The greatest gift



1.        WHAT IS LOVE?


(1.     Corinthians 13,13)

Today I want to speak about something that takes up most people. I want to speak to you about love…

Love is a subject that every man has a connection to. Maybe you have a negative connection to this word. Maybe you have had sorrows and disappointments in your life? Maybe you have been hurt in your heart and in your feelings? Maybe someone has forsaken you?

   You know, we write a lot of books about love, we sing a lot of songs about love and we actually talk a lot about love.

-           BUT WHAT IS LOVE?

Imagine that we went out asking that question to every person in this country. Don`t you think we would get a lot of different opinion and answers?

-            THE BIBLE SAYS THAT LOVE IS THE GREATEST OF ALL!!!

-            What does the Bible mean with this? What kind of love does it speak        about?   

Most people connect this word  love  with care, warmness, comfort, kindness, helping other people, good feelings etc. To other people love is about falling in love and also about romantic feelings between a man and a woman. And yes, all these things have to do with love.

But still the human love is always based on CONDITIONS ; ”I might help you, if you help me. I love you as long as you love me…”  We make limits and conditions to our love.

-            BUT IS THIS REAL LOVE?

 


2.  GOD IS LOVE!


The Bible says that GOD IS LOVE!!

(1.     John 4,8)

Gods love is without limits and conditions. He does not love us BECAUSE OF SOMETHING. No, He loves you IN SPITE OF who you are and what you do!

No matter what you feel or what situation you are in today – GOD LOVES YOU ANYWAY!

He loves you because HE  IS  LOVE!!   

Maybe you are here that feel that your whole life is totally broken? Maybe you feel that life is heavy and difficult? Maybe you have been left and betrayed by other people?

But listen carefully: There is one who loves you anyway. God loves you and He has a fantastic plan for your life!

-            Do you need comfort, care and safety in your life?

-            Do you want to be accepted?

-            Do you need to overcome your inner complexes?

-            Do you need to be free from that feeling of always failing in everything you do?

-            Do you need PEACE WITH GOD – AN INNER PEACE – THAT YOUR HEART GETS THE CARE AND LOVE THAT IT LONGS FOR SO DESPERATELY??


God IS love. He is the origin, the source and the answer to all our needs.

You might say that God created love, and He is still the only one who knows all the secrets of love! In God is everything we need to live a happy and harmonic life.

 

3.        GOD SHOWS US HIS LOVE THROUGH JESUS


Now many people will ask:  ”How did God really proved that He is love?”

(1.     John 4,9)

God showed us His wonderful great love WHEN HE SENT HIS SON JESUS to us, so that we could be saved, restored and have eternal life.

”For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…”

(John 3,16-17)

Jesus is THE EVIDENCE for how much God loves you and me…

My own life got transformed when I experienced Gods love through Jesus. Finally my life got joy, meaning and content. I began to see that the Bible was true. And this was really the love that I had been seeking for all my life! Finally I had found the answer to my most important need – JESUS!

So, how can you experience Gods love in  your  life?

The answer is very simple: YOU MUST RECEIVE JESUS IN YOUR HEART AND GET SAVED!! Then you will get a perfect relationship with God.

(John 14,6)   

You see, God meets every need through Jesus!

(Romans 8,32)

So if your need is:

-           Love, peace and salvation

-           Healing for your sickness

-           Mercy and comfort

-           Safety and care

-           Clothes and food

-           A house and a home

-           A job

-           Friends

Then JESUS IS YOUR BIG NEED!!  Because Jesus is the great provider of all these things.

You know, it is stupid trying to lock up a locked medicine cupboard without a key.

The secret is that JESUS IS THE KEY…