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September 16, 2019
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Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah

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God is Love

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  • You know, a lot of people are really confused
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  • about God's love.
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  • He doesn't love the way we do.
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  • We love others because of what they do for us.
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  • He loves us because it's his nature to love.
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  • And when you know the love of God,
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  • it's the most amazing thing.
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  • [music]
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  • David: I was looking for a way to help people
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  • simply understand God's love.
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  • And the love of God is like a universe
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  • you've never been to before.
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  • And when you try to understand it from God's perspective,
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  • you know, we're not equipped to do that.
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  • And what I've tried to do in "God Loves You:
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  • He Always Has And He Always Will,"
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  • is to echo the heart of God to the people of the world.
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  • The interesting thing about knowing God
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  • is to realize that God has always loved us, and it's
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  • just the most wonderful thing when we discover that
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  • because then we can start loving him back.
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • David: The Bible actually says God is love.
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  • When you know that, you know, when you know
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  • somebody loves you, when you know God loves you,
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  • it makes all the difference.
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  • announcer: Coming up on this episode
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  • of "Turning Point," Dr. Jeremiah will reveal
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  • something you may be missing about God's love
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  • in his series "God Loves You."
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  • David: God's love is unlimited.
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  • He cannot be bound in any of the structures
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  • that we know.
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  • He is God who is everywhere, therefore his love is
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  • everywhere.
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  • No matter where you go, you can't get away from it.
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  • He is always going to be there in his love.
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  • announcer: That's just ahead on "Turning Point."
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  • announcer: Discover what you could be missing
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  • about God's love in Dr. David Jeremiah's book,
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  • "God Loves You."
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  • Inside, Dr. Jeremiah explains how the profound truth
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  • of God's love can transform the way you live.
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  • As you read, you'll uncover ten features of God's love
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  • that you may have never fully understood before
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  • as Dr. Jeremiah tells how experiencing God's love
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  • has the potential to answer every question,
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  • solve every problem, and satisfy the deepest yearnings
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  • of the heart.
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  • "God Loves You" is yours as a thank you
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  • when you give a gift of any amount in support
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  • of this program.
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  • And, if you support "Turning Point" with a gift
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  • of $60 or more, Dr. Jeremiah will send you
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  • the "God Loves You" set, which includes
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  • the "God Loves You" book and the DVD album
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  • containing Dr. Jeremiah's complete teaching series.
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  • You'll also be able to follow along
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  • with Dr. Jeremiah's teaching using the "God Loves You"
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  • study guide, newly redesigned to include personal
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  • and group questions, plus a leader's guide.
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  • Also included in this set is the Love Changes Everything
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  • bookmark to remind you each day to be owned by God's love,
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  • and to be known for your love as a believer.
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  • Experience how God's love changes everything.
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  • Order these resources when you support the ministry
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  • of "Turning Point."
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  • Contact us today.
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  • [music]
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  • David: Some years ago, a missionary woman
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  • by the name of Trula Cronk wrote a book called
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  • "Over Mountain or Plain or Sea."
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  • And in this book, she told a story of a little girl
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  • who visited her home one evening, and who stayed
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  • a little bit too long.
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  • Darkness had fallen, and she was afraid to walk home.
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  • And Trula explained to the little girl that she
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  • should not be afraid.
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  • She said, "Dolan, God loves you, honey, and he will take care
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  • of you as you walk to your house."
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  • And the little girl replied very solemnly, "No, Mama Sahib,
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  • God does not love little girls."
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  • Trula said she was never able to forget that simple statement,
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  • and it made her want to tell all little girls everywhere
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  • that God is love, and does indeed love them.
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  • It may not seem strange to us that anyone would doubt that,
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  • but in all of the non-Christian religions, if God is portrayed
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  • as personal at all, he is not a giving, loving God, but rather
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  • he is a God of appeasement, one whose demands must be
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  • satisfied in order to receive his attention or his favor.
