Love Is Sometimes Tested. Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye

James_1-12-1: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him

James_1-12-1: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him

Love Is Sometimes Tested. Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye

Ephesians_5-2-2: And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour

Ephesians_5-2-2: And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour

Memorise:
No Man Taketh It From Me, But I Lay It Down Of Myself. I Have Power To Lay It Down, And I Have Power To Take It Again. This Commandment Have I Received Of My Father.
John 10:18

Ephesians_5-25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

Ephesians_5-25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

Read: Genesis 22:1-3
1 And It Came To Pass After These Things, That God Did Tempt Abraham, And Said Unto Him, Abraham: And He Said, Behold, Here I Am.
2 And He Said, Take Now Thy Son, Thine Only Son Isaac, Whom Thou Lovest, And Get Thee Into The Land Of Moriah; And Offer Him There For A Burnt Offering Upon One Of The Mountains Which I Will Tell Thee Of.
3 And Abraham Rose Up Early In The Morning, And Saddled His Ass, And Took Two Of His Young Men With Him, And Isaac His Son, And Clave The Wood For The Burnt Offering, And Rose Up, And Went Unto The Place Of Which God Had Told Him.

Galatians_2-20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me

Galatians_2-20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me

Message

Deuteronomy_6-5: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Deuteronomy_6-5: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

The Presence Of Love Can Be Perceived When It Is Demonstrated Through Giving. Love Does Not Only Give, It Gives Its Best. It Also Gives Sacrificially And Willingly. God Did Not Give His Only Begotten Son To The World Because He Was Forced To; He Gave Him Because He Wanted To (John 3:16). When He Came Into This World, The Son Followed The Example Of The Father. In John 15:13, He Said:
“Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends.”
Even After The Son Accepted To Become A Man, Nobody Compelled Him To Die. He Voluntarily Laid Down His Life. He Willingly Did This As Proof Of His Love For God And Man (John 10:17-18).

If You Go Through The Scriptures, You Will Definitely Come Across Passages Where God Demanded That Those Who Professed Love For Him Should Prove It. One Of Such Cases Can Be Found In Today’s Bible Reading. The Word “Tempt” Used In Genesis 22:1 Is Actually “Test” In The Original Hebrew Text. God Does Not Tempt People, But Satan Does (James 1:13). However, God Can Test His Children To Evaluate The Quality Of Love They Have For Him. Although It Is On Record That Abraham Was A Friend Of God, God Still Wanted To Know If He Would Give Him His Best Sacrificially And Willingly. God Therefore Asked Abraham To Sacrifice His Only Son To Him. Abraham Did Not Argue; He Immediately Set Out On A Journey To Perform God’s Request. God Took Him On A Three-Day Journey To The Mountain Where The Sacrifice Would Be Carried Out, To Find Out If He Would Change His Mind Along The Way.

To Show His Willingness To Give Without Obstruction, Abraham Did Not Tell His Wife Or Isaac About The Sacrifice God Demanded From Him. If He Had Done So, Sarah Would Have Stopped Him From Fulfilling What God Wanted. It Is Also Possible That If Isaac Had Known About God’s Request Ahead Of Time, He Would Have Run Away. Today, When God Demands Something Sacrificial From Some People As Proof Of Their Love For Him, What He Gets Is Excuses. Such People Would Tell Their Spouses About God’s Demand, Fully Aware That They Would Vehemently Resist It. They Do This Because They Never Wanted To Give What God Was Asking For In The First Place. Thereafter, They Would Tell God That Although They Were Willing To Obey His Instruction, They Had To Back Out Because Their Spouse’s Disagreement With It Could Negatively Affect Their Home. What An Excuse! Do You Think That God Does Not See Into Your Heart To Know What Actually Led To Your Refusal Of His Request Other Than What You Claim?

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.

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.

Action Point:
Ask God For Grace Never To Fail The Tests He Puts You Through.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends

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1-John_4-7:Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God

1-John_4-7:Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God

May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, And America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

1-John_3-16-2: Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

1-John_3-16-2: Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

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