The meaning of the word "love" has seemingly been lost in our post-modern age and culture has rushed in to fill the void. However, there is a biblical understanding of the term, at least when it is used in Scripture. So when 1 John 4:7-12 says that "God is Love" it's quite clear that John means that "Jesus Christ on the cross as the propitiation for our sins" is the natural overflow of God's character.
A sermon I preached for a Homiletics class. I'm still growing as a preacher, so please leave some constructive feedback in the comments!
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I think your exegetical work was evident and accurate.
I think you had a good rhythm and fluency which was easy to listen too.
I could easily identify your main points and proposition.
Your intro was pretty good.
Your conclusion tied things up pretty well.
You stated a lot of truths from the passage, but didn't necessarily prove them.
There was some doxological intent in the message.
Your applications were somewhat general and not very controversial.
You could have explicitly stated and restated a Biblical definition of love.
Your definition of propitiation was weak.
Your application did not necessarily flow directly from the text or context.
10/2/2012 10:54:53 am
Brett, Nicely done! You built a compelling Biblical story and argument for the need for love in each of us and a great challenge as to whether we truly love one another. Your examples were clear, worldly love is like paper/representative money vs. the gold standard. How does God show his love for us - the Cross. You should get extra credit for the example of the birth of Jethro, where you felt instant love, and shouldn't that translate into our love for others? By the way, that's challenging. Well done. Keep up the great progress. Love you, Dad.
4/10/2022 09:17:36 am
Church Sermons like this and the ones by Keion Henderson, https://www.keionhenderson.com/sermons/ has truly enlightened me and given me direction and inspiration! It has helped me build a deeper relationship with the Lord and for that I am forever grateful to you!
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