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  • Christianity alone offers a very different picture.
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  • The Bible says on two separate occasions
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  • in 1 John chapter 4, verse 8 and in verse 16, "God is love.
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  • He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
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  • God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God,
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  • and God in him."
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  • What does John mean when he says that God is love?
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  • First of all, we must understand what he does not mean.
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  • He is not simply saying that God loves.
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  • That is true, but that's not what John is saying.
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  • No, John is telling us that love is the very essence
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  • of God's moral nature.
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  • He is telling us that God himself is love,
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  • and that love is not just one of his attributes,
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  • but that love is who he is.
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  • God defines what true love is, and he is
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  • the source of all true love.
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  • Like Trula Cronk, I have a burden to tell you that God
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  • is indeed love, and that he does love you.
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  • But what exactly does that mean?
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  • You know, there's just as much confusion
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  • about love as there is about the nature of God.
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  • Recently, a group of children were asked,
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  • "What does love mean?"
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  • Rebecca, 8 years old, said,
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  • "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't
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  • bend over and paint her toenails anymore, so my grandfather
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  • does it for her all the time, even when his hands
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  • got arthritis too.
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  • That's love," she said.
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  • I read that to my wife and said, "Don't even think about it."
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  • Billy, 4 years old, said, "When someone loves you,
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  • the way they say your name is different.
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  • You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
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  • Bobby is seven, he said, "Love is what's in the room
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  • at Christmas if you stop opening your presents and listen."
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  • Nicky, who's six, said, "If you want to learn to love better,
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  • you should start with somebody you hate."
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  • Tommy, who was six, said, "Love is like a little old woman
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  • and a little old man who are still friends
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  • even after they know each other so well."
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  • And Cindy said, "During my piano recital,
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  • I was onstage, and I was so scared.
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  • And I looked at all the people watching me, and I saw my daddy
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  • waving and smiling.
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  • He was the only one doing that, and I wasn't scared anymore,
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  • and that's love."
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  • Now, there's a little truth in all of those statements.
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  • They're kind of interesting, a bit humorous, but it is
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  • important that you begin to understand what love is
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  • if you're going to understand what it means
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  • that God is love.
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  • And God's love is so different than what we view love to be
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  • in our culture today.
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  • When we open the pages of the Bible and begin to read
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  • about the love of God, we're looking
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  • at a multifaceted diamond.
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  • You see love in a way that you never dreamed it
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  • could even be described.
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  • In fact, this is such a vast subject,
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  • this is such a wide endeavor.
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  • How could any human being ever write anything meaningful
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  • about the love of God?
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  • And then I remembered, as I was growing up, a song
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  • that George Beverly Shea used to sing in all
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  • of the Billy Graham crusades, and the words to that song go
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  • like this, "Could we with ink the ocean fill,
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  • and were the skies of parchment made,
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  • were every stalk on earth a quill,
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  • and every man a scribe by trade,
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  • to write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry,
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  • nor could the scroll contain the whole though stretched
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  • from sky to sky."
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  • The love of God is a vast subject,
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  • far beyond any human ability to comprehend it.
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  • But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to learn
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  • all about it that we can.
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  • So, for these next few moments, I want to tell you some things
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  • I've learned about the love of God,
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  • some of the things you may know already, but some
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  • may come as a surprise to you.
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  • First of all, the Bible teaches us that God's love is uncaused.
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  • It's uncaused.
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  • In our human relationships, we love another person because we
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  • see something in that person that attracts our love.
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  • But God's love for us is uncaused, it's unprompted,
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  • it's uninfluenced, it's free, it's spontaneous.
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  • There is nothing we can do to cause God to love us,
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  • and there is nothing we can do to prevent him from loving us.
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  • God loves us because he has chosen to love us,
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  • and he loves us because that's all he can do.
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  • God is love.
