Everybody Knows! Really?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ” John 3.16

I was privileged to enter full-time ministry in March of 1960. I remember walking into the first church in which I served and being met by the teacher of the 2-3 year old children. She said, “Would you like to hear these children quote a Bible verse?” and I said, “Yes!” Immediately they began with, “For God so loved the world … “ If I could see a show of hands of those reading these words who learned to quote this verse as a child, I suspect there would be a lot of hands in the air. But I hasten to ask, “Have we become SO FAMILIAR with these words that we gloss over them and the power of god’s message here has lost its impact?”
Love, flowing from the heart of God, took Him from the comforts of Heaven to a weary hillside just outside the gates to the city of Jerusalem. There, hanging nearly naked, body covered with bruises and stained with blood, God the Father witnessed His “only begotten Son” dying slowly while a crowd of onlookers watched. Suddenly the skies went dark and the crowd heard the words, “IT IS FINISHED!” God sent His Son to GIVE His life so that sinners, like you and I are, could have “everlasting life.” Do you know someone who does not KNOW about God’s Son and His sacrificial death to purchase their redemption? Is it worth YOUR time to look them up and tell them your story of redemption? Thank God for this “gospel in a nutshell”! What a privilege we have to share it with others. Just My Thoughts  …


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