12/2/2006 ~ God's Word Has Been Passed
Many have seen the following scripture in football stadiums.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotton Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." ~ John 3:16
└─> An abbreviation.
What is the justice of this whole message?
Jesus is talking to one man.
There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. ...
~ John 3:1-2
He made it to an individual man, to a Jewish Pharisee.
"... Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" ...
~ John 3:3-6
→ He was born by the Jewish flesh, being his birthright.
~ But you must be reborn of the spirit to inherit the kingdom.
"Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again. ..." ~ John 3:7-8
└─> Donít try to explain it.
Know this; you need a spiritual birth through water.
Nicodemus answered and said to Him, "How can these things be?" ...
~ John 3:9-11
"If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe,
how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? ..." ~ John 3:12-13
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so
must the Son of Man be lifted up, ... ~ John 3:14-15
Serpents killed the Hebrews in the desert until looking up
to the serpent made by Moses, and they were saved.
Look up and be lifted up.
"... whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
~ John 3:16
Many do not know who God is or was.
Nicodemus knew God through His word and revelation.
Who is God then?
~ The only way we can know Him is through His word.
But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 2:10
... Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? ...
~ 1st Corinthians 1:18-25
What is Godís l♥ve?
→ That He would love the whole world.
... And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.
~ Isaiah 2:2
"... There they shall be called sons of the living God." ~ Romans 9:26
... Then I will say to those who were not My people, You are My people!
And they shall say, You are my God!" ~ Hosea 2:23
~ God loved the Gentiles just as much.
All children will flow in to His kingdom.
→ Children reflect the love of God.
For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died
for the ungodly. ... ~ Romans 5:6-7
Two types of people though they both pay all their bills.
One helps no one and the other offers help for helpings sake.
- But could or would you sacrifice one of your own children?
For an evil man, God gave His only Son.
God gave the sinless Lamb of God. He would die.
You donít just believe in Jesus.
Disciple = Follower; Believer; Learner
... The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace
through Jesus Christ - He is Lord of all - ... ~ Acts 10:34-43
Cleave to the word.
Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water
and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." ~ John 3:5
Do we obey what Jesus tells us?
"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say? ..."
~ Luke 6:46-49
┌─> A man who wanted to be redeemed of His sins.
... he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be
clearly seen, that they have been done in God." ~ John 3:17-21
... you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, ...
~ Galatians 6:1
The sign should be:
Simple football banners.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, ... ~ Ephesians 2:8-9
It is the whole field we need to review.
All of God's word tells us His will, not just a snippet.
... "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins; ... ~ Acts 2:38
Let's not fumble the word of God.
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