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  • Maybe you're among those who grew up thinking that you
  • 00:09:56.280 --> 00:09:59.270
  • had to do so many good things for God to love you,
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  • and if you didn't, he wouldn't.
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  • Maybe you grew up in a family where you were on that kind
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  • of a performance basis.
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  • Maybe you heard your mother say when you were growing up,
  • 00:10:09.260 --> 00:10:12.030
  • "Honey, if you don't do this, Mommy won't love you anymore."
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  • But you need to put all that behind you if you
  • 00:10:16.130 --> 00:10:18.050
  • want to know the love of God because love from God
  • 00:10:18.060 --> 00:10:21.020
  • is uncaused love.
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  • It comes from him.
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  • It has nothing to do with you.
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  • Not only is his love uncaused, but as you study the Bible,
  • 00:10:29.190 --> 00:10:32.180
  • you begin to realize it's also very unreasonable.
  • 00:10:32.190 --> 00:10:35.290
  • God's love is unreasonable.
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  • And Paul, writing to the Romans, put it this way, "For when we
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  • were still without strength, in due time,
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  • Christ died for the ungodly.
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  • For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps
  • 00:10:46.120 --> 00:10:50.000
  • for a good man someone would even dare to die.
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  • But God demonstrates his own love toward us,
  • 00:10:52.260 --> 00:10:56.000
  • in that while we were yet sinners,
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  • Christ died for us."
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  • That's exactly what he did.
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  • He died for you and for me, all of us card-carryin' sinners
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  • and enemies of God.
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  • Yet, it was in that situation that love manifested itself,
  • 00:11:09.100 --> 00:11:12.220
  • a holy, unreasonable act of a righteous man dying
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  • in the place of unrighteous men.
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  • God's love is uncaused and it's unreasonable.
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  • And it's unending.
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  • God's love is unending.
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  • The Bible says that God is love, and the Bible also says that God
  • 00:11:28.200 --> 00:11:32.140
  • is eternal.
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  • So, if God is love and God is eternal, then God's love
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  • has to be eternal.
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  • He's the everlasting God, he's the Alpha and Omega,
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  • he's the beginning and the end.
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  • He is the one who is, and who was, and who is to come.
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  • He's the Almighty.
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  • We all divide time into past, present, and future,
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  • but God doesn't live in those categories.
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  • God's name is I Am, not I was or I will be, I Am.
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  • He inhabits eternity.
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  • He's the king eternal.
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  • Of him, the psalmist wrote, "Even from everlasting
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  • to everlasting, you are God."
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  • God's love is unending.
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  • There's nothing you can do to keep him from continuing
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  • to love you.
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  • He's loved you from beginning, and he'll love you all the way
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  • to the end.
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  • And the Bible teaches that God's love is unlimited.
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  • Somebody has said that God's center is everywhere,
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  • and his circumference is nowhere.
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  • God fills the heavens and the earth with his presence.
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  • "Behold," says the Scripture, "heaven and the heaven
  • 00:12:35.030 --> 00:12:38.040
  • of heavens cannot contain you."
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  • And Paul acknowledges that God, "Is not far from each one of us,
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  • for in him we live and we move and we have our being."
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  • Where God is, love is.
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  • God's love is unlimited.
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  • He cannot be bound in any of the structures
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  • that we know.
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  • He is God who is everywhere, therefore his love
  • 00:12:59.090 --> 00:13:02.160
  • is everywhere.
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  • No matter where you go, you can't get away from it.
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  • He is always going to be there in his love.
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  • And his love is unchanging.
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  • In a world that moves and changes so fast
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  • that it's almost impossible to keep up with it, here is
  • 00:13:17.010 --> 00:13:20.170
  • one of the characteristics of Almighty God that we need
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  • to remember.
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  • Malachi 3:6 says it this way, "For I am the Lord,
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  • and I do not change."
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  • Psalm 33:11 says, "The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
  • 00:13:31.060 --> 00:13:35.030
  • the plans of his heart to all generations."
