In a message entitled “Love Gives,” the focus was on Christians mirroring God’s love. As part of the message, we discuss several Bible passages along with orphans and adoption.
1 John 3:1
3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
God’s Love is…
- a love that overflows. It’s a perfect love to be shared.
- not counterfeit. In the fall, we walked away from the intended love. We are like orphans due to our sins and the sinful world.
- the perfect loving relationship… demonstrated by sending Jesus to the cross.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear,because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.