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John 3:16 Good News... made simple!

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John
3:16
Good News... made simple!
When you know
WHY
we need to share our faith
you'll find a
WAY
to make it happen.
Motivation
"Diary of
Sin
" story
1 key story...
5 key words...

the Call
God's Provision
LIFE
WORLD
GOD
SON
BELIEVE
RESPONSE
1. What does God want us to have and experience?
2. What keeps us from experiencing this?
3. How does God feel about this?
4. How does God solve our (sin) problem?
5. How do we begin to experience real "life"?
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal
LIFE
.
For
GOD
so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
For God so loved the
WORLD
that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only
SON
that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever
BELIEVES
in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will
not perish
but
have

eternal

LIFE
.
What does God want us to have and experience?
For God so
loved
the
WORLD
that he gave his one and only Son, that
whoever
believes in him will not
perish
but have eternal
life
.
... sin separates
For
all have sinned
and fall short of the glory of God Romans 3:23
For the
wages of sin is death
, but the
(
gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
)
. Romans 6:23
For
GOD

so

loved
the world that he
gave
his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will not
perish
but have eternal life.
LOVING
... no desire to punish us
HOLY/JUST
... must punish sin
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that
he loved us
and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
1 John 4:10

Yet
he does not leave the guilty unpunished
Exodus 34:7b

God is the perfect Judge who will judge perfectly
For God so loved the world that he gave his
one and only

SON
, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
How did God solve our (sin) problem?
... God "in the flesh"
SUBSTITUTE
... died & rose to pay
the penalty of our sin
In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God
. John 1:1

The
Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us
. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

For in
Christ
lives all the fullness of
God in a human body
. Col. 2:9 (NLT)
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and
the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all
. Isaiah 53:6
How does
God feel
about this?
What keeps us from experiencing this?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever
BELIEVES

in him
will
not perish
but
have

eternal life
.
How do we begin to experience this "life"?
TRUST
FAITH
... not by our "works"
For it is by grace you have been saved, through
faith
—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
not by works
, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8,9
Believe
(trust) in the Lord Jesus, and you
will
be saved... Acts 16:31
Let's review...
What does God want us to experience?
LIFE
... to the full both now and forever (eternally). He wants us to experience His love and discover real purpose in our lives.
What keeps us from experiencing this?
SIN
... breaks our relationship with Him now and will result in a permanent separation from God forever.
How does God feel about this?
GOD
... loves you but must punish your sin. Because of His love, He did something about our sin problem.
How did God solve our problem?
SON
... through Jesus who died and rose again to pay the penalty of our sin.
How do we begin to experience 'real' life?
BELIEVE
...

trust in Jesus alone. It's
not what we do
but
what Christ has done.

"have"

forever

(heaven)
"not perish"
(hell)
"have"

now
love
acceptance
forgiveness
purpose
"whoever"
"loved"
"life"
or
"perish"
problem =
sin
"love"(d)"
"so" loved
"gave"
"perish"
(Judge)
"one and only"
"Diary of Sin" story
"have"
"eternal life"

not just knowing
about
Christ
(sin)
"in him" - "Son"
RESPONSE
A
dmit
B
elieve
C
ommit
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who
believed
in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
John 1:12

And he died for all, that those who live should
no longer live for themselves but for him

who died for them and was raised again. 2 Cor. 5:15
...sinned & need forgiveness

...Jesus died for you

...to follow Jesus, your Savior, as Lord
our sin
separates us from God
"God Stories"

relationships
need
peace
decision
"Value Questions"
how... rate your life
what if... knew more about God... His plan for your life
"have you heard the
verse... John 3:16?
"has anyone ever shared
with you the main message
of the Bible? it's in Jn. 3:16
how God has made a difference in YOUR life
"are you 100% sure you'll go to heaven?"

"what would you say if God asked you
WHY he should let you into heaven?"
“Come,

follow me
,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
Matt. 4:19
Mark 1:17
Therefore go and
make disciples
of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matt. 28:19-20
Our Privilege
All this is from
God,

who reconciled us to himself through Christ

[God's part]
and
gave us the ministry of reconciliation

[our part]
: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore
Christ's ambassadors
...


2 Cor. 5:18-19
But you will
receive power when the Holy Spirit
comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8
the Curse
19 “There was a
rich man
who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named
Lazarus
, covered with sores
21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 “The time came when the
beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side
. The
rich man also died
and was buried.
23
In hell
, where
he was in torment
, he looked up and
saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side
.
24 So he
cried out
to him, ‘Father Abraham,
have pity
on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and
cool my
tongue,
because I am
in
agony
in this fire.’
25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but
now he is comforted
here and
you are in agony
.
26 And besides all this, between us and you a great
chasm has been fixed
, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot,
nor can anyone cross over
from there to us.’
27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father,
send Lazarus

to my
father’s house,
28 for I have
five brothers.
Let him
warn them,
so that they will not also come to this place of torment
.’ Luke 16:19-28
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son
will not see life
, for
God’s wrath remains on him
.” John 3:36
Fears
"likely the greatest WEAPON the devil uses to derail a passion for evangelism is a climate of RIDICULE"
spiritual battle...
INSULTS... are the enemies tactic to silence Christians

[his victory is the souls of men... the very people he uses to insult us!! ]

don't get angry at them... PRAY for them
Col. 4:2-6

"Devoted to prayer" - in position to be used

"be watchful" - seeking the leadership of the Holy Spirit

"be thankful" - keeps us encouraged

"proclaim the message" - put it into words

"speak it clearly" - and trust the Holy Spirit with results
Discipling for personal evangelism...
the Promise

Come
,

follow me
,” Jesus said, “and
I WILL MAKE YOU

fishers of men
.” Matt. 4:19
What keeps us from sharing our faith?
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you
all things and
will remind you
of everything I have said to you. John 14:26
When he [Holy Spirit] comes,
he will convict
the world of guilt in regard to
sin
and
righteousness
and
judgment:

John 16:8
God's Good News ...now!
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look!
God’s dwelling place is now among the people
, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Rev. 21:3-4
Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door,
I will come in
, and
we will share
a meal together
as friends
. [NLT] Rev. 3:20
God
us
we "ignore" God
Jesus
"do you sense Jesus speaking to your heart right now...?
(prayer)
Jesus' promise:
come + FOLLOW ME = fishers of men
Why should we share our faith?
I came that they might have life and life to the full. John 10:10
God's Good News ...forever!
Salvation
is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
Are you
sure

you will go to heaven someday?

I write these things... so that you may
know
you
have
eternal life. I John 5:13
Explaining the Gospel
life
God
Son
believes
world
5 key questions...
Starting a Spiritual Conversation
"eternal"
LIFE
WORLD
GOD
SON
BELIEVES
"not perish"
"not"
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