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  • Psalm 102 says, "But you are the same, and your years
  • 00:13:38.120 --> 00:13:41.260
  • shall have no end."
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  • What a wonderful thought to know that because God is unchanging,
  • 00:13:46.110 --> 00:13:51.220
  • his love is unchanging, his love is constant in its faithfulness,
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  • and continual in its expression.
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  • One of the problems that we have in our culture is that people
  • 00:13:59.060 --> 00:14:01.230
  • say things like this, "Why are you leaving?"
  • 00:14:01.240 --> 00:14:06.090
  • "Well, I just don't love her anymore."
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  • I often have a problem with that because love is not
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:12.050
  • something we have emotionally, love is a command.
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  • God says, "Husbands, love your wives."
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  • "Well, I don't feel like loving her."
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  • Doesn't make any difference, love her anyway.
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  • That's what the Bible says.
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  • If you love her anyway, pretty soon you'll feel
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  • like loving her, right?
  • 00:14:23.280 --> 00:14:28.100
  • Did you know there's a good side and a better side
  • 00:14:28.110 --> 00:14:30.220
  • to God's unchanging love?
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  • The good side is that God won't wake up in the morning
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  • and decide he's had enough of us.
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  • The better side is that even when we wake up in the morning
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  • and decide we've had enough of him, he will still love us.
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  • When the Bible tells us that God's love is unlimited, I think
  • 00:14:46.090 --> 00:14:50.060
  • it means that God's love is something like the love
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  • of a mother, perhaps a mother like this mother in a story
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  • that I read told by Michael Brown.
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  • He said, "A friend told me about a boy who was the apple
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  • of his parents' eyes.
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  • Tragically, in his mid-teens, the boy's life went astray.
  • 00:15:06.130 --> 00:15:10.050
  • He dropped out of school, he began associating
  • 00:15:10.060 --> 00:15:12.140
  • with a bad crowd.
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  • One night, he staggered into his house at 3 a.m.,
  • 00:15:14.200 --> 00:15:17.280
  • completely drunk.
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  • His mother slipped out of bed and left her room.
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  • The father followed, assuming that his wife was
  • 00:15:23.090 --> 00:15:25.110
  • in the kitchen, perhaps crying, as had been so often the case.
  • 00:15:25.120 --> 00:15:30.020
  • Instead, he found her at her son's bedside,
  • 00:15:30.030 --> 00:15:33.140
  • softly stroking his matted hair as he lay passed out drunk
  • 00:15:33.150 --> 00:15:37.230
  • on the covers.
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  • 'What in the world are you doing, honey?' the father said.
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:43.140
  • And the mother answered, 'He won't let me love him when
  • 00:15:43.150 --> 00:15:46.060
  • he's awake, so I have to love him when he's asleep.'"
  • 00:15:46.070 --> 00:15:51.290
  • And I'm here to tell you God loves us when we're awake,
  • 00:15:52.000 --> 00:15:54.260
  • when we're asleep.
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  • No matter what condition we're in, he never stops loving us.
  • 00:15:56.030 --> 00:16:01.220
  • His love is uncaused, it's unreasonable, it's unending,
  • 00:16:01.230 --> 00:16:05.090
  • it's unlimited, it's unchanging.
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  • Let me tell you something else, it's uncomplicated.
  • 00:16:07.010 --> 00:16:10.180
  • It's uncomplicated.
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  • Karl Barth was Switzerland's greatest 20th-century
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  • theologian.
  • 00:16:16.170 --> 00:16:18.140
  • He accomplished some great things as a theologian.
  • 00:16:18.150 --> 00:16:21.090
  • He wrote 13 volumes of church dogmatics,
  • 00:16:21.100 --> 00:16:24.030
  • a theological work containing more than 6 million words.
