Sunday Morning 11/14/10

I hope that you have had a blessed week in the Lord.  We had a great time this week in our service.  The message is a little longer than average (so be forewarned), but by God’s grace it will touch the heart of others in the same way that he worked in my heart in the preparation and delivery of it.  You can listen along below and follow along in the notes to the extent that this message does so as well.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Relationship, Not Religion or Ritual

Sermon notes 11/14/10

1 John 4:7-5:5; Malachi 3:6-4:6


  1. Relationship based on love
    1. Love enables us to show others the Father – 1 John 4:7-9; John 13:35
    2. Love allows us to “see” the Father – 1 John 4:12
    3. Love comes from God – 1 John 4:19
    4. Love is shown in obedience to God – 1 John 4:21-5:5
  2. Obedience without love is simply Religion
    1. Robbing God by rejecting relationship with Him – Malachi 3:6-12
    2. A failure to respond to love – Malachi 3:13-15
  3. Relationship is not a burden, but Religion and Ritual are.
    1. What is the distinction? – Malachi – 3:18
    2. Malachi 4:1-6 – A heart for relationship with the Father
      1. How is a distinction made by God
      2. Who are God’s children? – 1 John 5:1-5
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