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Iowa City Church Podcast

Welcome to the Iowa City Church sermon and teaching page.  We know that life can be confusing, and sometime just plain hard.  We believe the best way to live life comes through following Jesus.  These lessons and sermons are designed to be a resource to help you on that journey.  We hope you find them helpful!

Apr 26, 2021

There are thousands, probably even millions of people in the world who think their life is too messed up for them to be loved and redeemed by God.  At an emotional level, they don't feel like God could love them.  Here is how the conversation usually goes with someone in this category: I have gone too far.  My life is too messed up.  I have been too sinful.  God would never want me.  God couldn't possibly love me. 
All of us can relate to those types of feelings, we've all had to wrestle with those feelings of not being worthy of love and redemption.  But what's the problem here?  Our feelings and emotions are not truth.  So how can we breakthrough the powerful grip of not feeling good find ourselves back in a love relationship with God?

There are some strategic key words the apostle John uses as he writes about who Jesus is.  One of those words is "truth".  When it feels like our emotions have caused our lives to run amuck he would suggest that we should look for and hold on to what is true.  According to John, what is true about God and how he views all people is found in the most famous and powerful verse in the entire Bible, John 3:16.  "God so loved that word..."
Give a listen to this sermon as we continue with our series on the Gospel of John and unpack the powerful truth of John 3:16 and discover that no matter who you are or what you have done, God loves you!