  • 00:16:24.040 --> 00:16:29.210
  • When Barth made his only trip to the United States in 1962,
  • 00:16:29.220 --> 00:16:33.220
  • he was supposedly asked by a student to summarize
  • 00:16:33.230 --> 00:16:37.190
  • the millions of words about the Bible and theology
  • 00:16:37.200 --> 00:16:41.150
  • that he had written.
  • 00:16:41.160 --> 00:16:43.280
  • While his audience awaited to be amazed by a profound statement
  • 00:16:43.290 --> 00:16:47.140
  • from this theologian, he said, "Jesus loves me, this I know
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:56.110
  • for the Bible tells me so."
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  • Jesus loves me this I know
  • 00:17:00.280 --> 00:17:06.220
  • for the Bible tells me so Little ones
  • 00:17:06.230 --> 00:17:15.050
  • to him belong They are weak
  • 00:17:15.060 --> 00:17:20.270
  • but he is strong Yes, Jesus loves me
  • 00:17:20.280 --> 00:17:30.150
  • Yes, Jesus loves me Yes, Jesus loves me
  • 00:17:30.160 --> 00:17:40.160
  • the Bible tells me so
  • 00:17:41.010 --> 00:17:46.160
  • Do you know what the message of God's Word is?
  • 00:17:48.020 --> 00:17:50.060
  • "Jesus loves me, this I know for the Bible tells me so."
  • 00:17:50.070 --> 00:17:56.050
  • So God's love is uncomplicated.
  • 00:17:56.060 --> 00:17:59.240
  • The question then becomes, who does God love?
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  • If God is love, who does he love?
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  • Well, the Bible tells us that he loves his own Son.
  • 00:18:06.290 --> 00:18:10.050
  • Doesn't that make sense?
  • 00:18:10.060 --> 00:18:11.290
  • On two occasions, the Bible tells us that God expressed
  • 00:18:12.000 --> 00:18:15.120
  • his love for his own Son, at Jesus' baptism
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  • and at his transfiguration.
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  • From the heavens were these words,
  • 00:18:21.150 --> 00:18:24.230
  • these words of God's love for his child,
  • 00:18:24.240 --> 00:18:29.260
  • "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
  • 00:18:29.270 --> 00:18:35.100
  • The first thing we know when we study the love of God
  • 00:18:35.110 --> 00:18:37.270
  • in the Bible is that God loves his Son.
  • 00:18:37.280 --> 00:18:42.030
  • We also know, and this should be not a surprise to most of us
  • 00:18:42.040 --> 00:18:45.210
  • here, that God dearly loves Israel.
  • 00:18:45.220 --> 00:18:49.270
  • Did you know the Bible tells us that?
  • 00:18:49.280 --> 00:18:52.160
  • And we're reminded when we were there how desperately
  • 00:18:52.170 --> 00:18:55.040
  • these people need to know of the love of God, but also
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:59.090
  • of the love of this nation.
  • 00:18:59.100 --> 00:19:02.050
  • The Bible says that God loved Israel so much that he used
  • 00:19:02.060 --> 00:19:06.150
  • a metaphor to describe it.
  • 00:19:06.160 --> 00:19:09.250
  • He said that as long as the sun and the moon and the stars shine
  • 00:19:09.260 --> 00:19:14.070
  • in the heavens, as long as the heavens remain
  • 00:19:14.080 --> 00:19:17.050
  • immeasurable, and the earth's foundations are undiscoverable,
  • 00:19:17.060 --> 00:19:21.200
  • as long as that happens, God would continue to love Israel.
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  • God said, "Before I stop loving Israel, you got to pull the moon
  • 00:19:25.120 --> 00:19:28.240
  • and the stars out of the sky."
  • 00:19:28.250 --> 00:19:31.060
  • You got to destroy the heavens, you got to destroy
  • 00:19:31.070 --> 00:19:33.150
  • the undiscoverable earth before God will stop loving
  • 00:19:33.160 --> 00:19:37.050
  • Israel.
