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Rev. Paul J. Miller – Sermon Outline – June 30, 2019

“What Does it Mean to ‘Love God’?” – Matt. 22:34-40

Who/what is “God”?

  • creator (Genesis 1:1)
  • not human (Numbers 23:19)
  • a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24)
  • faithful (Deuteronomy 4:31)
  • mighty & awesome (Deuteronomy 10:17)
  • a refuge (Deuteronomy 33:27)
  • gracious & compassionate (2 Chronicles 30:9)
  • a righteous judge (Psalm 7:11)
  • my rock – (Psalm 18:2)
  • king (Psalm 47:7)
  • saves (Psalm 68:20)
  • a sun & a shield (Psalm 84:11)
  • holy (Psalm 99:9)
  • gracious, righteous, full of compassion (Psalm 116:5)
  • in heaven (Ecclesiastes 5:2)
  • my salvation (Isaiah 12:2)
  • Sovereign (Daniel 5:21)
  • merciful & forgiving (Daniel 9:9)
  • righteous (Daniel 9:14)
  • truthful (John 3:33)
  • spirit (John 4:24)
  • faithful (1 Corinthians 1:9)
  • not disorder, but peace (1 Corinthians 14:33)
  • one (Galatians 3:20)
  • just (2 Thessalonians 1:6)
  • the builder (Hebrews 3:4)
  • light (1 John 1:5)
  • love 1 John 4:8 & 16
  • my strength and my defense (Exodus 15:2)
  • is a Warrior (Exodus 15:3)
  • my banner (Exodus 17:15
  • one (Deuteronomy 6:4)
  • Peace (Judges 6:24)
  • my rock, fortress, deliverer (2 Samuel 22:2
  • King (Psalm 10:16)
  • my shepherd (Psalm 23:1)
  • my Light and stronghold (Psalm 27:1)
  • good (Psalm 34:8)
  • great (Psalm 40:16)
  • upright (Psalm 92:15
  • compassionate & gracious (Psalm 103:8)
  • with me (Psalm 118:6-7)
  • a fortified tower (Proverbs 18:10)
  • judge & lawgiver (Isaiah 33:22)
  • everlasting (Isaiah 40:28)
  • my portion (Lamentations 3:24)
  • freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17)
  • near (11x)
  • giving (34x)
  • FATHER – most common reference to God, especially in New Testament

 

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” – 1 John 4:15b

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT BEGINS WITH LOVE

Galatians 5:22-23

THE END (GOAL) IS GROWING FAITH IS LOVE

2 Peter 1:5-7

PAUL’S GREAT DESCRIPTION OF LOVE

1 Corinthians 13:4-6

BOTH GOD & LOVE INCLUDE…

  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Forbearance
  • Kindness
  • Faithfulness
  • Gentleness
  • Self-control
  • Faith
  • Goodness
  • Knowledge
  • Self-control
  • Perseverance
  • Godliness
  • Mutual affection
  • Patient
  • Kind
  • Truth
  • Protection
  • Trust
  • Hope
  • Perseverance
  • WHAT LOVE/GOD IS NOT…
  • Envious
  • boastful
  • dishonoring
  • self-seeking
  • easily angered
  • recorder of wrongs
  • delights in evil
  • fear (1 John 4:18)
  • hate (1 John 4:19-20)
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