2013_06_16 Certainty in Uncertain Times_Part 3_Pastor Ron

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Looking Up

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Looking Back Looking Forward Looking Up

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Looking up to the Love of God.

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Looking up to the Love of God. If you believe that God is a loving, generous father, then, when you have an uncertainty, you will look up to that father.

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Looking up to the Love of God. If you believe that God is a loving, generous father, then, when you have an uncertainty, you will look up to that father. If you believe that God is a mean, austere, angry God, you will run away when you face uncertainty or are in trouble.

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John 3:16 ESV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

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“All great men have had their favorite text; but this has been called everybody’s text .” ~ William Barclay

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“All great men have had their favorite text; but this has been called everybody’s text .” ~ William Barclay John 3:16 is The Gospel in a Nutshell

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The In-N-Out Burger chain prints it on the inside of the bottom rim of their paper cups .

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The Clothing chain Forever 21 prints it on the bottom of their shopping bags.

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Tornado Fuel Saver prints it on their product box.

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Some people, like the Rainbow Man , display the reference in more conspicuous ways at sporting events.

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Tim Tebow printed it on his eye black.

1. God’s Love is Immense:

1. God’s Love is Immense

1. God’s Love is Immense:

1. God’s Love is Immense For God SO loved…

1. God’s Love is Immense:

1. God’s Love is Immense For God SO loved… T he Greek adverb “ houtos ” has been simply translated as “so.”

1. God’s Love is Immense:

1. God’s Love is Immense For God SO loved… T he Greek adverb “ houtos ” has been simply translated as “so.” Some scholars believe that the sense and syntax of the word make it likely that John is emphasizing two things .

1. God’s Love is Immense:

1. God’s Love is Immense For God SO loved… T he Greek adverb “ houtos ” has been simply translated as “so.” Some scholars believe that the sense and syntax of the word make it likely that John is emphasizing two things. First he is emphasizing the degree to which God loved the world .

1. God’s Love is Immense:

1. God’s Love is Immense For God SO loved… T he Greek adverb “ houtos ” has been simply translated as “so.” Some scholars believe that the sense and syntax of the word make it likely that John is emphasizing two things. First he is emphasizing the degree to which God loved the world. Second, he shows the manner in which God chose to express that love – by sending his only son .

2. God’s Love is Unconditional:

2 . God’s Love is Unconditional

2. God’s Love is Unconditional:

2 . God’s Love is Unconditional For God so loved - the world …

2. God’s Love is Unconditional:

2 . God’s Love is Unconditional For God so loved - the world … The Greek word for world is KOSMOS

2. God’s Love is Unconditional:

2 . God’s Love is Unconditional For God so loved - the world … The Greek word for world is KOSMOS Among other things this word means “the whole mass of mankind”

2. God’s Love is Unconditional:

2 . God’s Love is Unconditional For God so loved - the world … The Greek word for world is KOSMOS Among other things this word means “the whole mass of mankind” This is one of the things that sets Him apart from every other god held up by every other world religion.

2. God’s Love is Unconditional:

2 . God’s Love is Unconditional Only Christianity dares to proclaim God’s love is unconditional.

2. God’s Love is Unconditional:

2 . God’s Love is Unconditional Only Christianity dares to proclaim God’s love is unconditional. Grace is all about God and God freely giving to us the gifts of forgiveness, mercy and love.

2. God’s Love is Unconditional:

2 . God’s Love is Unconditional Only Christianity dares to proclaim God’s love is unconditional. Grace is all about God and God freely giving to us the gifts of forgiveness, mercy and love. “There is nothing we can do to make God love us more . There is nothing we can do to make God love us less .” ~ Phillip Yancey

3. God’s Love is Valuable:

3 . God’s Love is Valuable

3. God’s Love is Valuable:

3 . God’s Love is Valuable …He gave His only Son…

3. God’s Love is Valuable:

3 . God’s Love is Valuable …He gave His only Son… Not only was He willing to give, but we see here that He was willing to give the Only one He had.

4. God’s Love is Accessible:

4 . God’s Love is Accessible

4. God’s Love is Accessible:

4 . God’s Love is Accessible …That whoever believes in Him…

4. God’s Love is Accessible:

4 . God’s Love is Accessible …That whoever believes in Him… The really good news about God’s love is that it is not limited to a select few.

4. God’s Love is Accessible:

4 . God’s Love is Accessible …That whoever believes in Him… The really good news about God’s love is that it is not limited to a select few. The question is: Will you believe in Him?

4. God’s Love is Accessible:

4 . God’s Love is Accessible …That whoever believes in Him… The really good news about God’s love is that it is not limited to a select few. The question is: Will you believe in Him? Will you believe in God’s son who became the ultimate expression of God’s love by giving His life on the cross for your sins?

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial …should not perish but have eternal life.

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial …should not perish but have eternal life. The very purpose of John’s writings was to communicate that theme: eternal life.

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial …should not perish but have eternal life. The very purpose of John’s writings was to communicate that theme: eternal life. John 3:36 ESV Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial …should not perish but have eternal life. The very purpose of John’s writings was to communicate that theme: eternal life. John 3:36 ESV Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. 1 John 5:13 ESV I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial In the Gospel of John eternal life is not futuristic, it’s present tense.

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial In the Gospel of John eternal life is not futuristic, it’s present tense. John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial In the Gospel of John eternal life is not futuristic, it’s present tense. John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Eternal life is knowing God. This means much more than just intellectual knowledge.

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial Genesis 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain…

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial Genesis 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain… Likewise when Jesus said eternal life is “knowing God,” He was speaking of having an intimate, close, personal relationship with God.

5. God’s Love is Beneficial:

5 . God’s Love is Beneficial John 3:16 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English) For God loved the world in this way: so much that he would give up his Son, The Only One, so that everyone who trusts in him shall not be lost, but he shall have eternal life.

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