God’s Love to Us – Part 4

Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. (John 13:23)

Sun Mountains

“He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” – Matthew 5:45

  • Why only in John’s gospel does the phrase “whom Jesus loved” Appears?
  • He had a revelation of God’s love for him.
  • Jesus loved all the disciples intensely, BUT John knows it – revelation of his love.
  • John was the only disciple that knew that judas was the betrayer.
  • He was the only disciple at the foot of the cross. (john 19:25-27) Peter wasn’t there.
  • Tradition says boiling oil could not harm him. So he was banished to the island of Patmos and wrote the whole book of Revelations.
  • He’s like a man in a round house…You can’t corner him
  • He had a revelation of God’s unconditional “grace” love for him.

Are you the disciple that Jesus loves??

The Father’s Love

A child knows his grandpa loves him when he can crawl up into his grandpa’s lap, pluck a candy bar out of his shirt pocket, open it, take a bite out of it and say “would you like a piece too grandpa?”

Mom might scold him. But not grandpa!!

God’s love is like grandpa’s.

Say you’re at the checkout line and the total is $200 more then you got in your wallet. The guy behind you whips out his check book and writes a million dollar check and hands it to the casher, saying “will that cover it?”

A total stranger pays the bill.

That’s what God did.

God’s Love

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. — Romans 5:5-11

  • That’s how much the father loves you.
  • He paid too much, over the top for your sins. Giving his own Son for you.
  • So that there would be NO question “My Father loves me”
  • This is the “Almost too good to be true Gospel”

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