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11-6-16 The Love of God

The Love of God

John 3:16-21

This passages contains perhaps the best known and most often memorized verse in the Bible. Some have described John 3:16 as the gospel in miniature. Though it can easily stand on its own, we will see that the context adds greater clarity and further insights into God’s amazing grace and sovereign glory.

The Way of God’s Love

Gave His only Son

Not to punish (which justice requires)

But to give eternal life

Through believing/trusting in Jesus

The Call Out of Spiritual Darkness

Darkness brings: not believing in the name of the only Son

Darkness → evil works → condemnation → perish

Impact we encounter

The Call to the Light of Jesus

Light brings: believes/trusts in Jesus, does what is true

Light →does what is true → no condemnation → eternal life

Impact on our lives

The Power of Love

Our works (through faith) are carried out in God

God sending His Son

Being born of the Spirit

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