The Most Quoted Verse in the Bible
Topic: God's love for the world demonstrated through His greatest gift Passage: John 3:16
The Most Well Known Verse in the Bible
For many, the first verse we committed to memory was John 3:16. We see it in the stands on posters at sporting events; athletes have written it on their shoes and people use it to share their faith. There's a good reason for it to be the most quoted verse in the Bible: It gives a summary of the gospel like no other verse. This morning we will look carefully at this verse as we prepare ourselves for our observance of the Lord's Table.
INTRODUCTION: “Rock n Rollen”
EXPOSITION: John 3:16
A. The Context for the Story
· The object: Nicodemus
· The Evangelist: Jesus
B. Its Importance today: Jesus is talking to a man well versed in his religion: But He’s Lost!
C. The “Implied” Question: “What do I do to inherit the kingdom of God?”
D. Jesus’ Answer: “You can’t do a thing – Salvation is a gift received by faith!”
E. Christ’s Summary of the Gospel
Man’s Danger: Perishing
o Under the wrath of God
o Fiery torment
o Separation from the glory of God
o Everlasting and Irreversible
God’s Design: In love He sent His “one and only” son!
Our Duty: Believe - It links us to God
o An ongoing condition of the heart and mind
o Jesus is the object and focus of our belief
o Agreeing with the objective truth about Christ
o Satisfaction with all that God is for you in Christ
Our Destiny: Eternal Life!
· Eternal life NOW and not just for the future: John 5:24
· It’s Personal
· Not Interrupted at Death
· Made complete at the Resurrection
· Lasts forever and ever!
(This outline is provided to assist you in understanding and applying this morning’s message. Fifth in a series of messages on The Most.. Additional space is provided for notes. CD’s of this message are available through the Church or on line: MidvalleyBibleChurch.com MBC 6/5/16)