GOD SO LOVED WHO?

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Wednesday Evening:  June 27, 2007

Text:  John 3:12-16  If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?  13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.  14  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:  15  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

PHYSICAL WORLD

Acts 17:24  God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

HE WAS IN THE WORLD

John 1:10-11  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  11  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

THE WORLD IS ISRAEL

John 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away [present active participle] the sin of the world.

ONLY TO ISRAEL

Matthew 10:5-7  These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:  6  But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  7  And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

JESUS WAS SENT ONLY TO ISRAEL

Matthew 15:22-26  And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David;   23  But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.  24  But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  25  Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.  26  But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

JESUS SPAKE OPENLY TO THE WORLD

John 18:19-20  The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.  20  Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.

THE WORLD IS GONE AFTER HIM

John 12:17-19  The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.  18  For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.  19  The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world (the people) is gone after him.

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting [agelasting] life.

ISRAEL IS BELOVED

Romans 11:28  As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.

GOD LOVED THE FATHERS

Deuteronomy 10:15  Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

THE LORD HATES THE WICKED

Psalms 11:5  The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

GOD HATES WORKERS OF INIQUITY

Psalms 5:4-5  For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.  5  The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

NOT THE UNGODLY

2 Chronicles 19:2  And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, (Ahab, king of Israel) and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

LOVED WITH AND EVERLASTING LOVE

Jeremiah 31:3  The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee (my people) with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

THE LORD LOVES HIS OWN

Deuteronomy 7:6-8  For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.  7  The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:  8  But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

HE WILL LOVE THE OBEDIENT

Deuteronomy 7:11-13  Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.  12  Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:  13  And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

I HAVE LOVED THEE

Isaiah 43:1, 3, 4  But now thus saith the LORD that created [initiate something new] thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 

For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.  4  Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

I AM NO MORE IN THE WORLD

John 17:11  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

NOT OF THE WORLD

John 17:14-16  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  15  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  16  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

CONDITIONAL LOVE

John 14:21  He that hath [esteem] my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

IF A MAN LOVE ME

John 14:23  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

THE FATHER LOVETH YOU, BECAUSE

John 16:27  For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

Matthew 5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies [foes], bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

ENEMIES IN OUR OWN HOUSE

Matthew 10:36  And a man's foes [enemies] shall be they of his own household.

SLAY MY ENEMIES

Luke 19:27  But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

FOES IN THE FAMILY

Romans 12:20  Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.