May 7, 2014 | by: 0 Comments|
As part of my sermon preparation each week, I try to think of questions that Christians and non-Christians might have about the passage. For example, John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Perhaps you remember this verse from when you memorized it in Sunday school many years ago, but does it make you stop and think:
What does it mean for God to love?
What does it mean that God loved the world?
What does it mean that he gave his only Son?
Who is God’s only Son?
Who may believe in God’s Son?
What does it mean to believe in God’s Son?
What would it mean to perish?
What does it mean to have eternal life?
I could go on listing questions that this text evokes, but those are the most obvious, and I trust you get the point. I’ll try and answer all of those questions on Sunday and perhaps a few more. But I want you to know that if you’re ever reading Sunday’s text throughout the week and you’ve got a question, you should send it my way. It helps me to think about the text and it helps me to serve you and others who may have the same question.
So, consider this an open invitation. If you’ve got questions on John 3:16 or other sermon texts in the future, then you are invited to send them my way. It is a privilege and pleasure to serve you in the Word week in and week out. Thank you, and know that you remain in my prayers.
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