God loves us unconditionally. In fact, the most loving act and the purest demonstration of love in all eternity is described in Romans 5v8, and in this one verse we have the whole of the Gospel in miniature: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Here is the whole of the gospel in a sentence. Romans 5:8 tell us:

  • That God loves us and wants us to be in relationship with him.
  • We are sinners who need to be rescued/forgiven before we can be reconciled, before we can enjoy a relationship with God.
  • We can’t grant our own forgiveness or rescue ourselves, nor can we do anything to earn our own salvation… so God does it for us.
  • God sent his Son to die in our place and take away our sin. That’s how much he loves us; how he demonstrates his love for us.

God loves us unconditionally. In fact, the most loving act and the purest demonstration of love in all eternity is described in Romans 5v8, and in this one verse we have the whole of the Gospel in miniature: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Here is the whole of the gospel in a sentence. Romans 5:8 tell us:

  • That God loves us and wants us to be in relationship with him.
  • We are sinners who need to be rescued/forgiven before we can be reconciled, before we can enjoy a relationship with God.
  • We can’t grant our own forgiveness or rescue ourselves, nor can we do anything to earn our own salvation… so God does it for us.
  • God sent his Son to die in our place and take away our sin. That’s how much he loves us; how he demonstrates his love for us.