Do you know what a thesis statement is?
So if you had to tell someone, what is the Bible about? If someone asked you the thesis statement of the Bible, what would you say?
Is it even possible to summarize the Bible in one statement?
John 3:16 is the thesis statement of the Gospel message. As I preached on the topic I could feel our people glorifying in each word of the verse, each phrase, each implication. I can’t imagine that too many people who heard me preach that day weren’t familiar with “For God so loved the world...” And yet, there is special power in that simple, elegant, ageless sentence. It’s the same as singing “Amazing Grace” or hearing the “Hallelujah Chorus.” There’s no statute of limitations to prevent the hair from rising on the backs of our necks. We know we’re on holy ground with certain verses (though all are inspired), certain pieces of music (though many are wonderful)—and certain messages.
The love of God is one of those messages It’s a basket of fishes and loaves that keeps replenishing itself. It’s a feast for the heart, mind, and soul.
My prayer is that this study of love on radio, television, and here online will minister to you in the same way they have ministered to me in the preaching.