Finding God's Love Through His Discipline
Summary: Summary: Everything that God does is based in His love, though we may not understand it at first His discipline is because He loves us and wants a close relationship with each of us. Show Notes: • The Lord does not condemn anyone while going through discipline • We know what it is to live without love, we are learning what love really is • The Prodigal son learned honestly how his father loved him. References: Romans 8:1 NASB Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Proverbs 24:16 NIV For though the righteous fall seven times, they rese again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. Psalms 145:14 NIV The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Luke 15:11-32 Story of the Prodigal son 1 John 4:8, 11 ESV 8. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. Hebrews 12:7 ISV What you endure disciplines you: God is treating you as sons. Is there a son whom his father does not discipline? John 13:35 KJV By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another 1 John 4:19 NLT We love each other because He loved us first. Quotes: • He will give you another opportunity to have the victory • You fail, the Lord is not condemning you • The Prodigal son got to know his father much better than his brother did. Take Away: There is no love if one is not disciplined and one who loves has had discipline .