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Week 4 - Relentless Love
03/25/18

Theme Verse: 
Romans 8:1-2 NLT - So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

condemnation: the expression of very strong disapproval; censure; the action of condemning someone to a punishment; sentencing.

Romans 8:2 NLT
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

Series Synopsis: The enemy wants to shame us and take away our rights as sons and daughters of the King. When we realize who we are and to whom we belong, we recognize that shame is no more. We learn our life is pardoned and redeemed, and that the love of the King is unchanging.

Today’s Theme Verse:
Romans 8:39 NIV
Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love.

1. GOD’S LOVE IS BIGGER THAN YOUR SHAME.

Romans 8:31-34 NIV
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? If God is for us, who can be against us? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

No one can condemn us, because we were chosen as God’s own. #Shameless #MissionChurch

Shame condemns, love redeems. #Shameless #MissionChurch

THE LONGER WE CARRY A LABEL, THE LESS IT DESCRIBES OUR PAST AND MORE IT DETERMINES OUR FUTURE! #Shameless

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the Lord you God is God, the faithful God who keeps a steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations.

God’s love is steadfast and unchanging, He has and always will pursue us with relentless love. #Shameless #MissionChurch

1 Peter 4:7-8 NIV The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

We don’t define people by their sin, we define them by God’s love. #Shameless #MissionChurch

2. GOD’S LOVE IS BIGGER THAN YOUR BAD DAY.

Romans 8:35-37 NIV
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

GOD’S LOVE PRODUCES VICTORY IN OUR LIVES NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND US. #Shameless #MissionChurch

Psalm 34:1-3 
I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace. 2 I will boast of all his kindness to me. Let all who are discouraged take heart. 3 Let us praise the Lord together and exalt his name.

Circumstances don’t define who we are, God’s love does. #Shameless #MissionChurch

3. GOD’S LOVE IS BIGGER THAN YOUR FEARS.

Romans 8:35-37 NIV
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

FEAR AND WORRY HAVE NO AUTHORITY OVER US, OUR AUTHORITY COMES FROM CHRIST ALONE. #SHAMELESS #MISSIONCHURCH

WHEN WE BELONG TO GOD, NOTHING CAN TAKE THAT AWAY. #Shameless #MissionChurch

God’s love was revealed through Jesus Christ, the ultimate sacrifice.

1 John 4:18 NIV

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because He first loved us.

You no longer have to accept shame-filled labels that others have put on you. 
You no longer have to put negative labels on yourself.
You no longer have to label other people.

Lay down the old label...pick-up your identity in Christ.

I am chosen by God. -Romans 1:4

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