Easter 2018 - Known & Loved

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Psalm 139

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 

7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.17 How amazing are your thoughts concerning me How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.

 

Beach Sand

7,500,000,000,000,000,000

 

Brain Synapses

100,000,000,000,000

 

God thinks about the 

  • Religious Person

  • Self-Sufficient Person

  • Defiant Person

  • Marginalized Person

 

The key revelation of Easter is that the Crucified Christ and Risen Savior fully knows and loves you! 

 

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 
  

John 3:17

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

 

God’s intimate comprehensive knowledge of us doesn’t hinder His love it frames its magnitude and its highlights it’s reckless application. 

 

 
 

 

Hebrews 12:2

For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only son that WHOEVER believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life!” No one is disqualified!