For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
From last time, we might be left thinking:
What’s all this got to do with me? Why should I be interested in what Jesus has to say?
How did Jesus say that he was going to give life to those who believe in him?
Food for thought:
How do we feel about the news that Jesus came to save people for eternal life?