Glory in the Gospel (Part 4): Belonging
Key Idea: We must fight to believe that we belong to God and are in a loving relationship with him.
5 facets of what it means to belong to God:
1. Love (Verses 2-3: “eternal life”)
John 3:16 — 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 John 1:2 — 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—
2. Truth (Verse 6: “manifested”)
3. Commitment (Verse 10: “glorified”)
4. Care (Verse 11: “keep them”)
5. Hope (Verse 24: “be with me”)
Revelation 21:3–4 — 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”