Podcast: Kitchen Table Theology
Podcast Series: God’s Amazing Attributes
Episode Number: 027
Episode Name: God is Love
Episode Length: 22:50
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Host: Jeff Cranston
Co Host: Jen Denton
As we end this series on the attributes of God, we wrap up with a discussion on the Love of God. Love has always existed in the Trinity from eternity past; this shows us that love is an inherent attribute of God and many of His other attributes flow out of this love. How simple yet profound: God is love. We see that not only does the Father love the Son, but the Father loves us so much that He sent His Son, in spite of our inherent sin, to die a sacrificial death to bring us salvation. That is true love.
Topics We Discussed in this Episode
● [5:30] Our word love signifies such a variety of different things that is difficult for us to grasp the meaning in the biblical words used to speak of God’s love. It signifies a love that is persistent, unrelenting, even stubborn, that will not at any cost let its object go.
● [6:26] The Old Testament word that most nearly expresses the meaning of agape is “chesed”. It is not translated as love, but rendered rather in a variety of ways that reflect such features of love, like mercy, loving kindness, and goodness.
● [11:12] The sense in which God is the Father of all people differs from the sense in which He is the Father of those who have accepted Him as the true and living God and Jesus Christ as His Son and our Savior.
● [12:38] God the Father loves us, and Jesus Himself taught us that the Father loves us as much as He loves His Son!
● [15:48] God shows His love in His benevolence toward all people. His love was manifested on the cross of Calvary. God’s love is manifested in making people His children and bringing us into His family.
Bible Verses We Mentioned in the Show
● Matthew 3:17
● John 3:16 (NASB)
● John 17:23 (NASB)
● Matthew 5
● 1 John 3:1
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