Our John 3.16

1 John Bible Background

12.04.2017 – New Testament: 1Jo 3.16

To read the Bible in a year, read First John 3 on December 4, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

John 3.16 has become so popular that even people who do not read the Bible, do know or at least have an idea of what John 3.16 says,

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3.16). 

How wonderful and beyond human words is the love of God for us, that Jesus would lay His life down for us. Revel in this saying of Jesus! However, let us not think that God only does the giving and that we do all the receiving, for He now expects us to do as He did,

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren (1 John 3.16). 

Jesus laid His life down for us, now let us lay down our lives for one another!


  • Do you serve your fellow Christians now?
  • Are you willing to lay your life down for them?

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