  • 00:19:37.060 --> 00:19:38.110
  • There are many today who teach that God does not have a plan
  • 00:19:38.120 --> 00:19:41.060
  • for Israel today.
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  • I do not want to argue with you about it except to ask you
  • 00:19:42.150 --> 00:19:45.140
  • to carefully read the Scripture because the Bible tells us
  • 00:19:45.150 --> 00:19:49.010
  • that God loves Israel, and he has a plan for them.
  • 00:19:49.020 --> 00:19:52.010
  • And it is in our best interest as a nation to remember
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  • that those who bless Israel God will bless, and those
  • 00:19:55.170 --> 00:19:59.090
  • who curse Israel God will curse.
  • 00:19:59.100 --> 00:20:05.000
  • And then let me tell you a third thing.
  • 00:20:05.010 --> 00:20:06.250
  • We're coming down to the end of this, let me tell you
  • 00:20:06.260 --> 00:20:08.150
  • the third thing, God loves those who believe in Christ.
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  • God has a special love for those who believe
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  • in his Son.
  • 00:20:14.160 --> 00:20:15.230
  • In fact, in John 17:23, we read these words, "That the world may
  • 00:20:15.240 --> 00:20:19.210
  • know that you, God, have loved them as you have loved me."
  • 00:20:19.220 --> 00:20:25.260
  • Jesus said, "God, you love Christians the same way that you
  • 00:20:25.270 --> 00:20:30.210
  • love me."
  • 00:20:30.220 --> 00:20:32.130
  • In his letter to the Colossians, Paul said of Christ's followers
  • 00:20:32.140 --> 00:20:35.220
  • that they were the elect of God, holy and loved."
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:40.130
  • God loves his Son, God loves Israel, God loves
  • 00:20:40.140 --> 00:20:45.070
  • all those who love him.
  • 00:20:45.080 --> 00:20:48.070
  • But how many of you know the most important thing
  • 00:20:48.080 --> 00:20:50.050
  • for us to remember is that God loves the world?
  • 00:20:50.060 --> 00:20:54.290
  • "For God so loved the world that he gave
  • 00:20:55.000 --> 00:20:58.290
  • his only begotten Son."
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  • He loves the world.
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  • He doesn't love the physical world,
  • 00:21:02.130 --> 00:21:04.170
  • the earth and the sky, that's not what that means.
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  • He loves the world of humanity.
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  • The Bible says in Romans 5:8 that God commends his love
  • 00:21:10.210 --> 00:21:14.280
  • toward us, that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.
  • 00:21:14.290 --> 00:21:19.200
  • God loves his Son, God loves Israel, God loves those
  • 00:21:19.210 --> 00:21:25.030
  • who believe in Christ, God loves the world,
  • 00:21:25.040 --> 00:21:29.120
  • but most important of all, God loves you.
  • 00:21:29.130 --> 00:21:34.010
  • He loves you.
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  • God does not love populations, he loves people.
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  • He does not love masses, he loves men.
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  • He loves us all with a mighty love that has
  • 00:21:43.200 --> 00:21:46.060
  • no beginning and can have no end.
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  • Have you ever awakened and said, "He really does love me"?
  • 00:21:50.030 --> 00:21:55.270
  • Many of you know that, years ago, I went
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  • through a bout of cancer.
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  • And every 6 months, I have to go back to the Scripps Clinic
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  • and get a scan, and then I have to wait for a whole week
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  • for them to tell me if I'm okay.
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  • I always believe I'm all right, but you know how your mind
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  • can do things to you if you have a little ache you didn't have
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  • before.
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  • So, my doctor was late, I had to wait on him
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  • for a long time, and finally he comes marching in, he says,
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  • "Well, you're just great, Jeremiah, just great.
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  • I don't know what you're doing, but keep doing it,
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  • everything's fine."
