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One Verse Fits All

By Joseph Chambers


It is the verse that makes the Holy Bible a global book. It brings God down to our level and guarantees that we will soon be reigning with Him. This sermon is meant to assure that you never take John 3:16 for granted again. It is the Biblical "Statement of Superlatives."

"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."

While it would be enjoyable to write a sermon on each superlative, it would burden the message with human thoughts. Let's simply list each incredible truth and let your mind write the rest.

GOD...the greatest being
SO... to the greatest degree
LOVED...the greatest passion
THE WORLD...the greatest company of people
THAT HE GAVE...the greatest act
HIS ONLY BEGOTTON SON...the greatest sacrifice
THAT WHOSOEVER...the greatest opportunity
BELIEVETH ON HIM...the greatest decision
SHOULD NOT PERISH...the greatest rescue
BUT... the greatest alternative
HAVE ...the greatest appropriation or possession
EVERLASTING LIFE...the greatest gift

Why would any man reject this gift? Yet, the unbelieving world hates Him and is on a quest to destroy His name.

The Psalmist David spoke to the evil of our very day and affirmed His victory in the end. "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion." (Psalms 2:1-6)

The triumph of our Lord and Saviour is certainly near at hand. The possibility of His failure does not exist. He will soon descend in His glory and establish His kingdom on the earth. It's thrilling to know that He will come for us before the wrath of the seven years. Then, we will descend with Him and reign through the 1,000 years of perfect peace.

The glory of our future can only be eclipsed by the glory of His Person.


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