For God so loved the world that he gave …?

I used to be passionate about just sharing a gospel message but now I have become more passionate about sharing Jesus.

When God wanted to demonstrate his love for the world, he sent his son, not a message. A letter, text or email would have been easier but for God words were not enough.

In John 1, Jesus is called ‘the word’. Do you see, God’s primary message, his key communication is his son not a set of words or instructions. What we see in Jesus, how he lived, treated people and what he taught and did shows us who God is and what he is like.

I want to share that Jesus calmed a storm and that he can still say ‘peace be still’ to volatile situations and stressed out people today.

I want to share that Jesus cares for the lowest of the low and that he values people who are seen as worthless by others.

I want to share that Jesus was known as the friend of sinners and that no one is excluded from his love.

I want to share that Jesus, the creator of the universe is with us always and that we never have to be alone.

I want to share the Jesus is the light of the world and that we never have to feel trapped in darkness and despair.

I want to share that although Jesus is like a lion that he chose to become a sacrificial lamb.

I want to share that we are loved with an everlasting love.

I want to share that Jesus overcame death and this demonstrates that he has the power to overcome anything.

I used to mainly want to tell everyone that we are all separated by God because of sin but the good news is that Jesus gave his life to open the way for us to know God. I still want to pass on this good news but my passion now is primarily to share Jesus in all of his fullness.

After all ‘For God so loved the world that he gave us a gospel message his only son’ (John 3.16)

Jesus is God’s gift to the world and it cost him so much to come here so let’s share about him with others.

Jesus is the greatest gift anyone could ever receive so let’s tell people about him.

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
This entry was posted in Being honest about our faith, discipleship, Faith, Jesus and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.