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TBWA 9 - Talk 3 - The God Who Calls Us To Love

October 30th, 2007 ·

A Sermon given at St Tom's Big Weekend Away by Steve Carlisle. This is the third and final in a series on ‘Tough Love - The Love of God’. This talk is titled ‘The God Who Calls Us To Love’ and was delivered on the 28th of October 2007.

Sermon Outline:

  • Intro
  • God is Love In Himself (John 15:9-17)
  • Made In The Image of God (Genesis 1:26-28)
    • For Relationship
    • For Responsibility
    • For Love
  • Made to Love God (Matthew 22:34-40)
  • Made To Love My Neighbour (Matthew 22:34-40)
    • Love Sacrificially (1 John 3:16-20)
    • Love Your Enemies (Matthew 5:43-48)
    • Forgiving Love (Matthew 18)
      • In Small Matters
      • In Big Matters
    • Love and Judgement (Matthew 7)
    • Love as the Proof of Discipleship (1 John 4:19-21)
  • Conclusions
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Tags: Sermons · Steve Carlisle · Speakers · 2007: The Love of God · TBW · Special Events

TBWA 9 - Talk 2 - The God of Sovereign Love

October 30th, 2007 ·

A Sermon given at St Tom's Big Weekend Away by Steve Carlisle. This is the second in a series on ‘Tough Love - The Love of God’. This talk is titled ‘The God of Sovereign Love’ and was delivered on the 27th of October 2007.

Sermon Outline:

  • Intro
  • The Love of God is Sovereign
    • In Complete Control (Jeremiah 32:17; Psalm 115:2-3; Jeremiah 10:23; Isaiah 45:6-7; Romans 9:18)
    • We Are Not Without Excuse (Joshua 24:14-15; Romans 10:9-11; Ezekiel 18:30-32; Romans 1:18-32)
    • Two Compatible Truths (Genesis 50:19-20; Philippians 2:12-13; Acts 4:23-31; Acts 18:9-10; Leviticus 20:7-8)
  • How Can a God of Love Not Save Everyone?
    • Does God Really Love The World? (John 3:16; 1 John 2:2)
    • The Delight of Election
      • In the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 7:6-8)
        • God Loves Because He Loves
        • Not All Israel is Israel (Romans 9:6-8)
    • In the New Testament (See also Ephesians 1:3-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-16)
      • He Chooses The Weak (1 Corinthians 1)
      • Chooses Them Before Time (Romans 8 )
      • None of Them Will be Lost (John 6)
  • How Can a Loving God Allow Suffering?
    • What is Wrong With God?
    • One Example - Suffering, Sickness and Death
      • The Reality of Our Death (Psalm 90:7-11; Romans 6:23; Acts 5; 1 Corinthians 11:27-32; Lamentations 3:37-38)
      • The Potter and The Clay (Romans 9; Job)
      • Comfort - Building New Foundations (Psalm 27; 2 Corinthians 1)
      • God's Megaphone (Romans 5)
      • Death is Overcome - Mercy in Suffering (1 Corinthians 15)
  • Some Final Reflections
    • The Sovereign God and Prayer
    • The Sovereign God and Evangelism
    • Learning to Trust the Sovereign God
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Tags: Sermons · Steve Carlisle · Speakers · 2007: The Love of God · TBW · Special Events

TBWA 9 - Talk 1 - The God Who Is Love

October 30th, 2007 ·

A Sermon given at St Tom's Big Weekend Away by Steve Carlisle. This is the first in a series on 'Tough Love - The Love of God'. This talk is titled 'The God Who Is Love' and was delivered on the 27th of October 2007.

Sermon Outline:

  • Intro - What the World Needs Now...
  • Understanding Love
    • Love in Our World
    • What Love is Not
    • Tough Love - The Love of God
  • Understanding God's Love
    • God is Love (1 John 4:7-21)
    • God's Love-Hate Relationship With People (Psalm 5:5; Hosea 9:15)
    • How Can a God of Love be Angry?
      • "Every sin, both original and actual, being a transgression of the righteous law of God, and contrary thereunto, does in its own nature, bring guilt upon the sinner, whereby he is bound over to the wrath of God, and the curse of the law, and so made subject to death, with all miseries spiritual, temporal and eternal." - Wesminster Confession of Faith (1646)
    • God's Self Sacrificial Love (Hosea)
    • God's Disciplining Love (Hebrews 12:1-13)
    • God's Love - Is it For The World? (John 3:16; 1 John 2:2)
      • General Grace
      • Special Grace
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