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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