Sermons > The Unrelenting love of god. In my younger years, I preached messages on the evil conditions in the church. Our Lord's love is absolutely unrelenting. Was this a mistake? Unrelenting Love of God Hosea 11:1-11 1 1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. Come to the feast From the greatest to the least Drink and believe the blood of life, the blood of life And the memory of who I was Fades away in the arms of love Watch my fears come undone like a thief on the run From the unrelenting heart of God (2) Come to the … In reality, we're saying, "God has stopped loving me, because I've failed him. He connived to send the man into a hopeless battle, knowing he would die. It is important to remind ourselves that God wants people saved more than we do, and, it is hard to imagine that He is any less unrelenting in His Love for a person in the last seconds of his life than He has been since the day life began in the womb. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Such a person can harden his heart so repeatedly and so rigidly, God's love will no longer penetrate the walls he has erected. I've made my bed in hell. He kept coming after me in love, until that day when he literally knocked me off my high horse. In short, this kind of love is unrelenting, never stopping in its pursuit of the beloved. Nehemiah - the unrelenting love of God. Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? At other times, I feel like I'm in a living hell, condemned and unworthy. Beloved, any believer can become as much like Jesus as he or she desires. But the fact is, no one can live up to this definition of love. Like so many young men in the 1960s and early 1970s, Jack was sent to fight in Vietnam as a Hospital Corpsman with the US Marines. Show me where I need to change. Paul addresses this crucial matter for all of us, in a single verse. Affluent believers paraded their exotic foods, while the poor had nothing to bring. You may recognize this verse. Consider how this powerful love affected Paul. Then, when something bad happens to us, we think, "God is whipping me." So, in answering that question, our response should always be one of hope. Likewise, the New Testament refers to spiritual riches as opposed to the deceitfulness of worldly wealth. It keeps on coming. Unrelenting Love. UNRELENTING LOVE! But no matter where I am, Lord - no matter how blessed I feel, or how low my condition is - you're there. We know this about it: whatever grace is, Paul says it will "(teach) us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world" (Titus 2:12). The love of God is not fragile, it is not soft, it is not dependent on circumstances – it is unrelenting. How did the carnal Corinthians react to Paul's message of God's triumphant love? Reminders of God’s unconditional, unrelenting love, grace and power. Our fleshly nature is beyond redemption, and therefore it must be crucified. And lay hold of the truth that Paul describes: "Of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption" (1 Corinthians 1:30). In his first letter to the Corinthians, the apostle had every reason to give up on the church. You are a totally incorrigible people. These people were soft on sin, some indulging in fornication and even incest. Apparently, the Corinthians were coming to church only to edify themselves. Box 8930 Though he was rich, for our sakes he became poor, that through his poverty we might be rich.". David is speaking of the great highs and lows we face in life. I know many ministers who talk much of God's love and freely offer it to others. The Unrelenting Love of God [Hosea 14:1-9] Intro Video = 3 Minutes If you fall into sin and turn your back on God, will he still love you? After he was converted, Paul testified that even during those hate-filled years - while he was full of prejudice, blindly slaughtering Christ's disciples - God loved him. One came with the gift of tongues, another with a prophecy, another with a word of wisdom - yet they were using their gifts to serve themselves. He said, in essence, "Even though I wasn't conscious of it, God was pursuing me. I’m in the middle of wanting someone so bad to want me back and I feel so vulnerable. The Unrelenting Love Of God. It is condensed so we can see the main struggle in the people of Nehemiah's day. What I'm talking about is the birth of a totally new nature. Babies seek only to have their own needs met. Even when I'm disobedient - sinning against your truth, taking your grace for granted - you never stop loving me. But what was Paul's purpose? Paul writes, "Let love be without dissimulation [hypocrisy]...Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another" (Romans 12:9-10). Their emphasis now was on giving rather than getting. Few Christians truly rejoice when they see their brothers or sisters being blessed by God. But God sees your position as being solely in Christ. There would have been no congregation left for Paul to reprove. The Agape love, the true essence of love that God offers unconditionally. God is a verb, an action we bring to the world to make love and justice known! He said, in essence, “Even though I wasn’t conscious of it, God was pursuing me. If so, know that God will never be hindered in his love for you. Only this kind of fellowship truly reveals Christ's grace and God's love. And that love has made provision for me to take on his nature. It's usually the result of a preacher not having his own personal revelation of God's love for him. The Lord wanted them to know the security of their position in Christ. In this one-of-a-kind guided experience, you will dig deep into Psalm 23, experiencing God's unrelenting love for you, and discovering why this passage can become the foundation for your faith. We would be converted ten times a day, and we would backslide ten times daily. Not letting up or weakening in vigor or pace. According to Paul, grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and lusts, and to live holy and pure lives. Your love for me is relentless! I'm sure you know the story of David's sin. It was that the man's soul might be saved (see 1 Corinthians 5:5). In the face of increasing wickedness in the world, human ideas have fallen short. 