Sunday, November 18, 2012

To Daddy With Love - Sunday 18th November 2012

Teacher:- Deacon Tolu Adefowokan
Main Text:Matthew 22:35-40

God loves us, He loves everyone. God's love is there for us all, even unbelievers. John 17:23. God's love is everlasting John 13:1.

God releases general blessings unto everyone both believers and unbelievers. BUT! Even though God loves everyone there is a difference between those God loves and those that love Him. God has reserved special blessings for those that love Him. 

Love is a choice. We have to chose to love God, it is hard, but the Holy Spirit helps us to love God. Romans 5:5.

God wants to bless us but He desires that we do what He has commanded us in  order to avail ourselves of the special blessings He has for us. Sometimes as believers we miss out on blessings because we don't follow what He wants us to do. One of things God encourages us to do is to LOVE Him. 

Examples of those that Loved God in the Bible:-
Abraham demonstrated His love for God and went from having nothing in Genesis 12 to  having abundance in Genesis 22.

Genesis 29

David probably did more wrong than Saul did. But God did not hold it against Him. Throughout the history of the Bible, David was frequently used as a reference point for other Kings.

Job 13:15, Job 1:8. Job lost all he had, but because he feared God and lived an upright life before God, He went from having nothing to being the greatest man in the world.

What does blessings does God reserve for those that love Him.

1 Cor 2:9 - These are not  general blessings, they are blessings that God has SPECIALLY prepared for those that love Him. 

Ephesians 6:24 - There is SPECIAL grace + uncommon favor for those that love God.

Proverbs 8:21 - A rich inheritance

James 1:12 - Crown Of Life

Romans 8:28 - All things will work together 

Psalm 91 - A whole chapter of Blessings 

God cannot be deceived, He knows if you really love Him. Matt 15:8, Pro 23:26, Pro 4:23.

How to show You love God:-

1. Giving your heart over to God. What are you doing with your heart? 2 Chronicles 25:1-2

2. Showing Your fellow men God's love. 1 John 4:18-21

1 comment:

  1. I have father who will never ever fail me,
    Jesus is my father
    He will never ever fail me,
    Rock of ages will never ever fail