Our God

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What if at the very core of the universe, there was not cold impersonal forces, but a warm personal embrace? What if relationship was woven into the very fabric of all existence? This is precisely the world we live in. God Himself exists in intimate community and created us for relationship. His love is not distant but affectionate and emotional. In the end, we are deeply encouraged, knowing that the Creator of all delights in us.

  1. God’s core is love. God’s very nature at the center is love. Whoever loves knows God because God is love.
  2. The Trinity reveals that God is relational. For God to be loving at His core, He must have eternally existed in relationship as three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. The Trinity exists in a loving dance. The persons of the Trinity glorify and give themselves to each other in a dynamic, pulsating relationship.
  4. God sacrifices for us out of love. God sent Jesus to die on the cross as a sacrifice to redeem us and absorb God’s wrath for our sin.
  5. God loves us personally and emotionally. God doesn’t just love us officially, He loves us with deep affection and feels our emotions. The Father, Son and Spirit all experience emotions.

God’s core essence of love should radically reorient how we approach life and relationships. Will we continue to live self-centered lives demanding others orbit around us? Or will we begin to center on others, enter into their sufferings, and express affection? Our world desperately needs people who will lay down pretense, open themselves to feel emotions, and love unconditionally. T

his is the life we were created for. As we go forth, may the dance of the Trinity pulse through our veins. May we sacrificially serve. And may we fully enter into all the joy and pain of relational living. When we do, we’ll experience life as it was meant to be.


1 John 4:7-8, Isaiah 62:5, Ephesians 4:30, John 16:14, John 17:1

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