2 But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me. In my view, it's sorely lacking in much of the church. But God's love for David never abated, even in the hour of his greatest shame. I want to talk to you about the word unrelenting. March 7 & March 8, 2020 Ron Williams. In Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, he describes seeing very little of this kind of grace. Human love fails. As children of God, we need to remember we have the DNA of our Heavenly Father – who is the God of Hope (Romans 15:13). When we think of such believers, the word "saintly" doesn't come to mind. The apostle wrote, "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). He lusted after another man's wife and impregnated her. ", At one low point, David prayed, "Lord, you seated my soul in a heavenly place. It comes to us through the Lord's example. David "called his name Solomon: and the Lord loved him" (12:24). Go ahead and fight among yourselves. The church body was rampant with individualism. Here is a grace that's willing to remain humble, even as it rejoices in others' blessings. Yet, in spite of his many blessings and his devoted life, David utterly disobeyed God's law. That is our position. Nathan prophesied, "The child also that is born unto thee shall surely die" (12:14). This is the same man who enjoyed daily spiritual input from godly counselors. The Difference the Spirit Makes. Ron Williams, Senior Pastor 1 John 1:5-2:2. I believe my Father loves me unrelentingly. Paul next addresses the love of God. You never accept my arguments about how unworthy I am. 2 years ago. They can't believe God would still accept them, because they're convinced he's given up on them. I tell you, you'll perform greater works than all of mine." The Greek phrase Paul uses translates as "the fellowship of the Holy Ghost." January 10, 2021 Jesus didn't come to magnify himself or bring himself glory. We should declare over their lives that they have “eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts that cry out to Jesus.” We need to remind our unsaved loved ones that should they face death suddenly, they need only to cry out His Name. It's usually said rote by the pastor, and few hearers grasp its enormous significance. That was the unrelenting love of God.” 3. Following the tone, I have continued forward in time to tell of the continuing works of God. It's often used in church services as a benediction. It is important to remind ourselves that God wants people saved more than we do, and, it is hard to imagine that He is any less unrelenting in His Love for a person in the last seconds of his life than He has been since the day life began in the womb. When Christ walked on earth, he wasn't in competition with anybody. We end up blaming every trouble, trial, sickness and difficulty on him. Do you struggle with a weakness? This message boils down to one issue: am I willing to be changed. Paul was telling them, "You cleaned yourselves up, you were indignant over your sins, and now you're filled with zeal and godly fear. We suddenly stop comprehending God's unrelenting love for us. We find the secret to Paul's statement about grace in 2 Corinthians 8:9. These people were no longer wrapped up in gifts, signs and wonders. Yet, in spite of David's sin, God kept pursuing him in love. He's saying, "There are times when I'm so blessed, I feel lifted with joy. In Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, he addresses their need for God's grace. Let someone else speak. Paul isn't talking about material riches here, but about spiritual riches. Men and women gloried in their spiritual gifts, jostling for status and position. A pre-teen asked the question of his Sunday School teacher, “How will I be happy in heaven if I know someone I loved didn’t receive Jesus and is now in hell?” Tough question, no easy answer. This individualism carried over to the people's spiritual gifts. It means undiminished in intensity or effort - unyielding, uncompromising, incapable of being changed or persuaded by arguments. Most believers have read this passage over and over. When I say God secures his people in grace, I'm not talking about a doctrine that allows believers to continue in promiscuous sin. He had many causes to be angry with them. And he didn't glory in his own power, ability or achievements. The demons of hell cannot thwart it. And the Corinthians were childish in just that way. ", Through the years, Paul became increasingly convinced God would love him fervently to the end, through all his highs and lows. Then he tried to cover up his sin by getting the husband drunk, hoping the man would sleep with his pregnant wife. We get to live it. Make this your prayer today: "Holy Spirit, I know I don't have much of the grace Paul is talking about. Paul was praying that the Corinthians would lay hold of these truths. All this time I've poured out my very life for you. They cry out for pampering. There are many parallels in the Bible of God’s unrelenting love for us. Wednesdays @ 6:15 p.m. And all are eager to give rather than take. 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No, this passage is all about God's love. January 3, 2021; Upcoming Events. And I deserve wrath, punishment. Psalm 23 – an Encouragement for the Living. HEY – anybody out there excited, pumped, grateful for the ‘Reckless Love Of God?’ I would like to begin today by reading some words that God breathed and the Apostle Paul put to paper 2000 years ago to the church in Corinth. Lewis describes the unrelenting love and pursuit of the father in his autobiography Surprised by Joy: You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. Christ passed up every opportunity to be the greatest among his fellow men. First Corinthians 13:4-8 gives us a powerful truth about God's unrelenting love. And, after the rebuke, the Lord told him that in fact, the man had accepted Christ, seconds before his spirit and soul left his body. When they see another minister reaping God's blessings, they think only of their own condition. That was the unrelenting love of God. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation" (2 Corinthians 7:11, 9-10). Later, when reports came back to him that his disciples were performing those very works, casting out demons and healing people, he danced with joy. And the most exciting part is, it’s not just some novel collecting dust on a bookshelf. Throughout his letters, Paul speaks of the riches of Christ's glory, riches of wisdom, riches of grace, of being rich in mercy, faith and good works. David prayed around the clock for his baby's health. Shortly after the funeral, this minister was strongly rebuked by the Lord – not in an audible voice, but through a strong unction within his spirit. No doubt, you've heard this passage many times, from church pulpits and at weddings: "Charity [love] suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. A starting point would be to say that nobody knows what happened in the last moments of the person’s life. They fall into a pit of despair, unable to trust God's Word. Most of us think, "This is the kind of love God expects of us." Leader Note: Remember your goal isn’t to get through every question but to have a good discussion where everyone participates.Your number one job as a small group leader is making space for the Holy Spirit to work. In First Corinthians, we read of him turning over a man to Satan, for the destruction of the man's flesh. Such "in your face" preaching is misguided by human zeal. God called David's actions "a great evil." That's why he inspired Paul to address them as sanctified saints. Bathsheba was now David's wife, and she gave birth to another child. Come to the feast All you wounded and weak Come and receive the bread of life, the bread of life. Yet I believe the majority of Christians find Paul's words impossible to believe. Think of what Paul was saying. But when was the last time you felt His love? Paul later said to them, "Ye sorrowed after a godly sort... Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. The Unrelenting love of god December 15, 2019; Pastor Clyde Ellis ... pastor Asst. David had sinned grievously. This Sunday's service is designed to help you get the truth of God's love from your head to your heart. 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Come to the feast From the greatest to the least Drink and believe the blood of life, the blood of life And the memory of who I was Fades away in the arms of love Watch my fears come undone like a thief on the run From the unrelenting heart of God (2) Come to the … In reality, we're saying, "God has stopped loving me, because I've failed him. He connived to send the man into a hopeless battle, knowing he would die. It is important to remind ourselves that God wants people saved more than we do, and, it is hard to imagine that He is any less unrelenting in His Love for a person in the last seconds of his life than He has been since the day life began in the womb. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Such a person can harden his heart so repeatedly and so rigidly, God's love will no longer penetrate the walls he has erected. I've made my bed in hell. He kept coming after me in love, until that day when he literally knocked me off my high horse. In short, this kind of love is unrelenting, never stopping in its pursuit of the beloved. Nehemiah - the unrelenting love of God. Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? At other times, I feel like I'm in a living hell, condemned and unworthy. Beloved, any believer can become as much like Jesus as he or she desires. But the fact is, no one can live up to this definition of love. Like so many young men in the 1960s and early 1970s, Jack was sent to fight in Vietnam as a Hospital Corpsman with the US Marines. Show me where I need to change. Paul addresses this crucial matter for all of us, in a single verse. Affluent believers paraded their exotic foods, while the poor had nothing to bring. You may recognize this verse. Consider how this powerful love affected Paul. Then, when something bad happens to us, we think, "God is whipping me." So, in answering that question, our response should always be one of hope. Likewise, the New Testament refers to spiritual riches as opposed to the deceitfulness of worldly wealth. It keeps on coming. Unrelenting Love. UNRELENTING LOVE! But no matter where I am, Lord - no matter how blessed I feel, or how low my condition is - you're there. We know this about it: whatever grace is, Paul says it will "(teach) us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world" (Titus 2:12). The love of God is not fragile, it is not soft, it is not dependent on circumstances – it is unrelenting. How did the carnal Corinthians react to Paul's message of God's triumphant love? Reminders of God’s unconditional, unrelenting love, grace and power. Our fleshly nature is beyond redemption, and therefore it must be crucified. And lay hold of the truth that Paul describes: "Of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption" (1 Corinthians 1:30). In his first letter to the Corinthians, the apostle had every reason to give up on the church. You are a totally incorrigible people. These people were soft on sin, some indulging in fornication and even incest. Apparently, the Corinthians were coming to church only to edify themselves. Box 8930 Though he was rich, for our sakes he became poor, that through his poverty we might be rich.". David is speaking of the great highs and lows we face in life. I know many ministers who talk much of God's love and freely offer it to others. The Unrelenting Love of God [Hosea 14:1-9] Intro Video = 