3:16 Is the most well know promise in the New Testament, here is
4 steps to best understand and what it contains in a nutshell.
Four Steps to Understand John 3:16
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 (KJV)
I. The perfect motive is that
God so loved the world.
A. - Romans 5:8 (KJV) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1. The glory of God, and, as our only means to glorifying
Him, the salvation of human souls, is the real business of life.
II. The perfect gift is that God gave His only Son.
A. - 1 John 5:12 (KJV) He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath
not the Son of God hath not life..
1. The only gift is a portion of yourself.
III. The only requirement is to believe in Him.
A. - Acts 16:31 (KJV) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
- John 1:12 (KJV) But as many as
received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name:
IV. The reward of faith is that you shall have eternal life.
A. - 1 John 5:12 (KJV) He that hath the Son hath life; and he that
hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1. They that deny themselves for Christ shall enjoy
themselves in Christ.
2. Earth for work, heaven for wages
This life for the battle, another for
Time for employment, eternity for
3. "Understanding is the reward of faith.
Therefore, seek not to understand that thou mayest believe,
but believe that thou mayest understand." Augustine.
God bless you and
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades