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What Does This Mean?


What is love? Why do we perish? Surely I can save myself..right? How did God save us?


God’s Love

1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love”

What is love?

  • “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16

Why do we perish?

  • “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
  • “For the wages of sin is death” Romans 6:23

Surely I can save myself..right?

  • “By one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners” Romans 5:19
  • “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned-every one- to his own way” Isaiah 53:6

How did God save us?

  • [Grace and Mercy]
    “She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” Matthew 1:21
    “But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8
  • [Redemption]
    “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” Mark 10:45
    “Christ redeems us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us” Galatians 3:13
    “He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • [Resurrection]
    “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
  • [Love]
    “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not our own doing; It is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no on may boast” Ephesians 2:8-9

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