A Love That Transforms

People say many things about God.

They attribute many events to Him, some of which are good, and some of which are bad. The insurance industry considers anything catastrophic as an “act of God.”

However, the Bible paints the clearest picture of the character of God, starting from the very beginning at creation, all the way down to the end when the righteous are delivered. Who is the God revealed in the Bible, and what is He like? Let's find out!

Q. Who is the main character of Scripture?

  • "The prophets have enquired and searched diligently, ... Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow" (1 Peter 1:10, 11).

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible reveals Jesus. He created the world (John 1:1–3, 14; Colossians 1:13–17), wrote the Ten Commandments (Nehemiah 9:6, 13), was the God of the Israelites (1 Corinthians 10:1–4), and guided the writings of the prophets (1 Peter 1:10, 11). Jesus Christ is the main character of Scripture.

Q. What is Jesus' attitude toward the people of earth?

  • "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

Jesus loves us all with an indescribable, unfailing love that passes understanding.

Q. Why should we love Jesus?

  • "We love him, because he first loved us" (1 John 4:19). "While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

He is lovable in many ways. He Created us. He sustains us. He helps us in our trials. He cheers in our victories. But the most important reason to love Him is because He loved us enough to die for us—while we were yet His enemies.

Jesus offers us a wonderful life as part of a loving relationship.

  • “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; ... These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:10, 11).

It wasn't enough to save us. He also wants peace and joy for all of us, and He offers that life to us if we will only walk with Him.

  • “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly” (John 10:10).

The devil claims that to follow Jesus is drab, dull, demeaning, and legalistic. But Jesus says it brings fullness of joy (John 15:10, 11) and a more abundant life (John 10:10). Believing the devil's lies brings heartache and deprives people of life that is "really living."

There is so much to learn about this inspiring, uplifting topic ...

If you want to know more about the love of Jesus and the relationship He wants to have with you, see our Study Guide,
A Love that Transforms.

(or watch the video here.)

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