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The Greatest Thing Jesus Ever Said (11 of 13)
Series: One Extraordinary Life
INTRO: Take your Bibles now this morning and be finding your place at John 3:16-(that ought to be easy). John 3:16 this morning as we continue our series of studies on the greatest life that has ever been lived, the life of the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you're out guest this morning, we've entitled this series of studies, ''One Extraordinary Life.'' And this morning as we continue in this series of sermons I want us to look at ''The Greatest Thing Jesus Ever Said.''
ILLUS: I love quotes. I love them on billboards, bumpersticker or tshirts. Just about anywhere or everywhere, I love quotes.
(I saw a bumper sticker on a pickup truck that said, ''Wife and dog missing: reward for dog.'')
But love quotes. As a matter of fact, I was looking around on the internet I came across what are considered to be some of the greatet quotes of all time. (I don't have time to go through all of them, but let me share a few of my favorites.)
Marie Antoinett - ''Pardon me, Sir.'' As she stepped on the toes of the hangman on her way to her execution.
Isaac Newton - ''If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.''
Sun-Tzu - ''Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.''
Fred Barnard - ''A picture is worth a thousand words.''
Edward Bulwer-Lytten - ''The pen is mightier than the sword.''
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, ''Whoever said, 'The pen is mightier than the sword' never encounter automatic weapons.''
Teddy Roosevelt - ''Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.''
Horace (65-8 BC) - ''Carpe Diem.'' Seize the day!
There are lots of wonderful, quotable, memorable statements that have been made over the centuries, but I believe that the greatest thing that has ever been said was said by the greatest life that has ever been lived and it is found in John 3:16.
You know it, I'm sure. It's the most loved, best known, mos ...
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