“LOVE CELEBRATION”(A hi tlangeleni rirhandzu……)
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the pripiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man has seen God at any time.If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfect in us”
*Valentine is about LOVE CELEBRATION.
*When LOVE is celebrated dress code is RED and WHITE:
*RED symbolizes LOVE or LIFE.
*WHITE symbolizes PURITY and LOYALITY.(Rev 3:5)
*Herein is LOVE, not that we loved God.
*God loved us (John 3:16)
*LOVE is a very broad complex.
*LOVE is not always about marriage.
*In Greek love is divided into FOUR categories :
*Agape = Love of God.
*Ludus= Playful love.
*Philnutia= LOVE of self.
*If We love one another, God dwells in us.
*God’s LOVE is perfect.
WE ARE COMMANDED IN THE BIBLE:
*LOVE God. (Mark 12 :30-31)
*LOVE our neighbours. (Mtt 19:19)
*LOVE enemies. (Mtt 5:44)
THE POWER OF THE LOVE OF GOD!
*Gives spontaneity or Action.
*God is a God of promises.
*He comes with promises all the times.
*His promises are always Amen and Amen.
REMEMBER: There is a distance between you and the promise.
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised”
*God appeared to Abram in the land of Haran.
*Come out of your own country, your own people to land that I will show.
*God did not specify the land but promised to show him.
*God is giving Abraham promises:
*You shall be great nation.
*Your name shall be great.
*I will bless you.
*You shall be a blessing.
*In verse 4 the bible says Abram department with his wife Sarah and Lot.
*Between Abram and the promise we see OBEDIENCE.
*BETWEEN YOU AND THE PROMISE THERE IS OBEDIENCE.
*IN JOHN 3:16
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever BELIEVE / OBEY shall not die but have eternal life.
*Between you and the promise of eternal life there is obedience.
OBEDIENCE IS ABOUT RECEIVING IT EVEN IF YOU DO NOT SEE IT OR HAVE.
NB: TEN LEPROUS MEN:(Lk 17:11-17)
NB: HEBREWS 13:17
“Obey your leaders and submit to their authority.They keep watch over you as men who must give an account.Obey them so that their work will be a JOY not a BURDEN, for that would be of no advantage to you”
WHAT DOES IT TO OBEY GOD AND MY PASTOR?
*Believe in your Pst.
*Faith in God.
*Throwing away doubt.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has PROMISED. For in just e very little while,
“He who is coming will come and will not
delay; But my righteous one will live by
faith; And if he shrinks back, I will not be
pleased with him ”
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved*
“DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR CONFIDENCE”
*We have confidence in God.
*We have Faith in God.
*The devil wants to destroy our confidence in God.
*The bible warns us not to throw away our confidence.
*The bible says this confidence will reward us richly.
*We are warned to persevere and DO THE WILL OF GOD.
*We shall receive the PROMISE.
*We are warned not to SHRINK BACK.
*THINGS THAT MAKE PEOPLE TO SHRINK:
*Lack of church attendance.
*Lack of prayer.
*Lack of reading the Word of God.
*Lack of involvement in the church.
*We are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed.
*BUT we are of those who BELIEVE:
*There THREE types of BELIEVERS:
*Believers who don’t believe.
*Believers who believe.(These are saved)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has announced me:
*To preach the gospel to the poor.
*He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
*To preach deliverance to the captives,
*Recovery of sight to the blind,
*To set at liberty, them that are bruised.
*To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.