When the water overflows it goes to the second and middle sized bowl, till it fills up and then water finally overflows to the largest bowl at the bottom. Filed under Christianity, Love, Religion, Sermons, Tagged as Christianity, God's Love, Hymns, Love, Love of God, Music, Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus, Sermon. We love you and miss you lots. Sharing the Overflowing Love of God Matt Geerdes, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois Our half-time ministry at ISU is one of three partners in a building called the Campus Religious Center. Matthew 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Don’t know how I found your blog but I did! One another, each other. The part that I especially focused on in the message was the three elements that Paul prayed for this church to experience more of: 1. I love the lyrics and the music of “Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus.” I was pleasantly surprised (although I know that I should not be) when I saw that they were going to play that song as the Prelude. Our hearts should never stop overflowing with love for others. I'm the Lead Pastor of Grace Hills Church in Northwest Arkansas. ��I�5H���Si�j�0�)`]Cm(�* �����'���n�1Et�(Ĥ� ���1��Fm��'�f bEW�&�U�Fo��ʳ/,( Great job, my dear pastor, Great Job! And in this love, our relationship with God comes alive and thrives. Learn how your comment data is processed. Love of every love the best! God is the one who increases our ability. How is that even possible? Increase and abound.--These words make the readers think first of progress and then of the state to which the progress will bring them--"Multiply you in love until you have enough and to spare of it"--and the same progress is expressed by the objects of the swelling charity: "So that you may not only love one another abundantly, but all mankind--missionary efforts being the supreme work of Christian love--"such loving missionary work" (the writers go on to say) "as ours among you.". It is a process entirely done by the Holy Spirit. To Thy glorious rest above! x��}Y�7�����e�*�T�����L���m��wdk�y(���UTUR5�����@dDfYRO����p����ۇ����|[}�͋o�۳��ˋ�݋�������/_������l���{��z�����?����_��Ƨ�×__�ce�Y{_�v� �Y��2>��(�](�- �6�9�6�TY��xyخ�(��x$5�V����N���f��-��O����k/��::yf׭(��@�]iÚu�=pi�]eM�NV>@i���W�t(c��NZ�eh:i��=5��U����8��k}��?�[7ZG���n۲���F �n�� 9s�а��|�ˬ��ܺ �ꠕ�nښ��[�EӮ�����Zـ8�i0�&��P�?y���h���2[����rr0>�b*�@"��>��Td3��O Posted on March 10, 2016. By providing physical, emotional and spiritual needs to homeless Ethiopian boys and girls, hope is birthed. Increase; by extension, to superabound. As we mature in our faith and the sanctification process grows in us, we should sin less and become more holy. Every time we see the chains of addiction and sin broken for another newborn believer, we see love. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 4 0 obj Paul tells us that Jesus is capable of making our love increase and overflow for each other. Your email address will not be published. All Rights Reserved. Out of the top of this pineapple flows the water into the first tier, and smallest bowl in the fountain. You always speak from your heart, with such gentle humor…but this was more. Thank you for giving me life in abundance. O the deep, deep love of Jesus, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. © 1977-2018 Brandon Cox. Is there a person in your life that you love to hang out with? First Thessalonians Verse-by-Verse. Evidence of it happening is that we become more humble and loving. At the top of the fountain is the pineapple, which I learned from our congregation, is the symbol of hospitality. Our love for God motivates our obedience to his command and to his voice. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. God loves each and every one of us, and the Bible is full of examples of how God shows that affection.