John 3:16 is called the Gospel in miniature by Martin Luther. It is also the verse on the sign held by Rollen Stewart who wore an afro rainbow wig and seemingly attended every football game and baseball game in the 1970’s and 80’s. The question for you this day is: What verse will you write on your sign? What words bring you hope and comfort?
Gospel: John 3:1-17
11“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. 12If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
17“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”