Experiencing God Reality 2: God pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal.
We are ruled by Christ’s love for us.
2 Corinthians 5:14a CEV
A loving relationship with God…
1) ____________________________________ our perspective on life.
So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view….Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:16-17 NLT He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. 2 Corinthians 5:15 NLT
2) ____________________________________ our behavior.
…our goal is to please him.
2 Corinthians 5:9b NLT
3) ____________________________________ us in difficult times.
We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind.
2 Corinthians 6:4b NLT
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
Romans 8:37 NLT
4) ___________________________________ us to join God in His work.
We are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”
2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT