Great - John 15:12-17

Yesterday, we had our first Celebration Gathering of The Way In Casper.  The theme of our celebration became the Great Love of God.  Spend some time with God this morning and dwell on His Great Love for YOU.  After all, God went to extreme lengths to show you the full picture of His love with the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a combination of the most horrific offense and the most glorious gift that the world will ever know.  In that act, God showed the full magnitude of His love for you.  Then in the power of the resurrection of Jesus we see the full magnitude of His Power.

Jesus did come to fulfill God's requirements of a needed sacrifice/payment for our sin...but even bigger than that...He demonstrated His Great Love for us in the way we could see it, understand it, experience it and accept it!

 The power of this 'Great Love' removes all doubt about our worth or the power of God's forgiveness.  Holy God wanted you to have 'The Way' to Him so much that He provided it, showed it to you, encouraged you to take it and then gave you the choice.

The opportunity that this 'Great Love' provides for us is to reproduce it in our lives in the form of sacrificial love 1. In return to God and 2. Towards one-another.  This brings the full expression of God's love to others in a real and personal way.  Read 1 John 4:9-12.

The impact of this 'Great Love' gives us a confidence to live our lives without fear.  We do not have to fear judgment or punishment because of Jesus sacrifice.  If we do not have to fear those BIG things then why should we fear anything? Read 1 John 4:16-19.