John 3:16

Saint Chrysostom on John 3:16

BY JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

What He says, is this: Marvel not that I am to be lifted up that you may be saved, for this seems good to the Father, and He has so loved you as to give His Son for slaves, and ungrateful slaves. Yet a man would not do this even for a friend, nor readily even for a righteous man…

Saint Chrysostom on John 3:16

The Greatness of the Gospel

BY MARTIN LUTHER

This is one of the best and most glorious Gospel lessons, such as John particularly wrote. It is worthy to be written in golden letters, not upon paper, but if possible upon the heart; it ought to be made the daily lesson and meditation of Christians, who should repeat it to strengthen their faith.

The Greatness of the Gospel

Jesus Is Our Bronze Serpent

BY JAKE ALLSTAEDT

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 is a well-known verse. What isn’t so well-known is the sentence right before it: “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life

Jesus Is Our Bronze Serpent

The First Love of God

BY BRUCE HILLMAN

Henri Nouwen, the Roman Catholic priest, professor and writer summed up his summary of the Gospel as, “You are the beloved of God!” For Nouwen, who struggled his whole life with feelings of inadequacy and who often felt unsure he was really loved...

The First Love of God

The Anchor of John 3:16

BY MARTIN LUTHER

Notice that Christ represents the Father to us as none else than the all-loving and magnetic one, and he brings us through himself to the Father. Everything Christ does tends to help us to acquire a loving confidence in the Father. To simply fear the Father confers no benefit; but to bear to him a companionable love of rare quality makes us blessed.

The Anchor of John 3:16

How Sinners Get To Heaven

BY MARTIN LUTHER

Notice that Christ represents the Father to us as none else than the all-loving and magnetic one, and he brings us through himself to the Father. Everything Christ does tends to help us to acquire a loving confidence in the Father.

How Sinners Get To Heaven