3 Minutes If you fall into sin and turn your back on God, will he still love you? After he was converted, Paul testified that even during those hate-filled years - while he was full of prejudice, blindly slaughtering Christ's disciples - God loved him. One came with the gift of tongues, another with a prophecy, another with a word of wisdom - yet they were using their gifts to serve themselves. He said, in essence, "Even though I wasn't conscious of it, God was pursuing me. I’m in the middle of wanting someone so bad to want me back and I feel so vulnerable. The Unrelenting Love Of God. It is condensed so we can see the main struggle in the people of Nehemiah's day. What I'm talking about is the birth of a totally new nature. Babies seek only to have their own needs met. Even when I'm disobedient - sinning against your truth, taking your grace for granted - you never stop loving me. But what was Paul's purpose? Paul writes, "Let love be without dissimulation [hypocrisy]...Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another" (Romans 12:9-10). Their emphasis now was on giving rather than getting. Few Christians truly rejoice when they see their brothers or sisters being blessed by God. But God sees your position as being solely in Christ. There would have been no congregation left for Paul to reprove. The Agape love, the true essence of love that God offers unconditionally. God is a verb, an action we bring to the world to make love and justice known! He said, in essence, “Even though I wasn’t conscious of it, God was pursuing me. If so, know that God will never be hindered in his love for you. Only this kind of fellowship truly reveals Christ's grace and God's love. And that love has made provision for me to take on his nature. It's usually the result of a preacher not having his own personal revelation of God's love for him. The Lord wanted them to know the security of their position in Christ. In this one-of-a-kind guided experience, you will dig deep into Psalm 23, experiencing God's unrelenting love for you, and discovering why this passage can become the foundation for your faith. We would be converted ten times a day, and we would backslide ten times daily. Not letting up or weakening in vigor or pace. According to Paul, grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and lusts, and to live holy and pure lives. Your love for me is relentless! I'm sure you know the story of David's sin. It was that the man's soul might be saved (see 1 Corinthians 5:5). In the face of increasing wickedness in the world, human ideas have fallen short. 2 But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me. In my view, it's sorely lacking in much of the church. But God's love for David never abated, even in the hour of his greatest shame. I want to talk to you about the word unrelenting. March 7 & March 8, 2020 Ron Williams. In Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, he describes seeing very little of this kind of grace. Human love fails. As children of God, we need to remember we have the DNA of our Heavenly Father – who is the God of Hope (Romans 15:13). When we think of such believers, the word "saintly" doesn't come to mind. The apostle wrote, "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). He lusted after another man's wife and impregnated her. ", At one low point, David prayed, "Lord, you seated my soul in a heavenly place. It comes to us through the Lord's example. David "called his name Solomon: and the Lord loved him" (12:24). Go ahead and fight among yourselves. The church body was rampant with individualism. Here is a grace that's willing to remain humble, even as it rejoices in others' blessings. Yet, in spite of his many blessings and his devoted life, David utterly disobeyed God's law. That is our position. Nathan prophesied, "The child also that is born unto thee shall surely die" (12:14). This is the same man who enjoyed daily spiritual input from godly counselors. The Difference the Spirit Makes. Ron Williams, Senior Pastor 1 John 1:5-2:2. I believe my Father loves me unrelentingly. Paul next addresses the love of God. You never accept my arguments about how unworthy I am. 2 years ago. They can't believe God would still accept them, because they're convinced he's given up on them. I tell you, you'll perform greater works than all of mine." The Greek phrase Paul uses translates as "the fellowship of the Holy Ghost." January 10, 2021 Jesus didn't come to magnify himself or bring himself glory. We should declare over their lives that they have “eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts that cry out to Jesus.” We need to remind our unsaved loved ones that should they face death suddenly, they need only to cry out His Name. It's usually said rote by the pastor, and few hearers grasp its enormous significance. That was the unrelenting love of God.” 3. Following the tone, I have continued forward in time to tell of the continuing works of God. It's often used in church services as a benediction. It is important to remind ourselves that God wants people saved more than we do, and, it is hard to imagine that He is any less unrelenting in His Love for a person in the last seconds of his life than He has been since the day life began in the womb. When Christ walked on earth, he wasn't in competition with anybody. We end up blaming every trouble, trial, sickness and difficulty on him. Do you struggle with a weakness? This message boils down to one issue: am I willing to be changed. Paul was telling them, "You cleaned yourselves up, you were indignant over your sins, and now you're filled with zeal and godly fear. We suddenly stop comprehending God's unrelenting love for us. We find the secret to Paul's statement about grace in 2 Corinthians 8:9. These people were no longer wrapped up in gifts, signs and wonders. Yet, in spite of David's sin, God kept pursuing him in love. He's saying, "There are times when I'm so blessed, I feel lifted with