Simple Outline of John 3:16

John 3-16 verseHere is a simple outline of John 3:16 that the Lord gave me while I was going over my sermon for tomorrow morning.  I have never preached it, but I look forward to doing so one day as the Lord leads.  I sensed that I should post this now. I pray it will be a blessing to someone tonight.  If you would take the time to add substantiating verses, it would be a great teaching/preaching help.  Let me know what you think.

God bless.

John 3:16:

Declares God’s Love

“For God so loved the world…”

Describes Christ’s Sacrifice

“…that he gave his only begotten son…”

Defines God’s Terms

“…that whosoever believeth in him…”

Decries Man’s Sin

“…should not perish…”

Details God’s Gift

“…but have everlasting life.”

Benefits of Scripture Memory

Benefits of Memorizing Scripture
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It is an odd reality that many who believe the Bible to be the inspired and preserved Word of God, and sole authority for faith and practice, often overlook the necessity of committing Scripture to memory. Although we have almost unlimited access to the written Word in America, there are times when we need the help of Scripture and can’t put our hands on it at that moment. We should have a systematic plan to memorize it so that it is available in every situation. Furthermore, God’s Word dwelling in our heart has powerful benefits that many take for granted and of which others are ignorant. Below is a list of empowering benefits of memorizing the Bible. At the end of the list is a link to hear the audio sermon that expounds this outline.

Memorizing God’s Word:

Helps you to abide in Christ.

Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Empowers your prayer life

Joh 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Convicts us to obey and demonstrate our love for God.

Joh 15:10  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

Results in a joyful heart.

Joh 15:11  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Imparts wisdom.

Col 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Teaches us as we go through life.

Col 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Corrects us when we stray.

Col 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Inspires us to sing about God.

Col 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Generates faith during quotation.

Rom 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Makes strong.

1Jn 2:14  I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

Helps overcome the wicked one.

1Jn 2:14  I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

Nourishes growth.

1Pe 2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Benefits last forever.

1Pe 1:23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1Pe 1:24  For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
1Pe 1:25  But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Brings prosperity.

Psa 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psa 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Causes cleansing.

Psa 119:9  Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Brings peace and emotional stability.

Psa 119:165  Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Convinces us to reject sin.

Psa 119:11  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Builds us up.

Act 20:32  And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Insures God’s blessing.

Rev 1:3  Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Wow!  What christian wouldn’t want the above mentioned blessings?  You can start right now.  Just pick a verse, write it on a 3×5 card or paper, look at it throughout the day, and meditate upon it often.  If you don’t know where to start, ask God to lead you to the verse He knows that you need. 

The verses God lead me to work on today are below.  They have been an encouragement to me several times today already.

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isa 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

Memorizing God’s Word has an eternal impact with supernatural effects on your life. Pick a verse and start committing it to memory today!

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