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What's the Worse That Could Happen (1 of 4)
Dr. Fred Lowery
John 3:1-10; John 2:24-25; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Isaiah 53:11; 1 Peter 1:3; Matthew 26:14-16
We are starting a new series moving up toward Easter and we're calling it, "What's the Worst Thing That Can Happen to You?" Orson Wells said the worst thing that can happen to you is not getting what you want. The second worst thing that can happen to you is getting what you and realizing that it doesn't satisfy.
What's the worst thing that could happen to you? It's easy to talk about gasoline at $5 and we probably will see that, losing your job, getting sick, getting cancer, Iran getting a nuclear weapon, the tornados striking our area as they've- 90 something in one day this week - in one area of our country - what's the worst thing that could happen to you?
We're gonna talk about that in the next few weeks and as we move through this message, thankfully, the New Testament gives us snapshots of Jesus reaching out to people and helping those understand what's the worst thing that could happen to them and he reached out to the poor, he reached out to the hurting, he reached out to the religious, he reached out to the immoral and today we're gonna look at John 3 where Jesus reaches out to a religious man. Jesus is sitting and talking to an older man and the man has on a robe that identifies him as a religious leader. The candle is on - a lighted candle - you see the faces of Jesus and this religious teacher and you can tell by the look on their faces that these two men are engaged in a conversation that's deep and meaningful. And I imagine that Nicodemus is perspiring. I think I told you one time about when Ky proposed To Christy. It was - we were at the lake, in the summertime and we had a little storage building and I was in the storage building getting something and he hemmed me in by standing in the door of that storage building and so I'm perspiring for 2 reasons - one is that it is hot in there a ...
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