Pastor James C. Johnson
The most famous verse in all the Bible is famous for several reasons.
It’s famous because it’s rich with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It’s famous because it models Godly giving in an amazingly sacrificial way.
It’s famous because it explains the way to heaven, as well as the avoidance of eternal hell.
Have you figured out which verse I’m talking about? If you thought, John 3:16, then you’re right!
John 3:16 powerfully states, “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.”
If you’ve never confessed your sin, and called on Christ to save you, I urge you to trust Christ today!
However, if you’ve been redeemed, remember that you are the present possessor of everlasting life! God lavishly gave you His only begotten Son! "Greater love hath no man than this”!
Take time today to do 3 things. (All 3 things are equally important and spiritually healthy.)
First, take time today to rejoice in the generous and gracious love of God for sinners such as us. Seriously, out of a joy-filled heart of praise to God, consider singing to Him gospel-heavy song a praise, or praying a thoughtful prayer of gratitude for your salvation.
Secondly, "rehearse all that God has done" to save your soul. Recall the circumstances that led up to your conversion to Christ. Consider the person who led you to Christ, your location, and how you felt when you received the good news of Christ.
Thirdly, as you rejoice in your salvation, and rehearse the details of your conversion, plan to respond by telling someone about Christ. Go and tell them John 3:16. Plan to tell someone today that God loves them, and that He sent His only begotten Son for them, and that if they believe in Him, they will not perish in hell, but that they'll have eternal life in heaven with God the Father.
Will you do these 3 things? Certainly, these 3 things are all within the will of God for each of our lives. Go explain John 3:16 to someone today. It could be the different between heaven or hell for them.
Scripture Reading: This Sunday is Pensecost Sunday, and with that in mind, I'll be preaching from Acts 2:14-41 in the morning service. Please consider reading that passage in prayerful preparation for the message.
This devotion was written by Pastor James C. Johnson. These devotionals are being published throughout this pandemic in an effort to further strengthen the faith of our NorthStone church family. Feel free to comment below to offer your feedback about today's devotion.