John 3:16

The Greatest Gift of All

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. John 3:16

At the manger in Bethlehem there are no restrictions or distinctions. “God so loved the world”—the entire human race from pole to pole—from the first moment of its existence until the last moment when this world crumbles into everlasting decay! Before the cradled Christ child there are no Nordics or Slavs or Semites.

Eternal Life – by Grace

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.'" Matthew 25:34

Our Lord’s self-identification with the needy as “the least of these brothers of Mine” (Matthew 25:40), is readily understood and deeply appreciated. Jesus calls for good works in a most appealing way. Some have sought to find support here for their belief that acceptance with God rests not only on faith but also on good works.