God's love for you
December 29, 2009
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
What do you think is the most important verse in all of Scripture? There are certainly many from which to choose. But one stands out to me as the essence of God's redemptive story, and it is today's verse, John 3:16.
In this single verse, you and I can see all that transpired at Calvary—that love was crucified by sin! That's what happened at the cross.
Now, I can tell you that I have been preaching the love of God and Christ Jesus since I was just a teenager in the late 1960s. And still, when it comes to describing the love of God, words can seem so inadequate to try to communicate the astounding and amazing love of God.
But my friend Max Lucado has captured the significance of this verse in a powerful and creative way. He said:
"If you know nothing about the Bible, start here at John 3:16. And if you know everything about the Bible, return here to John 3:16."
And that is exactly how important this verse is to the foundation of your faith. The story of salvation begins and ends with God's love for you!
THE STORY OF SALVATION BEGINS
AND ENDS WITH GOD'S LOVE FOR YOU!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham