“Loved and Died For” Sunday Service 2021 May 23 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: Loved and Died For

Text: Romans 5:1-11

Theme: How great is God’s love for us?

  1. God commended His love for us in the _________________.
    1. Consider the word the ESV renders “shows”, others, “commended.”
    2. Christ died for the ungodly.
  2. God commends His love for us in the _______________.
    1. Christ spent Himself for us lavishly & even now spends His servants’ tears, toils, cares & at times lifeblood to spread the Old, Old Story.
    2. What is it that drives people to do this? Why put up with this?


Questions for Further Reflection:

  • You have been died for, loved even unto death by the Son of God. Have you embraced God’s love and received His Son as your own Savior & Lord?
  • How is a service personnel’s death for countrymen a picture of the Gospel?
  • How is it not a picture of the Gospel? Hint, Romans 5:6-8.
  • What would you say to a Christian who finds the topic of God’s love in Christ to be boring?
  • What might their boredom tell you regarding their view of sin, sins? Regarding how they think God views sin, sins?
  • In what human context, situation, condition would a person find God’s love to be the most important and interesting subject of all?
  • How has our culture cheapened the word “love”? Humanly speaking, what effect does that have on the sharing of the Gospel message?