Does God the Father love me as much as He loves Jesus?

I recently preached on the Father heart of God. This was a topical sermon rather than part of a series through a book and so I had a range of texts from which to choose. I wanted to speak from Jesus baptism in Mark 1 noting how the Father shows His love to Jesus the Son. However it was here I had a problem… does God the Father love us in the same way as He loves Jesus the Son? If not, then I can’t preach about God the Father’s love for us based on a passage expressing His love for Jesus. 

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