Spiritual Gifts part 81. The Spirit desires to give you an amazing love.

Rom 8:14-23; Gal 5:22-23; Joh 13:34,15:9; 1Jo 4:15-19; Mat 5:44-45

ROMANS-199-110202 - length: 61:17 - taught on Feb, 2 2011

Class Outline:

John Farley
February 2, 2011

Winter Gathering Feb 18-20

Friday February 18th 10am to 12noon 7:30pm to 10pm
Saturday February 19th 10am to 12noon 7:30pm to 10pm
Sunday February 20th 10am to 12noon
(Lord's Supper)


Spiritual Gifts Part 81: The Spirit desires to impart to you an amazing kind of love.

The Doctrine of Adoption

In order to advance to spiritual maturity, we must respond to the leadings of the Spirit.

PHI 1:6
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

This love is completely supernatural in character. It is qualitatively different and higher than the highest love the world has ever come to know through human devices.

We are called to love one another as Christ has loved us.

And we find out that Christ has loved us with the same love that the Father has loved the Son with from all eternity!

This requires the supernatural life of the Spirit flowing through us to produce such a love.

From observing the behavior of the Trinity toward one another, we can conclude that this is a love which is sacrificial in character.

This is a love that humbles self and gives self for the benefit of the other.

It is a love that finds its penultimate expression in the cries of suffering by the God-man on the cross.