1. God Cares… Genesis 3:8-9 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 1. God Cares… Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. 1. God Cares… Genesis 3:21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 1. God Cares… John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:29 Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! He got personally involved in our problem! God Cares 2. God Cares Continually… Hosea 1:2 Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord. 2. God Cares Continually… Hosea 3:1 Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes. 2. God Cares Continually… Nehemiah 9:29 when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time. Nehemiah 9:31 For you are a gracious and merciful God! He withholds due punishment time after time! 2. God Cares Continually… Hosea 14:3 For in you the fatherless find compassion. He withholds due punishment time after time! God Cares – Continually 3. God Cares Completely… Hosea 3:2 So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley 1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23 You were bought at a price… 3. God Cares Completely… 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. He paid full price so we can have life! 3. God Cares Completely… 1 Peter 1:18-19 it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He paid full price so we can have life! God Cares – Continually – Completely Integrating the homeless of our community back into society 100% of the gifts given during our Christmas Eve Services will be used for local outreach, to support our people on mission to our community. All of it will be divided 50/50 between: Outreach Care: Assisting those homeless in our community Youth Center Renovations: Used to reach our community God Cares – Continually – Completely 1. God Cares… Question: When’s the last time you got personally involved in someone else’s problem? Colossians 3:12 Clothe yourselves with compassion. He got personally involved in our problem! 3. God Cares Completely… Question When’s the last time you paid full price for anything? He paid full price so we can have life!