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Session 5

What Love Looks Like

Read: Romans 5

Love. It’s a complicated thing. Every generation tries to understand love, fall in love, and explain love. People have gone to extremes to display their love for others, and thousands of years ago God did just that for each of us.

In Romans 5:8, Paul tells us God demonstrated His love for us this way: “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Out of God’s great love for us He sent His only Son to pay the debt for our sins, even though we were His enemies, powerless and ungodly. God’s display of love was not conditional. It was not based on anything we had done or could ever do for Him. God knew that without His intervention we would be forever separated from Him.

A relationship with Jesus provides us with the ability to face anything that comes our way.

Jesus’ obedience displayed grace in an amazing way. Jesus poured out His life for the forgiveness of our sins so we could be reconciled with God. Each of us, through faith, can have the opportunity to enter into a relationship with Jesus and experience peace with God, hope in every situation, and eternal life.

Having a relationship with Jesus doesn’t mean life is always easy. Rather, it provides us with the ability to face anything that comes our way. We can have hope in all situations, confident of God’s grace, His faithfulness, and His willingness to do whatever it takes to restore our relationship with Him. 

Reflect:

  • Have you ever asked Jesus into your life? If so, take some time to thank God for His grace. If not, learn more about salvation here. 
  • How can you show grace to someone today?
  • Do you have hope that God can get you through any situation? Why or why not?

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