God’s Extravagant Love
GOD’S LOVE IS BOUNDLESS AND EXTRAVAGANT.
Eph 3:14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded (established) in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
PARABLE IN Matthew 13:44 (THE TREASURE IN THE FIELD)
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
THE MAN WHO FOUND THE TREASURE IS JESUS.
THE FIELD IS WORLD
THE TREASURE IS GOD’S PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
THE “WHOEVERS” ARE THE TREASURE IN THE FIELD THAT JESUS DIED TO PURCHASE.
Titus 2:14 who (He) gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
PARABLE OF THE COSTLY PEARL
THE FIRST PARABLE – GOD’S LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE COLLECTIVELY
THE PARABLE OF THE PEARL – THE MEASURE OF CHRISTS LOVE FOR EACH HUMAN SOUL.
Matt 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, 46 and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
4 FACTS ABOUT EXTRAVAGANT LOVE
1. GOD’S LOVE IS INDIVIDUAL
2. IT IS EVERLASTING
3. IT PRECEEDS TIME
4. IT IS IRRESISTABLE
1 & 2 Jer 31:3 The Lord appeared to him from afar (old), saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
3. HIS LOVE PRECEDS TIME – Eph 1:4-5 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
4. Song of Solomon 8:6 Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death,
JESUS PAID FOR THE FIELD & THE PEARL WITH HIS LIFE BUT HE LEAVES HIS MINISTERS TO HELP RECOVER THE TREASURE.
WE HIS SERVANTS ARE TO BRING PEOPLE OUT OF THE WORLD AND HELP DISCIPLE THEM. AND IT’S WORK.
PAUL REFERING TO HIS OWN MINISTRY
Col 1:28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
29 For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.