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Sermon Wrap-up December 4

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1 John 4:12

No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:12

Illustrate: knowing something is real, waiting for it, expecting it. Seeing evidences but no definite things---

This is life in many ways.

From the time of Creation forward, no one saw God and knew it---

Even Moses is told in Exodus 33:20 that he cannot see God, for no man can see God and live

This is the fear of Isaiah as he stands in the Temple---My eyes have seen the King, The Lord Almighty.

Yet this is the Grace of God, the story of Christmas:

There is more than just a picture of God

There is....Jesus.

The Manifest Presence of God.

Clearly shown.

#1: Man could not go to God---his holiness, his righteousness, his greatness---but we lose Him in the cosmos, it's too hard to narrow the focus.

#2: Man desperately needs God---authority, guidance, example, grace

#3: God came to man---to provide the specific we need

#4: Now, Man, will you go to God?

 

Evening: no outline. 1 John 5

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