Greetings Faith Family,
A Baptist preacher in the mid 1800’s, Francis Rowley gave us the hymn “I will sing the wondrous story of the Christ who died for me. How He left His home to glory for the cross of Calvary. Yes, I’ll sing the wondrous story of the Christ of Calvary, sing it with the saints in glory gathered by the crystal sea.”
Nowhere is the story of the Grace and Love of God told better than in John 3:16. This passage of scripture has been described as:
“The World’s greatest text.”
“An ocean of thought in a drop of language.”
“These are not words to comment upon but to feel.”
Martin Luther said. “I love the text beyond measure.”
Each of its 25 words are full of meaning, feeling, revelation and kindness.
1. The Person of God is Defended. “For God”
2. The Presence of God is Declared. “For God so loved the world”
3. The Purpose of God is Disclosed. “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.”
What a wonderful story we have to share!
By His Grace and For His Glory,