For God So Loved That He Gave
John 3:16; John 14:9; Philippians 2:8; 1 John 4:9; Isaiah 53:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 8:46; 1 Peter 2:22; Hebrews 12:14
For God so loved Barabbas, Jeffrey Dahmer, Suddam Hussein. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever would believe in Him would not perish but would have eternal life. Someone said that if you know nothing about the Bible begin in John 3:16 and if you know everything about the Bible go back to John 3:16. It is the Mt. Everest of hope. It is the Mississippi River of grace. It is the ocean of love. It is the heart of the gospel. In fact it is the heart of the Bible, it is the heart of the gospel and today we are looking at the heart of this verse. And it deals with man's heart problem. It is the only solution to the heart problem within man.
No other verse in the entire Bible presents the gospel in its simplicity as does this verse. No other verse so memorized by millions and no other verse has been so used to bring people to Christ like John 3:16. Its full, it is so full of essential biblical truth that if this were the only verse that we had left of the Bible we could find our way to God, our way to Jesus Christ and we could find forgiveness and salvation and eternal life. Amazing. Twenty five words that can change an individual, change a community, change a city, change a state, change a nation and change a world. One amazing sentence and you know I think that is so interesting in this complex world of ours that every time the Bible tells us how to be saved it does it one simple sentence. Just one. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved. One sentence. John 3:16 it's just one sentence, for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.
Revelation, behold he stands at the door and knocks if any man asks me to come in I will come in. Paul in one of his writings ...
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