joy. In Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, he addresses their need for God's grace. Let someone else speak. Paul isn't talking about material riches here, but about spiritual riches. Men and women gloried in their spiritual gifts, jostling for status and position. A pre-teen asked the question of his Sunday School teacher, “How will I be happy in heaven if I know someone I loved didn’t receive Jesus and is now in hell?” Tough question, no easy answer. This individualism carried over to the people's spiritual gifts. It means undiminished in intensity or effort - unyielding, uncompromising, incapable of being changed or persuaded by arguments. Most believers have read this passage over and over. When I say God secures his people in grace, I'm not talking about a doctrine that allows believers to continue in promiscuous sin. He had many causes to be angry with them. And he didn't glory in his own power, ability or achievements. The demons of hell cannot thwart it. And the Corinthians were childish in just that way. ", Through the years, Paul became increasingly convinced God would love him fervently to the end, through all his highs and lows. Then he tried to cover up his sin by getting the husband drunk, hoping the man would sleep with his pregnant wife. We get to live it. Make this your prayer today: "Holy Spirit, I know I don't have much of the grace Paul is talking about. Paul was praying that the Corinthians would lay hold of these truths. All this time I've poured out my very life for you. They cry out for pampering. There are many parallels in the Bible of God’s unrelenting love for us. Wednesdays @ 6:15 p.m. And all are eager to give rather than take. 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No, this passage is all about God's love. January 3, 2021; Upcoming Events. And I deserve wrath, punishment. Psalm 23 – an Encouragement for the Living. HEY – anybody out there excited, pumped, grateful for the ‘Reckless Love Of God?’ I would like to begin today by reading some words that God breathed and the Apostle Paul put to paper 2000 years ago to the church in Corinth. Lewis describes the unrelenting love and pursuit of the father in his autobiography Surprised by Joy: You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. Christ passed up every opportunity to be the greatest among his fellow men. First Corinthians 13:4-8 gives us a powerful truth about God's unrelenting love. And, after the rebuke, the Lord told him that in fact, the man had accepted Christ, seconds before his spirit and soul left his body. When they see another minister reaping God's blessings, they think only of their own condition. That was the unrelenting love of God. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation" (2 Corinthians 7:11, 9-10). Later, when reports came back to him that his disciples were performing those very works, casting out demons and healing people, he danced with joy. And the most exciting part is, it’s not just some novel collecting dust on a bookshelf. Throughout his letters, Paul speaks of the riches of Christ's glory, riches of wisdom, riches of grace, of being rich in mercy, faith and good works. David prayed around the clock for his baby's health. Shortly after the funeral, this minister was strongly rebuked by the Lord – not in an audible voice, but through a strong unction within his spirit. No doubt, you've heard this passage many times, from church pulpits and at weddings: "Charity [love] suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. A starting point would be to say that nobody knows what happened in the last moments of the person’s life. They fall into a pit of despair, unable to trust God's Word. Most of us think, "This is the kind of love God expects of us." Leader Note: Remember your goal isn’t to get through every question but to have a good discussion where everyone participates.Your number one job as a small group leader is making space for the Holy Spirit to work. In First Corinthians, we read of him turning over a man to Satan, for the destruction of the man's flesh. Such "in your face" preaching is misguided by human zeal. God called David's actions "a great evil." That's why he inspired Paul to address them as sanctified saints. Bathsheba was now David's wife, and she gave birth to another child. Come to the feast All you wounded and weak Come and receive the bread of life, the bread of life. Yet I believe the majority of Christians find Paul's words impossible to believe. Think of what Paul was saying. But when was the last time you felt His love? Paul later said to them, "Ye sorrowed after a godly sort... Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. The Unrelenting love of god December 15, 2019; Pastor Clyde Ellis ... pastor Asst. David had sinned grievously. This Sunday's service is designed to help you get the truth of God's love from your head to your heart. 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He breathed out threats of slaughter against everyone who followed Jesus. This is the story of Hosea Hosea 14:1-9and Pray An amazing invitation (14:1) We find embedded at the end of the Hosea/Gomer love story an unbelievable invitation to return. He was mentored by upright men of God. Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. How God relentlessly pursue us, even when we fall short or do not deserve His love. And the New Covenant has made provision for this: "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature" (2 Peter 1:4). There is but one condition for this to take place: simply believe. Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me You have been so, so good to me When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me You have been so, so kind to me Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine But in his second letter, Paul focuses on God's love. They didn't have any power in themselves to suddenly become godly. I know you know that God loves you. And what is the teaching that grace offers? That's true, in a sense. Pueblo, CO 81008 How many of us can claim this same kind of grace? God is the one who wrestles with us – not to take our lives away but to love us back into a fight that needs us! Give me your nature, Jesus.". Therefore, when God looks at us, he sees us not according to our sinful condition, but according to our heavenly position in Christ. As we read of Paul's life, we see a man bent on destroying God's church. from White Pine Community Church PRO . ", The deepest work of the Holy Spirit deals with more than spiritual gifts. Was God winking at the church's compromise? I struck at compromise and smashed everything in sight. That's how you can measure Christ's grace and God's love in your life. Amazing Love: The Amazing Unrelenting Love of God: Jay Willhoite (9781098048136): Free Delivery when you spend £10 at Eden.co.uk They melted at his words. When God looked on them, he knew they had no resources to change. What a marvelous description of the love of God. He didn't push his divine weight around to gain power or recognition. Those who understand the hour are seeking God. WEEK 2: LOVE SAVES. How do we reach such a place, where we can be taught by grace? Tel: (719) 487-7888 | Fax: (719) 896-5410 And the change came by the preaching of God's love. The Lord then disciplined David, saying he would suffer severe consequences. We have to be convinced of God's love for us. Nothing you have done, or can do, will change how God loves you unconditionally. No, never. While the world mocked this fallen man's faith, God gave David a token of his unrelenting love. The trials of life cannot stop it. (Numerous passages prove this. Finally, Paul focuses on the communion of the Holy Ghost. If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there" (Psalm 139:5,7-8). Discussion of Weekly Sermons for Women. The Word makes this promise to those who do… And it shall come to pass, that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved (Acts 2:21 NKJV). God of endless mercy, God of unrelenting love Rescue every daughter bring us back the wayward sons And by Your spirit breathe upon them show the world that You alone can save You alone can save Bridge So breathe, oh breath of God Now breathe, oh breath of God Breathe, oh breath of God Now breathe Unrelenting = Not softening or yielding in determination. What about me?". January 8, 2021 6:30 am – 7:30 am Watch Party + Lunch for Young Families. The Children’s Ministries are re-adopting a new curriculum entitled “Godly Play”. You must believe I will be God to you.". The Unrelenting Love Of God; Back to The Unrelenting Love Of God. To be unrelenting is to stick to a determined course. Surely he heard his disciples glorifying his mighty deeds. This was all contrary to the grace Paul preached. I've displeased him, and he's angry at me." Agape is unconditional love, Agape is Gods kind of Love! God's love says to us, "I want to assure your position in Christ. This man’s reputation was one of being mean-spirited, angry and hateful – a person who had no interest in knowing anything about the life he could have in Jesus. Quote by: Carmen Miller, Founder @WholeMagazine. He states, "Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich." He didn't exalt himself at the expense of poor, less able men. He chased after David unrelentingly. Home > Sermons > The Unrelenting love of god. In my younger years, I preached messages on the evil conditions in the church. Our Lord's love is absolutely unrelenting. Was this a mistake? Unrelenting Love of God Hosea 11:1-11 1 1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. Come to the feast From the greatest to the least Drink and believe the blood of life, the blood of life And the memory of who I was Fades away in the arms of love Watch my fears come undone like a thief on the run From the unrelenting heart of God (2) Come to the … In reality, we're saying, "God has stopped loving me, because I've failed him. He connived to send the man into a hopeless battle, knowing he would die. It is important to remind ourselves that God wants people saved more than we do, and, it is hard to imagine that He is any less unrelenting in His Love for a person in the last seconds of his life than He has been since the day life began in the womb. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Such a person can harden his heart so repeatedly and so rigidly, God's love will no longer penetrate the walls he has erected. I've made my bed in hell. He kept coming after me in love, until that day when he literally knocked me off my high horse. In short, this kind of love is unrelenting, never stopping in its pursuit of the beloved. Nehemiah - the unrelenting love of God. Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? At other times, I feel like I'm in a living hell, condemned and unworthy. Beloved, any believer can become as much like Jesus as he or she desires. But the fact is, no one can live up to this definition of love. Like so many young men in the 1960s and early 1970s, Jack was sent to fight in Vietnam as a Hospital Corpsman with the US Marines. Show me where I need to change. Paul addresses this crucial matter for all of us, in a single verse. Affluent believers paraded their exotic foods, while the poor had nothing to bring. You may recognize this verse. Consider how this powerful love affected Paul. Then, when something bad happens to us, we think, "God is whipping me." So, in answering that question, our response should always be one of hope. Likewise, the New Testament refers to spiritual riches as opposed to the deceitfulness of worldly wealth. It keeps on coming. Unrelenting Love. UNRELENTING LOVE! But no matter where I am, Lord - no matter how blessed I feel, or how low my condition is - you're there. We know this about it: whatever grace is, Paul says it will "(teach) us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world" (Titus 2:12). The love of God is not fragile, it