WHY LOVE GOD?
1 John 4:19
We often begin to love God for what he can do for us and even think that God loves us because of what we do for him. But our relationship with God is not symbiotic—he does not need us. This means his love is not a response to anything we do. His love simply is.
WHAT GOD HAS DONE
In Ephesians 2:1-7, the apostle Paul reminds the church of their story—how previously they were dead in their sins, followers of Satan, and children of wrath and how God has made them alive, raised them, and seated them with Christ. We look at this passage and see why God has done the marvelous things he has done for us, namely that he has done it out of love.
WHAT CAN SEPARATE US?
By the time Paul gets to the eighth chapter of his letter to the Romans, he has made the point that God is for those of us who are in Christ. Even when we believe that, followers of Jesus still tell ourselves lies about the love of God. Paul sorts through these lies and confronts them in Romans 8:31-39. The truth is that the love of God in Christ is stable, fully aware of our sins, and already at work.