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Extravagant Love
Mike Connell
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Extravagant Love
Keep Yourself in His Love One of the most painful experiences in life is to go through
experiences where you're unl oved or where people react against you, where they speak
against you or where there's physical or emotional violence, and you actually experience
over a period of ti me a deep sense of lack of value, that I don't belong or I'm not valuable to
anyone. You come to the conclusion in your heart that I'm unlova ble.
The Great Comma ndment (1 of 6) Teacher, what's the great commandment in the law?
What's the most important thing in the Bible? And Jesus said to him - here it is - You shall
love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your mind and all your soul. He said this is
the first and great commandment. Second's like it: love your neighbour as yourself. So
notice there, love God passionately, love people fervently, includi ng yourself
God’s Extravagant Love (2 of 6) Christian life is a response to God's love, a continuing
response. We love Him because He first loved us. Meetings aren't enough. I must meet with
God. I must feel His presence, encounter His presence and I must learn how to respond. If
you love Me, you'll trust that what I say will work out good for you, and you'll do it. Many
Christians want to come into an experience someone else creates, rather than a lifestyle
where they walk and enjoy God. The measure of your maturity, is not your experiences, it's
what do you do with people
Keep Yourself in the Love of God (3 of 6) In Jude 20 it says keep yourself in the love of God.
Now why do I have to guard or protect or watch over this area of enc ountering,
experiencing, and walking in the love of God? There's an enemy that wa nts to keep me from
it. The devil brings spiritual pressure around us. You've got to gua rd against isolation and