Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sweet Sunday: (1) John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16

Of course, most everyone has seen or heard about the "most famous" verse in the bible, John 3:16. It's the very first verse I memorized as a child, it's one that is retold and retold. John 3:16 tells us that through his son, Jesus, we will have eternal life. 

But, today our pastor pointed out an interesting thought, has anyone ever associated John 3:16 with 1 John 3:16?

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers." -1 John 3:16

Not only did Jesus come to the world to save our souls, He came to show us how to love. He showed us stories like loving the outcast, standing up for the sinful (because aren't we all?), feeding the hungry, and quenching the thirst of those needing spiritual water.

I'm not saying I do a good job all the time, but praise the Lord we have an example to follow.

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