God's Utmost Gift

God loved the world to such an extent that He gave His one-of-a-kind Son
in order that everyone characterized as a believer in His Son should not perish;

quite the contrary, should have eternal life.

Does not the giving of One's dearly loved Son in order to rescue a completely corrupt people from the eternal punishment they deserve for having violated divine moral law testify to a Giver forbearing, merciful, beneficent, and selfless in nature?

Don't oblige this God of love to destroy you.

Scripture readings and references: Gen 1:31; Deut 27:26, 32:4; Ps 3:4, 5:4, 11:5, 14:2–3, 53:2–3, 119:68; Prov 6:16–19, 8:13; Eccl 7:29, 11:9; Dan 12:2; Hos 14:9; Zech 8:17; Matt 5:45, 15:19–20, 18:8; Mark 7:20–23; Luke 6:27, 35; John 3:13–21, 5:24, 7:16, 8:28, 10:28, 14:10, 24, 17:8, 14; Rom 2:7–8, 5:6, 8–10, 6:23; Gal 3:10, 6:8; 2 Thess 1:9; 2 Tim 2:19; 1 John 2:2, 4:9–10; Rev 21:8.

Sermon length is 42:28.


1. An interpretative translation of the Greek of John 3:16 by this writer.

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Sermon preached December 27, 2009, by Thomas J. Dexter. Copyright © 2009-2017 by Thomas J. Dexter. All rights reserved. This labor may be downloaded and reproduced for distribution but not sold. Future sermons on this topic by the author are subject to change as he grows in his understanding of the word of God.

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