The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
by Abner P. Dizon
preached in Bangkok Adventist Hospital Church
morning to all of you. I bring you greetings from your 843,000 brothers and
sisters in the Philippines!
It is a
great privilege for me to be able to worship God with you and to open God's Word
this morning. As I thought about coming to this Church, I asked myself the
question, what can I say to my brethren here in Bangkok that would make a
difference? What can I share with them that would be a precious thing?
afternoon my fellow missionaries and I will be sharing some amazing stories and
experiences from the mission field in the Philippines. We shall be showing
videos of what it is like to do mission work over there. But this morning, I
thought I need to go to the most important message that I could ever share with
31:3, we read these words: “I have loved you with a LOVE that NEVER
that's so romantic! A love that never ends.
Philippines when men court a lady, they promise everything "the sun, moon
and the stars…" just so the lady will fall in love with them! But often
such love ends.
morning I will tell you a Love Story. DO you like love stories? How many of you
watch love stories in TV or in the movies? The ladies especially like love
stories. In the Philippines, they spend a great deal of their time watching it
or listening to the radio. Everyone likes a good love story.
greater Love Story is
found in Genesis 2 and 3. The
King of kings gave man everything they could ever want. No sickness, no death.
No toil, no sufferings. This was to continue as long as they stayed with God and
not to wander off.
the story, Adam and Eve, chose the forbidden path. The result is death. You
probably are ready to blame them, but the truth is,
ALL have SINNED and fall short of the glory of God.” Rom. 3:23
of you does not have a single sin - you have not sinned a single time in your
life? How many of you have so many sins in your life that you can not count
lady told a pastor once "I have never sinned in all my life." The
pastor asked: "Never?" "Never." Was the quick reply.
"Well, you just broke your record!" Said the pastor. The Bible says,
"Anyone who says he has no sin is a liar." And lying is a sin! (1 John
says that “Because God LOVED the world so much, He gave His one and only
Son….” John 3:16
you and me so much. The problem is that we have sinned against him so many times
that we deserve to die.
us are like sheep, that are LOST, each of us has turned to his own way. And
the Lord laid on him our sins. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not
open his mouth;he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before
her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.” Isa. 53:6,7
the payment of sin is DEATH but God gives you eternal LIFE IN Christ JESUS...”
was pierced because of our disobedience, He was crushed because of our
sins...the punishment that [should have been ours] was put on him - because of
that, we have peace..and BY HIS WOUNDS, WE ARE HEALED.” Isa. 53:5
This is A
is by GRACE that you have been saved, through FAITH - and this is not from
works, so that no one can boast.” Eph.2:9
closing, the Bible says that: “Anyone who puts his TRUST in Him will NEVER be
put to SHAME.” Rom. 10:11
put your trust in being a member of this Church. Put your trust in Him.
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