Series: #Awkward Message: God’s Love by Pastor CJ
What's up Southland! Hope you are all having a great week! Hopefully you haven't had any awkward moments in the last couple of days but if you have, then you are fitting right in with our new series, #Awkward! In this series we are looking at some passages of scripture that often get passed over because...well because they are awkward. But hey, since it's in the Bible we might as well face the awkwardness head on. So make sure to join us these next few weeks :) At the very least you'll be in for a few laughs!
If you missed this week, you're probably trying to figure out what in the world Pastor CJ talked about. It might surprise you that one of the most awkward topics of scripture is God's love. Yup, God's love.
Why? Glad you asked. Because God's love is:
And when it comes to you and I, we are often quick to accept God's love and grace, yet slow to express it.
Want proof? Check out Genesis 38:1-30
This situation is so messed up. There is so much that could be said here that I wont go into now. But I do want to point out the kind of love our heavenly Father has for His children.
Matthew 1:1-3 shows us that God chose to bring His son into the earth through the genealogy of this dysfunctional family. Out of this mess comes the Messiah. And if God did that then, He can do it again for you and I.
God's love is truly unbelievable.
Bottom line: God's love for you is based on your position, not your performance.
You are a child of God! You have been made is His image!
This realization may make you uncomfortable because you know that you will never deserve this kind of love. Don't refuse it though. Live in light of this glorious reality.
Accept His love and in turn express it to everyone around!