The Personal Message of John 3:16

John 3:1-17

You have heard many times, I’m sure, that if you would have been the only person, Jesus would have come and died just for you. Some have said that you can put your name in this verse so that it reads, “For God so loved Steve that He gave His only begotten Son, that if Steve believes in Him, Steve would not perish, but have everlasting life.” Indeed, the message of Christmas, the message of John 3:16, the message of salvation is a very personal message.

First of all, the personal message is a message of love. The love described in this verse is not just a word, but it is a tangible love. Jesus showed us His love in that He came. If His coming was not enough, He came, knowing that He was going to die.

This love is an amazing love. God made Himself into the form of a human and came to live on this earth.

Just remember this one truth this Christmas. This great message that is indeed a personal message to you demands to be shared with others. Take some time between now and Christmas to share the good news with one person. This will be the most significant thing that you do this Christmas season.

If you are in Lafayette, join us this Sunday for Christmas worship at either 9:45 a.m. or 11:11 a.m. and then again on Monday for a Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 5:00 p.m.