Proof Positive that God Loves You!

Posted on 01/07/18 by John Lindell in The Book of Romans

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “Proof Positive that God Loves You!” Join us as we read Romans 5:6-11 and learn what the Apostle Paul teaches about God’s great love for us and three ways God’s love is proven to us. Our prayer is that this message would open your eyes to God’s unconditional, everlasting love for you!

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Proof Positive that God Loves You!

Romans 5:8 ESV
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Ephesians 3:17b-19 NIV
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Romans 5:6-11 ESV
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person–though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die– but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

1st God’s love is proved by what He did

Romans 5:6-10a ESV
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person-though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die-but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son

Romans 5:8 NKJV
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 15:13 NIV
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

1 John 4:10 NLT
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

2nd God’s love is proved by who He did it for

1st He died for the weak

Romans 5:6a ESV
For while we were still weak

Weak: without strength, utterly helpless, completely powerless, we were totally incapable of saving ourselves.

Romans 5:6a ESV
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died…

2nd He died for the ungodly

Romans 5:6 ESV
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

3rd He died for sinners

Romans 5:7 ESV
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person-though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die-

Romans 5:8 ESV
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Ephesians 2:2-3 NLT
You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

4th He died for enemies

Romans 5:10a ESV
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son…

Romans 8:7 NLT
For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.

3rd God’s love is proved by how He relates to us

Romans 5:9 ESV
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Justification is the act of God whereby He forgives the unsaved person’s sin and assigns to them the righteousness of Christ when through faith they believe.

Romans 8:1 ESV
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:33-34a ESV
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died-

Romans 5:10 ESV
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Romans 5:10-11a MSG
If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son…just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life! …We have actually received this amazing friendship with God

Romans 5:11 ESV
More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 5:11 NLT
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.