Summary: A sermon describing how that God has no Plans, no Purpose for you and I which is not centered in the person of his son the Lord Jesus Christ
It has been said that this is one of the greatest verses in all the Bible. It contains so much that it is vertually inexhaustable, for example we can see in this passage the Revelation or the unveiling of the Heart of God, it says "For God so LOVED the world.." I thank God that he is a God of Love, and I wish that I could truely describe the Love of God, but my finite mind could not even begin to describe to you the Love that God has for you, But I discovered something the other day as I was studying a little on the Love of God. Turn if you will to the book of 1 John 3:1 " Behold, what manner of Love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.." You see he has given to you and I this same kind of Love, Agape Love, a love with no strings attached, notice the word Manner I discovered the same word being used over in the book of Mark 4:35-41, you remember when Jesus got into the boat and told his disciples Let us Pass over to the other side, and when they set sail a storm arose it was so fierce that the ship began to take in water, and his disciples began to panic, and then they realized that the Master was in the hinder part of the ship asleep, and they went to awake him and asked him, carest thou not that we perish? The Bible says that he arose and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace Be Still, and at that moment the storm ceased and their was a great calm. Do you remember their response, the Bible says they feared exceedingly and said one to another what MANNER of man is this. You see at that time they realized that they were not dealing with no ordinary man, they realized that this man Jesus was an out of this world kind of man, and that describes Gods love for you and I, you see it is an out of this world kind of Love, God Love is an extraordinary kind of Love, aren’t you glad though that he even loves you and I even when were unloveable, thats describes God’s Love.
But not only does this verse show us the Revelation or the unveiling of God’s Heart which is Love, but it also gives us the Revelation or un veiling of God’s Will, notice it says " that whosoever believeth in him should NOT PERISH.." You see God doesn’t want a single person to die and spent eternity in a devil’s hell, he doesn’t want a single person to Perish, in fact in 2 Peter 3:9 it says " The Lord is not slack concerning his promise as some men count slackness, but is Longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." You know why he is longsuffering to usward because of his Love.
But I noticed something about this verse that I never noticed before, their are 25 words in this verse, it starts with God and ends with Life, but right in the middle of it all is the word Son I found that the truth of this verse is centered around the Son. The words or thought radiate majestically around the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe this Illustrates the position God has given to his Son, He is the Center of it all... YOU SEE GOD HAS NO PLANS, NO PURPOSE FOR YOU AND I WHICH DO NOT CENTER IN THE PERSON OF HIS SON, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, EVERYTHING HINDGES ON THE SON OF GOD.... Let me show you what I mean
#1 OUR SALVATION- Notice it says that whosoever believeth in him, who is the him, it is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ
Acts 4:12 " Neither is their salvation in any other, for their is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we MUST BE SAVED
Acts 10:43 " To HIM give all the prophets witness, that through HIS name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins." You see their has never been but one plan of salvation preached by every prophet of the O.T. or N.T... You see salvation was not by keeping of the cermonial law, not by sacrificeing, but by putting your faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. The same today it is not by putting on a new leaf on life, it is not by church membership, it is not by baptism, it is not by performing some church ritual, no it is by putting your faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus himself said in