No Greater Verse John 3:16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
Jn 3:16 may not be the greatest verse in the Bible but there is certainly no greater verse concerning the gift of Jesus Christ. That’s because Jn 3:16 presents us with:
No greater God – “God” – there are many gods in the world, but there is no greater God than the God of the Bible, the creator of the universe and the author of life. It is he that gave us Jesus Christ.
No greater love – “so loved” – greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends [Jn 15:13].
No greater beneficiary – “the world” – consider what a great enemy of God the world is and yet God loved the world so much that he gave Jesus Christ to the world. Since you are in the world you are the great beneficiary of God’s love.
No greater gift – “he gave his only begotten Son” – it’s one thing for a man to lay down his own life. But he would never lay down the life of his son. Yet, God’s love is so far superior to ours that he was even willing to let his own Son die for us.
No greater offer – “that whosoever” – whosoever is you. The offer of the gift of God is given to whosoever will believe. From the worst of the worst sinners to the cleanest man alive, God makes this offer.
No greater means – “believeth” – I know that you believe “in” Jesus Christ. Many people believe in him. But believing in him is not the same thing as believing “on” him. Note: Pastor Welder had a young man stand up and he professed to believe that man was who he said he was and that he was able to hold Pastor Welder up in a piggy back ride. But it wasn’t until Pastor Welder jumped on his back that he went from believing “in” him to believing “on” him. You need to trust Jesus Christ who bore your sins in his own body on the tree.
No greater result – “should not perish but have everlasting life” – in the moment that you put your faith in Jesus Christ you go from perishing to living forever. You become the current possessor of eternal life. And though your body dies and rests a while, your soul and spirit go right on living with Jesus Christ, waiting to be reunited with your glorified body at the rapture.
Conclusion: hopefully those of us who are saved have been refreshed by the gospel and those who are lost will receive the gift of Jesus Christ today. Will you receive him?