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Surprise! God Really Likes us | FITC59

What brings glory to God?

This message introduces a new series by Pastor Jonathan, “God’s Passion For People.”   What brings glory to God?  The answer is a person’s relationship with the Lord. This message kicks off a Lenten focus designed to bring the Christian in a closer relationship with Him.  By looking at the story of Genesis 1, Pastor Jonathan teaches that the surprising jewel of Genesis 1 is the discovery that “God actually likes us!’

Sometimes it’s easy as Christians to lose sight of this truth, particularly during the Lenten season.  Focusing on our wrongdoings is a healthy part of Christian growth but sometimes can become an end in itself.   To correct this skewed view of ourselves, we should always keep in mind the beginning of the message of the Bible — God really does like us! 


Original Sermon Date: March 10, 2019

Current Sermon Series: God’s Passion for People

Sermon Text: I Kings 17:8–24

Key Notes to Remember

The reason for God’s passion for people is straightforward. He created us, cares for us, and is committed to us.




About The Author

Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.


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