It is a twenty-five word 'parade of hope.' It's small enough to fit on a post-it note, yet powerful enough to last 2,000 years. It is the entire message of God in a nutshell. It is the gospel in one verse. It is the Magna Carta, the Rosetta Stone of Christianity. It is John 3:16. … Continue reading Our Hope of Salvation – John 3:16
So much of what we call hope is temporary. It is fleeting. At most, it lasts in this life only. Paul said (1 Cor. 15:19) that if Christ brings a temporary hope only, we are the most miserable of men on the planet. I would agree. Most people don't wear parachutes because they are comfortable (in fact they are quite uncomfortable), they wear them for security. So many Christians today have ditched their parachute because it didn't bring them happiness on the flight of life. God is not near as interested in pacifying or pleasing us with 'the abundant life' as He is protecting and preparing us for 'eternal life.' Here's what to expect in the last days: Joel 3:16; Malachi 3:16; Revelation 3:16.