Lesson 6: April 9, 2017

God’s Saving Love in Christ: John 3:1-21


Teaching Strategy: Discuss: What difference does/should God’s Saving Love in Christ make in our lives and in our world? In what ways might we be called to sacrifice for the sake of others? To what extent are we willing to sacrifice ourselves for others?

 

Some say that the familiar words of John 3:16 capture the essence of the gospel message for Christians. God loved the world so much that God sent Jesus the Christ – God’s only son – to save the world rather than to condemn it. God sacrificed his Son so that all who believe in him might be saved and have eternal life through him. During Holy Week, we are reminded once again of the enormity of the sacrifice that has been made for us and challenged to consider what sacrifice might mean in our lives today. What might it mean in our families? Our churches? Our nations? Our world?


Spring 2016-17 Theme: Love

Unifying Principle: A commitment to serve others may require more than what was anticipated. To what extent are we willing to sacrifice for the sake of others? God proved his love for the world through the ultimate sacrifice of God’s only Son so that all who believe in him will have eternal life.

Posted on: April 3, 2017, by : Sharon Harris-Ewing