Love Ignites Faith (Love Comes Down #1)

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There is no greater truth in the world than that of God's love. He is love. And He loves us. What a world this would be if we really believed it.


Main Text: Genesis 15

A few key observations:

  • God is love. This will be our focus for the next 4 weeks as we look at God's interactions with humanity in Genesis.
  • In love, God comes down to Abram in order to ignite his faith, gently reassures him when he wavers, and greatly rejoices when his faith blossoms.
    • Ignition: God repeatedly reveals Himself to Abram.
    • Reassurance: Abram objects and questions God's promises, so God humbly translates the promise into an understandable cultural form, a covenant, that He performs and signs alone for the benefit of Abram and his offspring.
    • Rejoicing: Upon seeing Abram's faith, God counts him righteous, even as unrighteous as he may have otherwise & actually been.
  • The love of God and the faith of Abram form a circle of reciprocal joy. God is a good Father who gives; Abram is a child who trustingly receives. And Abram's trust delights God, while God's greatest gift, the presence of Himself, delights Abram.

There is no greater truth in the world than that of God's love. He is love. And He loves us. What a world this would be if we really believed it.


Main Text: Genesis 15

A few key observations:

  • God is love. This will be our focus for the next 4 weeks as we look at God's interactions with humanity in Genesis.
  • In love, God comes down to Abram in order to ignite his faith, gently reassures him when he wavers, and greatly rejoices when his faith blossoms.
    • Ignition: God repeatedly reveals Himself to Abram.
    • Reassurance: Abram objects and questions God's promises, so God humbly translates the promise into an understandable cultural form, a covenant, that He performs and signs alone for the benefit of Abram and his offspring.
    • Rejoicing: Upon seeing Abram's faith, God counts him righteous, even as unrighteous as he may have otherwise & actually been.
  • The love of God and the faith of Abram form a circle of reciprocal joy. God is a good Father who gives; Abram is a child who trustingly receives. And Abram's trust delights God, while God's greatest gift, the presence of Himself, delights Abram.
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