This is part two of a sermon I gave twice in the aftermath of the January 6th insurrection last year. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I am posting this sermon in three parts- one for each simple truth. I pray you are blessed.
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Knowing that God is light (Truth #1) helps us to better understand who God is.
Simple truth #2 is God is love.
1 John 4:8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Ouch. John makes it plain there. If you know the love of God you begin to understand what God did for you.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Listen to this version- original author unknown- taken from the book Knowing God by Bill Giovannetti
For God — the greatest lover
So loved — the greatest degree
The world — the greatest number
That He gave — the greatest act
His only begotten Son — the greatest gift
That whoever — the greatest invitation
Believes — the greatest simplicity
In Him — the greatest Person
Should not perish — the greatest deliverance
But — the greatest difference
Have — the greatest certainty
Everlasting life — the greatest possession
Everlasting life- the greatest possession.
What does that mean? Jesus tells us.
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
If you realize that God is love, you begin to understand what He has done for you. Peter said that we have been given everything we need pertaining to life and Godliness. As a Christian, God’s love gives us an abundant life where we can have a relationship with that BIG God- and He loves you. God’s love can’t help but overflow out of you and into the world.
So, simple truth #1- God is light. Simple truth #2- God is love.