by Daniel Rodgers

Jesus Loves You!
Dan Rodgers
John 15:9-14
March 2, 2003

1. Please underscore (vs. 9b), "So have I loved you," and (vs. 11b), "I have loved you."

2. Paul wrote to the Ephesians saints in order that they might "Know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge" (Ephes. 3:19).

3. Rev. 1:5, "And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood."

ILLUS: I have this little children's witnessing tool in my office. It is called the "Evangecube." As you begin unfolding it, it shows in picture-form the gospel story of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. At one place, it shows Jesus on the cross, with the nails in His hands and feet.

One day, my little grandson, Bryce saw it. Being curious about it, he wanted me to take it out of the box. As I unfolded all the different pictures, we came to Jesus on the cross. Bryce's countenance changed, and he said, "Uh oh" (Remember, Bryce is not two years old yet). I said to Bryce, "Bryce, this is Jesus. Jesus loves you. This is why He died on the cross - it was for you. He died so that you can go to heaven some day."

The next time Bryce came to my office, the first thing he wanted to see was the Evangecube. When I opened it to the place where Jesus is on the cross, Bryce stepped back a few feet, putting out his hands, he said, "hurt."

Now, when Bryce comes to see me, it is a "given" that he goes and picks up the Evangecube. He will pick it up and say, "Jesus."

Sunday night, after he had looked at the cube, Bryce started for the door, then he turned around and said, "Bye, bye, Jesus."

4. I believe there is something supernatural about the knowledge of God that has been placed in a child's heart. According to Romans, chapter one, we know that every man has, from his birth, the knowledge of a Creator.

a. All a little child needs ...

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