I’m challenging you...

Before the end of March to practice giving and receiving love in 8 specific ways.

And see if it’s true: Love Changes Everything.

Love, a positive four-letter word that few positively understand.

We all think we know what it means to be loved, especially by God, but we live our lives as if we are the exception to what we’ve read numerous times in Scripture.

We tell ourselves:

  • God would love me even MORE if I could just get my act together
  • God’s punishing me for something I did
  • God doesn’t love those people that commit that sin.

But the truth is, nothing—nothing—you do can make God love you less than He does now. God’s love for you is unconditional and unchanged by anything you have done, are doing, or will do in the future.

So whether that sounds unbelievable or awfully familiar I invite you, no, I challenge you, to discover practical ways how love—God’s love—changes everything.

Yes, Dr. Jeremiah
I accept Your Challenge
Love Changes Everything

I'M A PASTOR

I’ve been a Pastor for more than 48 years and one of the most frequent problems I hear is that people don’t understand God’s love. Of course, they don’t say it like that, but I know it’s true. Because if we understood God’s love for us, so many of our doubts and fears would be wiped away. God’s love is the remedy for so many of us, in all of the many difficult situations we find ourselves in.

I want to do my best on Turning Point Radio, on Turning Point Television, in print, and here online to help you understand God’s love for you and how we ought to love each other. You see, after you understand how much God loves you, the next desire of your heart is to love other people. It’s a natural result of being so intimately loved.

why love?

A popular song from several decades ago declared, “What the world needs now is love.”

And I have to agree—as long as the love the world is given is the true love of God. I don’t know of anything the world needs now, or at any other time, more than the love of God.

In fact, love is the only resort we have in the face of disappointment and
despair—”[Nothing] shall be able to separate us from the love of God"
(Romans 8:39).

If you are asking yourself why we are talking about love during these days on radio and television, now you have your answer. It is what all of us desperately need. Besides that, there is an important truth I don’t want you to miss: None of this matters if you don’t do anything about it.

None of this matters if you don’t do anything about it

God desires to give you the gift of His love. But a gift must be received. If someone gives you a Christmas gift, and you leave it under the tree and never unwrap it, you haven’t really received it.

The giving of a gift is only one half of a transaction. The transaction doesn’t become real and doesn’t take effect until the gift is accepted, opened, identified, and appreciated. In the same way, it’s not enough that God simply offers His love. He expects us to receive it.

Perhaps you have given your life to Christ and are saying to yourself that this doesn’t apply to you. Then, I want you to hear me very clearly. If you are a Christian, but are still living in disappointment and despair than you don’t fully understand the gift of love you’ve been given.

If you are a Christian this series is VERY MUCH for you.

February

owned by his love

For the month of February on Radio and Television we are going to be studying: 10 Things About God’s Love You May Be Missing.

I want to examine with you the most basic definition of God found in the Bible—God is love—and how understanding what this means can radically transform your life. In ten messages I want to uncover for you God’s extraordinary love:

  • God loves you even when you don’t love Him
  • God’s love never quits
  • God loved you before you were born
  • God loves you when He is correcting you
  • God wrote His love in red
  • God’s love will never let go

I want you to understand how to be owned by God’s love. It’s the most freeing, life-changing idea you will ever discover.

I want you to understand how to be owned by Gods love.

March

known by our love

In March, on Turning Point radio, I want to dissect perhaps the most famous chapter on love ever written: 1 Corinthians 13.

Most Christians think of this famous part of Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth as something to be read at a wedding. But I don’t want you to be one of those people.

What Paul tells us about love is so powerful that it has the ability to overcome obstacles we all face at times in our lives. It can help us realize victory in our life over:

  • Envy
  • Pride
  • Selfishness
  • Anger
  • Resentment
  • And more!

So let’s commit ourselves to understanding and then loving others whole-heartedly. Not only for our benefit, but also as an example to a watching world.

By the end of March may we all be known by our love! (John 13:35)

So let’s commit ourselves to understanding and then loving others whole-heartedly.

Love Is ...

The Gospel

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.

Is it even possible to summarize the Bible in one statement?