is not soft, it is not dependent on circumstances – it is unrelenting. How did the carnal Corinthians react to Paul's message of God's triumphant love? Reminders of God’s unconditional, unrelenting love, grace and power. Our fleshly nature is beyond redemption, and therefore it must be crucified. And lay hold of the truth that Paul describes: "Of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption" (1 Corinthians 1:30). In his first letter to the Corinthians, the apostle had every reason to give up on the church. You are a totally incorrigible people. These people were soft on sin, some indulging in fornication and even incest. Apparently, the Corinthians were coming to church only to edify themselves. Box 8930 Though he was rich, for our sakes he became poor, that through his poverty we might be rich.". David is speaking of the great highs and lows we face in life. I know many ministers who talk much of God's love and freely offer it to others. The Unrelenting Love of God [Hosea 14:1-9] Intro Video = 3 Minutes If you fall into sin and turn your back on God, will he still love you? After he was converted, Paul testified that even during those hate-filled years - while he was full of prejudice, blindly slaughtering Christ's disciples - God loved him. One came with the gift of tongues, another with a prophecy, another with a word of wisdom - yet they were using their gifts to serve themselves. He said, in essence, "Even though I wasn't conscious of it, God was pursuing me. I’m in the middle of wanting someone so bad to want me back and I feel so vulnerable. The Unrelenting Love Of God. It is condensed so we can see the main struggle in the people of Nehemiah's day. What I'm talking about is the birth of a totally new nature. Babies seek only to have their own needs met. Even when I'm disobedient - sinning against your truth, taking your grace for granted - you never stop loving me. But what was Paul's purpose? Paul writes, "Let love be without dissimulation [hypocrisy]...Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another" (Romans 12:9-10). Their emphasis now was on giving rather than getting. Few Christians truly rejoice when they see their brothers or sisters being blessed by God. But God sees your position as being solely in Christ. There would have been no congregation left for Paul to reprove. The Agape love, the true essence of love that God offers unconditionally. God is a verb, an action we bring to the world to make love and justice known! He said, in essence, “Even though I wasn’t conscious of it, God was pursuing me. If so, know that God will never be hindered in his love for you. Only this kind of fellowship truly reveals Christ's grace and God's love. And that love has made provision for me to take on his nature. It's usually the result of a preacher not having his own personal revelation of God's love for him. The Lord wanted them to know the security of their position in Christ. In this one-of-a-kind guided experience, you will dig deep into Psalm 23, experiencing God's unrelenting love for you, and discovering why this passage can become the foundation for your faith. We would be converted ten times a day, and we would backslide ten times daily. Not letting up or weakening in vigor or pace. According to Paul, grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and lusts, and to live holy and pure lives. Your love for me is relentless! I'm sure you know the story of David's sin. It was that the man's soul might be saved (see 1 Corinthians 5:5). In the face of increasing wickedness in the world, human ideas have fallen short. 2 But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me. In my view, it's sorely lacking in much of the church. But God's love for David never abated, even in the hour of his greatest shame. I want to talk to you about the word unrelenting. March 7 & March 8, 2020 Ron Williams. In Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, he describes seeing very little of this kind of grace. Human love fails. As children of God, we need to remember we have the DNA of our Heavenly Father – who is the God of Hope (Romans 15:13). When we think of such believers, the word "saintly" doesn't come to mind. The apostle wrote, "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). He lusted after another man's wife and impregnated her. ", At one low point, David prayed, "Lord, you seated my soul in a heavenly place. It comes to us through the Lord's example. David "called his name Solomon: and the Lord loved him" (12:24). Go ahead and fight among yourselves. The church body was rampant with individualism. Here is a grace that's willing to remain humble, even as it rejoices in others' blessings. Yet, in spite of his many blessings and his devoted life, David utterly disobeyed God's law. That is our position. Nathan prophesied, "The child also that is born unto thee shall surely die" (12:14). This is the same man who enjoyed daily spiritual input from godly counselors. The Difference the Spirit Makes. Ron Williams, Senior Pastor 1 John 1:5-2:2. I believe my Father loves me unrelentingly. Paul next addresses the love of God. You never accept my arguments about how unworthy I am. 2 years ago. They can't believe God would still accept them, because they're convinced he's given up on them. I tell you, you'll perform greater works than all of mine." The Greek phrase Paul uses translates as "the fellowship of the Holy Ghost." January 10, 2021 Jesus didn't come to magnify himself or bring himself glory. We should declare over their lives that they have “eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts that cry out to Jesus.” We need to remind our unsaved loved ones that should they face death suddenly, they need only to cry out His Name. It's usually said rote by the pastor, and few hearers grasp its enormous significance. That was the unrelenting love of God.” 3. Following the tone, I have continued forward in time to tell of the continuing