Touchdown (The Shorter Version)

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

John 3:16 is a verse of Scripture that we often see behind the goalpost at football games and other sporting events. I wanted to title this Bible byte “Touchdown” because John 3:16 is quite possibly the greatest event that has ever happened to (or for) the world.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world {i.e., the people in the world}, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Our goal is heaven and our final destiny is to be with God, enjoying our everlasting life! God has given eternal life to humanity who believe in the completed work of His son, Jesus Christ who died for our sins and made eternity a reality for us.

John 3:17 – For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him {through the accomplishments and completed work of Jesus Christ} might be saved.

God, in love, gave His son because His son, by his own free will, was not only willing to give his life for you and for me, but he indeed did give his life for you and for me. It was Jesus himself who spoke the verses above because he knew that it would take the love of God in himself to accomplish the task before him.

I John 4:10-12:
-10:  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation {the full payment} for our sins.
-11:  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
-12:  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Jesus willingly gave himself for our sins. We currently also have the same love of God that Jesus Christ originally had when he gave himself for us. With this love applied in our lives, given to us by God (Romans 5:5), we can be assured of knowing and realizing that God Himself dwells in us. As we walk in the abundance of God’s love, we will literally show others the same love with which “God so loved the world.”

The Mother – Not Earth!

“The umbilical cord that passes through all humans is the tie that binds all human beings back to Eve, back to the Mother of All the Living, to the creation of mankind in Genesis and there the cord begins and links us to the Adamic race of man. This unbroken cord leads the believer to becoming men and women of God who have a promised, everlasting life above (John 8:23-24), in and with Christ (Colossians 1:13, 3:1). Jesus said, Have ye not read, that he {God} which made them at the beginning {Genesis, chapters 1 and 2} made them male and female {note, mankind was not a single-celled microorganism at the beginning, but from the beginning man was made male and female; and all things continue as they were from the beginning– II Peter 3:4}. For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder– Matthew 19:4-6. And yet man has been trying to separate the two human beings, saying in essence that we came from worms and evolved into mankind or from a prehistoric one-celled organism to the two current sexes and/or from apes to modern man. The principles of evolution imagines mankind can put asunder what God hath done, the world by wisdom knew not God– I Corinthians 1:21, and yet man through his own wisdom thinks he knows better than both God and Jesus because man’s own wisdom cannot grasp the realities of our God or His Word without genuine faith.” ~LMJ~

Separating Our Perishables from Our Nonperishables

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also– Matthew 6:19–21. As you study your Bible, you will continue learning details of both your Savior and your nonperishable gift of everlasting life.” ~LMJ~

Win the Lotto of a Lifetime Along With A PRIZE and A GIFT! (Or Shiny Things Await)

“Jesus Christ is God’s ultimate gift to the world; everlasting life is your ultimate prize for believing in God’s only begotten Son (John 3:16)!” ~LMJ~