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  • He went off and told me my blood pressure's 116 over 65,
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  • and that that's not possible for somebody who lives
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  • like I do.
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  • My wife, my wife says I'm a carrier.
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  • I think that's probably more like it, I give her
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  • high blood pressure.
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  • I don't have it, you know.
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  • But I always have one of those God moments
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  • on my way home from the hospital.
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  • I've developed a little routine, there's a little coffee place
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  • right outside the Scripps Clinic, and they
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  • have the best lemon cake I've ever eaten in my life.
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  • But I never eat lemon cake unless I get a good report.
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  • So when I get a good report--I had two pieces yesterday.
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  • And I don't call Donna and say it's okay.
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  • I call Donna on the phone and say, "Honey, I'm eating
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  • lemon cake, baby."
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  • She said, "Bring me some," and I did.
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  • And when you realize how good is God to you,
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  • even in a simple thing like that, preserving
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  • your health, you just stop for a moment and you
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  • just are overwhelmed.
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  • He really loves me.
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  • God loves me, he really does.
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  • And he doesn't just have to love you during the good times.
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  • No, God loves us when he's correcting us.
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  • God loves us when he's disciplining us.
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  • God loves us as every father should love their own.
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  • But if you came here tonight and you wondered if you were
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  • in God's good graces, if God loves you, I can say
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  • with absolute assurance, no matter who you are, no matter
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  • where you've come from, no matter what you've done,
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  • God loves you.
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  • He always has, and he always will.
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  • announcer: Dr. Jeremiah will return to close today's program
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  • right after this.
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  • announcer: Discover what you could be missing
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  • about God's love in Dr. David Jeremiah's book,
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  • "God Loves You."
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  • Inside, Dr. Jeremiah explains how the profound truth
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  • of God's love can transform the way you live.
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  • As you read, you'll uncover ten features of God's love
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  • that you may have never fully understood before.
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  • He answers questions like, "If God loves us,
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  • how can he allow pain and suffering in the world?"
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  • "Can we ever lose God's love?"
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  • And, "How can a loving God give seemingly prohibitive rules,
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  • and send people to hell?"
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  • "God Loves You" is yours as a thank you
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  • containing Dr. Jeremiah's complete teaching series.
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  • You'll also be able to follow along
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  • and group questions, plus a leader's guide.
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  • Also included in this set is the Love Changes Everything
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  • bookmark to remind you each day to be owned by God's love,
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  • and to be known for your love as a believer.
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  • announcer: And now, with one last word
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  • for today's program, here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • David: The first and last points
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  • in today's message are two very important truths.
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  • First, God's love is uncaused.
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  • That means you can't do anything to make God love you,
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  • or to make him stop loving you.
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  • And second, God loves you personally.
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  • The most important question you can ask yourself today is,
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  • "Have I received that love that God has for me?"
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  • God's love was demonstrated when Christ
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  • died for your sins.
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  • And trusting Christ as your Savior is the first step
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  • in receiving his love.
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  • To help you understand how to make that decision
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  • and live for a lifetime in the middle of God's love,
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  • I hope you'll allow me to send you
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  • two "Turning Point" resources, a booklet called
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  • "Your Greatest Turning Point," and our monthly
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  • devotional magazine, "Turning Points."
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  • Contact us here at "Turning Point" today.
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  • announcer: In addition to these free study resources,
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  • nothing is as profound as the Word of God.
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  • And now, Dr. Jeremiah has a Bible for every member
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  • announcer: Next time on "Turning Point."
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  • David: Before you were ever conceived,
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  • God loves you.
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  • In the womb of your mother, God loves you.
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  • When you were born, God loves you.
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  • As a child, God loves you.
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  • God loves you now, he always has, he always will.
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  • He loves not only you, but all of those who will come
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  • from you, and he has created you to be a beautiful part
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  • of the master tapestry of his love.
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  • announcer: Join us next time for Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "God Loved You Before You Were Born,"
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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