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.”

Poem – That First Sunday

I found a poem I wrote as a 19 year old as I was rearranging some files.  It is not world class, by any means, but shows the grateful heart of a young christian.

 

That First Sunday

Many years ago, when I was but four,
At our house in Midland came a knock on the door.

My Mom opened the door and he said, “Hello!
We’ve a bus from the Church, May your children go?”

My mom, a good mother, was worried a bit,
But he won her over with his charm and his wit.

Mom said, “Yes. They may go, if you watch them with care.”
“Don’t worry,” he said. “They will go as a pair.”

That first Sunday we went, my sister and I.
We stepped on the bus with a gleam in our eye.

We sang songs about Jesus. Oh, we had fun!
We learned from the Bible what Jesus had done.

How He came down to earth and died on the Cross
To pay for the sin of all of the lost.

And if they’ll only but ask Him, they He will receive.
He’ll take them to Heaven if they’ll only believe.

Many things have changed since that first day.
I’ve finally grown up. I’ve matured many ways.

Now on my way to Heaven, thank God I’ve been saved.
Now I’m a preacher. Now I’m God’s love-slave.

I’m glad to heading down God’s bright way,
But it all started on that first Sunday.

 

By Paul Chapman in 1996