sermonette: The Greatest Motivation
God's Agape Spirit
Given 14-Jun-14; Sermon #1218s; 16 minutes
Bill Onisick, asserting that most people are not aware of the motivations that drive their behavior, questions if we are cognizant of our own motivations, and if we are analyzing the activation, persistence, and intensity of them. Psychologists have concluded that fear and pleasure are the primary drivers. Our relationship with God begins in fear, but becomes agape love (displacing our carnal "get" attitude) as we reciprocate His love out to others. As God's called-out ones, we are preparing to become the Bride of Jesus Christ. Agape is the bond of perfection liberating us from a selfish fear to a selfless love, reflecting our Heavenly Father's example of sacrificial giving.
Activation , persistence, intensity Agape Bond of perfection Choice driven Choice Ephesians 5:1-2 Fear and love I Corinthians 15 I John 2;4 ; 5: Forgiveness Marriage of the Lamb Motivation onion Motivation Obedience to God's Omni -agape love Life Pleasure and pain Primary motivation in our life Proverbs 1:7 Psalms 24:14 Revelation 19:7-9 Romans 5:8; 8 Weakness of the first covenant