John 3:16

By Rev. Mark Bolhofner


“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should
not perish but have eternal life.”
(John 3:16)

Say what Jesus said. Use his words in John 3:16 to share the gospel. And as you do, help the
person to whom you are speaking relate to what you’re saying by adding some of your own
connection to what Jesus said.

Jesus says a Christian is someone who does not perish, but has eternal life. Can you recall not
knowing what it was like to know you had eternal life? Or maybe the way knowing you have
eternal life has really given you hope in a difficult time? Share that.

Jesus says God so loved the world that he gave his only son. Can you recall when you first
grasped that Jesus died for you? When it became personal to you? Can you recall how knowing
Jesus paid for your sin has helped you when you’ve felt burdened by some sin you committed?
Put that into words.

Jesus says whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. Can you recall when you
trusted in Christ instead of anything you might do for a relationship with God? Can you recall
the peace that brought, or some way it immediately changed your life? Can you recall how being
“saved by faith, and not by works” has reassured you in life? Describe that.

Say what Jesus said, and make it personal, relate it to your life.

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