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Believer: God Loves You Because He Loves You - Jesse Barrington

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    Why did God choose you?
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    Why did God call you?
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    Why are you His inheritance?
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    Why is He towards you
    with His great power?
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    Because He loves you.
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    It was God's love that set
    this whole thing in motion.
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    Why does He bring us to Himself
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    to be with Him forever and to
    know Him more and more?
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    Because He loves us.
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    Why is He with us and never leaving us?
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    And at work in us today?
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    Because He loves us.
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    He wants us to be experientially knowing
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    the breadth and length
    and height and depth
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    and to know the love of Christ
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    and be filled with the fullness of God.
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    Let's ask the next question
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    that this stirs in our hearts.
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    Why does He love us?
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    Why would He love us?
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    Let's make it very personal
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    because this is very personal.
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    God saves individual people.
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    Why does He love me?
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    I'm a mess.
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    I'm not a good inheritance.
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    Why does God love me?
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    You know what the Bible says?
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    "I love you because I love you."
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    "That's why I love you."
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    "I love you because I love you."
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    And beloved, I'll tell you this,
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    you need to be very careful here
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    that you don't do what I struggle with
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    and that is we must be careful
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    not to attribute to God
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    our experience of what we call love
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    in our relationships here on earth
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    and attribute that up to
    God and call that love.
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    Because nearly everything
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    you and I experience on earth
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    in the name of love
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    is performance based.
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    In other words, the reason on earth
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    even within this circle -
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    because we're still growing in this -
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    the reason on earth people love
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    is because there's something loveable
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    in the object that's being loved.
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    Even in relationship, you've seen
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    the struggles that we have
    in our churches, right?
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    Oh, we love each other,
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    and then something happens
    and we're offended.
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    You know what?
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    Hmm, I don't love you so
    much anymore sometimes.
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    We can't take our definition
    and experience of love
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    and attribute it to God
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    and then begin to ask the questions:
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    Why do You love me?
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    Because you know what you're
    going to turn into then?
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    You're going to get on the treadmill.
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    You're going to start running really hard
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    because you're trying to earn
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    what has freely been given.
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    We don't earn the love of God.
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    It is freely set upon you.
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    God Himself is love.
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    And He takes that love -
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    and this is what's so amazing -
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    He sets it upon individual people.
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    And from there, He preknows them,
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    foreknows them
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    and then predestines them
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    and then redeems them
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    and then calls them.
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    And what's the end of that?
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    Because He wants us to know Him.
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    That's why.
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    When you love someone,
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    you want the very best thing for them.
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    And I want you to know this:
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    The very best thing is God Himself.
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    It's not what God can give me.
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    It's God giving of Himself to you.
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    God's love for you is not
    performance based.
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    I love foreknowing being in eternity past.
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    I love that.
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    You know why?
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    Because it was before I had
    done anything good or evil.
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    "This one I love."
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    Why I love that is because I've done
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    so much evil
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    and Christ redeemed me from it all.
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    And when I still as a born
    again Christian struggle
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    God does not remove His love from me.
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    It was never set upon me
    based on my performance
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    and it never diminishes
    based on my performance.
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    It's always at its peak
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    which is perfection.
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    And it's what started all of this.
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    And it's what will carry
    all of this to the end.
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    And it's why He is drawing us to Himself
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    because He wants us to know Him -
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    this God of love.
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    This excerpt was taken
    from the full sermon:
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    "Knowing the God of the Doctrine"
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    by Jesse Barrington
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    from the 2021 Fellowship Conference.
Title:
Believer: God Loves You Because He Loves You - Jesse Barrington
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Video Language:
English
Duration:
05:25

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