John 1:33 - But the God who sent me to baptize with water told me, "You will see the Spirit come down and rest on a man; He is the ONE who will baptize with the Holy Spirit."
John 3:3 - (Jesus speaking) “I tell you the truth, unless one is born again, he cannot be in God's Kingdom."
John 3:16 - God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him may not be lost, but have eternal life.
John 5:24 - (Jesus speaking) “I tell you the truth, whoever hears what I say and believes in the ONE who sent Me has eternal life.”
John 6:38-40 - (Jesus speaking) "I came down from heaven to do what God wants me to do, not what I want to do. Here is what the ONE who sent Me wants Me to do: I must not lose even one whom God gave me, but I must raise them on the last day. Those who see the Son and believe in Him have eternal life, and I will raise them on the last day. This is what My Father wants."
We have been given the most amazing gift. The gift of eternal life, forgiveness, and new life! When was the last time you shared this gift with someone? When we have good news, we don't keep it to ourselves, we share it, text it, tweet it, blog it! We want people to know. We have the best news ever, and this news has the power to give people freedom from their sin, worth, and hope. Why don't we share it every chance we get? I want to be more like John the Baptist. I want to make the most of every opportunity given to me to share Jesus with people, to point people to Jesus. I want to stop focusing on myself, my problems, and my agenda and be more intentional about the opportunities God gives me to share Him with others. The silly things that take up my time are not life changing or eternal.
I love the part of John 6:39, where Jesus says, “I MUST NOT LOSE EVEN ONE whom God gave.” WOW, what if we lived like that? I must not lose even one that God has given me! I get so excited to think about this because if we lived like this, there would not be a single person in Danville who did not know that; God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him may not be lost, but have eternal life - John 3:16.
In preparing for Easter weekend, lets decide to make the most of every opportunity to tell people about Jesus, and how they can have eternal life!