Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day 3, January 3 - John 3

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I guess the most obvious question that this chapter answers is "What does this passage tell us about salvation?"  (Feel free to share anything)

God loves us enough to send His son to die for us. (16)
Who ever believes in the Son has eternal life (36)

Of course John reminds us of the flip side of what happens if we don't believe.

Blessings all!


  1. John 3
    20 People who do what is wrong hate the light and don’t come to the light. They don’t want their actions to be exposed.

    Lamentations 2
    13 What can I say for you, to what compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you, O virgin daughter of Zion? For your ruin is vast as the sea; who can heal you?
    14 Your prophets have seen for you false and foolish visions; and they have not exposed your iniquity so as to restore you from captivity, but they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.

    My paraphrase ~ It is necessary for your iniquity to be exposed so as to release you from captivity.

    1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    I am so thankful the Lord redeems us from darkness if we will but ask Him.

    Psalm 41
    4 As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."

    Sorrow for my sins. Sin separates me from You. Lord, I ask you to forgive my sins, to bring me on to Yourself, and to free me from inclinations to sin. I receive You as my Lord and my God. I acknowledge You as my Savior. Amen.

    So exciting that God sent Jesus to be the Redeemer of the world. To bring us back into right relationship with Him. All mankind was severed when Eve and Adam, who were aware of the knowledge of good, chose to become aware of the knowledge of evil.

    John 3
    36a Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life.

  2. This passage always remind me that being religious doesn't bring us to a saving relationship with God. Accepting Jesus as the sacrifice required for our sins to be forgiven, brings us into that saving relationship with God. I love the story of Nicodemus. It is just such a compelling picture of our need for a relationship with God through Christ.