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What In The World Is The Word? (3 of 8)
Series: The Wondrous Story
Ken D. Trivette
1. Many of the great hymns of our faith were first introduced to the public during the great Moody-Sankey meetings. A couple of such hymns were Katherine Hankey's "Tell Me The Old, Old Story," and "I Love To Tell The Story." I think of the second stanza of her hymn, "Tell Me The Old, Old Story:"
Tell me the story slowly, that I may take it in,
That wonderful redemption, God's remedy for sin.
Tell me the story often, For I forget so soon;
The 'early dew' of morning has passed away at noon.
2. The old, old story needs to be taken in and told often. The story of God's wonderful redemption and remedy for sin, should never be forgotten and should always be real in our hearts. May we never get over it, and God forbid that we should ever forget it.
3. Nowhere in all the Bible is the old, old story better told than in John 3:16. Condensed to 25 words, the wondrous story is marvelously told in John 3:16. It is no wonder that this verse is the most familiar of the Bible.
4. Today I want us to consider the 2 words "THE WORLD." We are told that "God so loved the world." Just what do we mean when we talk about the world? What in the world is the world? There are several meanings of the word translated "world" in the Bible. Let's consider 3 of them.
1. THERE IS A PLACE CALLED THE WORLD!
1. We read in:
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
2. In each of these verses there is reference to the world. The "world" that is spoken of speaks of planet earth, the wo ...
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