Knowing the Love of God

I John 4:7-10

Over the past few weeks we have been seeking to know God in a deeper and more personal manner. Today is Father's Day, and what better day to consider what I believe is the most important characteristic of God that we can know. His Love. Love is that attribute whereby God shows His concern for the well-being of the object of His love. Its importance is seen from our text this morning.

(1 John 4:7-10) "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. {8} He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. {9} In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. {10} Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

I. God is the Essence of Love.

II. The Expression of God's Love. v9-10

III. The Concluding Thought. v11

What is your need this Father's Day? Do you know the Lord? Have you experienced His great love? If not, why not come now and allow us to show you from God's Word how you can be saved. If there are those here who have strayed from God's side, why not come home? The Father is waiting for you to come. Have you come to the point where you are tired of what this world has to offer? Come home, He will welcome you with open arms.