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.
Intro - What the World Needs Now...
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)