"Christ's Love Compels Us"

Scripture References:

Matthew 4:1-11

2 Corinthians 5:14-20

Worship Bulletin 03/05/17

Sermon Notes:

“Christ’s Love Compels Us”

2 Corinthians 5:14-20

Lent 1A

March 5, 2017


Christ’s Love:


·        The visible evidence of God’s love.

·        OT -- chashaq implies a love that is bound or attached to someone.

·        NT -- agape expresses chashaq.

·        Love explains why Jesus came: to give everything of himself to us.


Because of Christ’s love for us:


1.   We are compelled to do the right thing (passion).

2.   We cannot “not” do something.

3.   We are drawn into a deeper commitment to God.