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God’s Passion For Us

April 30, 2020

Paul writing to the church in Corinth says - “by the good news you are saved.” 

It seems strange to think of the “passion” of Jesus, the events that unfold in the last hours of his life here on earth (his trial, crucifixion, death and resurrection) as “good news”. But it’s the heart of Easter and of our Christian faith. It’s encapsulated in perhaps the most famous verse in the New Testament - “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (King James Version). 

These few words remind us that we can – 

1) Acknowledge God’s great passion for us 

For God so loved the world 

2) Appreciate God’s gift 

that he gave his only begotten son 

3) Accept God’s proposal 

that whosoever believes in him 

4) Anticipate God’s promise 

should not perish but have everlasting life