works of God. It's often used in church services as a benediction. It is important to remind ourselves that God wants people saved more than we do, and, it is hard to imagine that He is any less unrelenting in His Love for a person in the last seconds of his life than He has been since the day life began in the womb. When Christ walked on earth, he wasn't in competition with anybody. We end up blaming every trouble, trial, sickness and difficulty on him. Do you struggle with a weakness? This message boils down to one issue: am I willing to be changed. Paul was telling them, "You cleaned yourselves up, you were indignant over your sins, and now you're filled with zeal and godly fear. We suddenly stop comprehending God's unrelenting love for us. We find the secret to Paul's statement about grace in 2 Corinthians 8:9. These people were no longer wrapped up in gifts, signs and wonders. Yet, in spite of David's sin, God kept pursuing him in love. He's saying, "There are times when I'm so blessed, I feel lifted with joy. In Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, he addresses their need for God's grace. Let someone else speak. Paul isn't talking about material riches here, but about spiritual riches. Men and women gloried in their spiritual gifts, jostling for status and position. A pre-teen asked the question of his Sunday School teacher, “How will I be happy in heaven if I know someone I loved didn’t receive Jesus and is now in hell?” Tough question, no easy answer. This individualism carried over to the people's spiritual gifts. It means undiminished in intensity or effort - unyielding, uncompromising, incapable of being changed or persuaded by arguments. Most believers have read this passage over and over. When I say God secures his people in grace, I'm not talking about a doctrine that allows believers to continue in promiscuous sin. He had many causes to be angry with them. And he didn't glory in his own power, ability or achievements. The demons of hell cannot thwart it. And the Corinthians were childish in just that way. ", Through the years, Paul became increasingly convinced God would love him fervently to the end, through all his highs and lows. Then he tried to cover up his sin by getting the husband drunk, hoping the man would sleep with his pregnant wife. We get to live it. Make this your prayer today: "Holy Spirit, I know I don't have much of the grace Paul is talking about. Paul was praying that the Corinthians would lay hold of these truths. All this time I've poured out my very life for you. They cry out for pampering. There are many parallels in the Bible of God’s unrelenting love for us. Wednesdays @ 6:15 p.m. And all are eager to give rather than take. 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No, this passage is all about God's love. January 3, 2021; Upcoming Events. And I deserve wrath, punishment. Psalm 23 – an Encouragement for the Living. HEY – anybody out there excited, pumped, grateful for the ‘Reckless Love Of God?’ I would like to begin today by reading some words that God breathed and the Apostle Paul put to paper 2000 years ago to the church in Corinth. Lewis describes the unrelenting love and pursuit of the father in his autobiography Surprised by Joy: You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. Christ passed up every opportunity to be the greatest among his fellow men. First Corinthians 13:4-8 gives us a powerful truth about God's unrelenting love. And, after the rebuke, the Lord told him that in fact, the man had accepted Christ, seconds before his spirit and soul left his body. When they see another minister reaping God's blessings, they think only of their own condition. That was the unrelenting love of God. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation" (2 Corinthians 7:11, 9-10). Later, when reports came back to him that his disciples were performing those very works, casting out demons and healing people, he danced with joy. And the most exciting part is, it’s not just some novel collecting dust on a bookshelf. Throughout his letters, Paul speaks of the riches of Christ's glory, riches of wisdom, riches of grace, of being rich in mercy, faith and good works. David prayed around the clock for his baby's health. Shortly after the funeral, this minister was strongly rebuked by the Lord – not in an audible voice, but through a strong unction within his spirit. No doubt, you've heard this passage many times, from church pulpits and at weddings: "Charity [love] suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. A starting point would be to say that nobody knows what happened in the last moments of the person’s life. They fall into a pit of despair, unable to trust God's Word. Most of us think, "This is the kind of love God expects of us." Leader Note: Remember your goal isn’t to get through every question but to have a good discussion where everyone participates.Your number one job as a small group leader is making space for the Holy Spirit to work. In First Corinthians, we read of him turning over a man to Satan, for the destruction of the man's flesh. Such "in your face" preaching is misguided by human zeal. God called David's actions "a great evil." That's why he inspired Paul to address them as sanctified saints. Bathsheba was now David's wife, and she gave birth to another child. Come to the feast All you wounded and weak Come and receive the bread of life, the bread of life. Yet I believe the majority of Christians find Paul's words impossible to believe. Think of what Paul was saying. But when was the last time you felt His love? Paul later said to them, "Ye sorrowed after a godly sort... Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. The Unrelenting love of god December 15, 2019; Pastor Clyde Ellis ... pastor Asst. David had sinned grievously. This Sunday's service is designed to help you get the truth of God's love from your head to your heart. 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