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Introduction • Welcome • Pray • When you introduce a new friend to people, you often share characteristics of that personUp Next: Current Series
Introduction (Cont) • Current Series “Introducing God” • Today “God As Savior” Up Next: Some may argue
Introduction (Cont) • Some may argue that we don’t need a savior. • We all can agree that we cant do everything on our own. Sometimes we need help. • The question is always the motivation of the one providing the help Up Next: If you believe
Introduction (Cont) • If you believe what the Bible says about our sin condition and we can’t pay the sin debt ourselves, then there is only one answer, Jesus and that one answer is because of one reason, love. • Today we are going to talk about God as Savior and his love for mankind. Up Next: Discussion question
Discussion Question • How are some ways we demonstrate love?
Common Characteristics • There are some common ways that we use to demonstrate our love to others. • Dr. Gary Chapman is well known for his documentation in the book “The 5 Love Languages”. Up Next: He illustrates 5 different ways…
Common Characteristics • He illustrates the 5 different ways that we use to show our love. Let’s look at these as a basis for the most common ways. Up Next: Words of Affirmation
Common Characteristics (Cont) • Words of Affirmation • We show our love to others by affirming them and encouraging them. Up Next: Acts of Service
World’s Common Beliefs (Cont) • Acts of Service • Doing things for other people like washing their car or running an errand. Up Next: Quality Time
World’s Common Beliefs (Cont) • Quality Time • Spending quality time with someone and building memories. Up Next: Gift Giving
World’s Common Beliefs (Cont) • Gift Giving • Giving something special to someone like flowers, candy, or something sentimental. Up Next: Physical Touch
World’s Common Beliefs (Cont) • Physical Touch • This can be as simple as a hug or extreme as giving ones-self fully to another person. Up Next: Each one us desires one or two…
World’s Common Beliefs (Cont) • Each one of us desires one or two of these given or shown to us but we also use these to show our love to others. Up Next: Sometimes we confuse love
Worlds Common Beliefs (cont) • Sometimes we confuse love with caring or feelings when love is actually an action. Up Next: Jessica is going to share with us the ultimate demonstration of love in how God displayed his love to mankind.
Romans 8:38-39 (38) For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, (39) neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Up Next: Start with love…
Biblical Truth • Start with love, lead up to Savior Up Next: 1 John 3:1
1 John 3:1 (1) 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. Up Next: What is proof of love?
Biblical Truth (Cont) • What is proof of love? • The Act and Proof of God's love (The giving of His son) Up Next: Self Sacrifice
Biblical Truth (Cont) • Self Sacrifice • Giving of Himself Up Next: Romans 5:8
Romans 5:8 • But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Up Next: John 3:16-17
John 3:16-17 (16) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (17) For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Up Next: Discussion Question
Discussion Question • How does God’s demonstration of love apply to your life?
Conclusion • God loves us so much! • When I taught at a private school, I had a poster on the wall to remind the students of Romans 8:38-39. It was also a wonderful reminder to me from time to time. Up Next: I encourage you to copy it down…
Conclusion • I encourage you to copy it down, put it on your bathroom mirror and speak it out loud each day. • Say it with me now Up Next: Romans 8:38-39
Romans 8:38-39 (38) For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, (39) neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Up Next: You can accept…
Conclusion (Cont) • You can accept God’s free gift to you and trust that you will not lose it. • You can give it back, but He’ll never take it away from you. It’s in your hands! Up Next: All you have to do…
Conclusion (Cont) • All you have to do is say yes to Jesus. • It’s simple. • If you want to say yes to Jesus, pray this with me by repeating this prayer. Feel free to pause the video after to copy it down if it helps you. Up Next: Yes to Jesus prayer
Conclusion (Cont) • Yes to Jesus prayer • Let us know: email@example.com, send a tweet to @clctc #isaidyes, message us on Facebook, click the I Said Yes button on www.clctc.org Up Next: Close
Closing • Pray • We hope this has sparked good discussion for you. • As always, comments and questions are welcome. You can leave your comments or questions on our YouTube channel, Facebook page, forum on our website, or email us directly. • We’ll see you next time for “God As A Friend”!