(John 3:16 TPT) For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life. (Ref. verse: Romans 5:8)
God’s Gift to Us
Jesus (His Son)
(Romans 3:10-12, 23) As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. ”for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(Acts 4:12) Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
(Romans 8:15 NLT) So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
(Galatians 4:5-7) to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
Your Gift to God
(Romans 12:1 TPT) Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship. Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.
(Psalm 116:12) What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?
(John 14:15, 21, 23, 24a) “If you love me, keep my commands. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. (Ref. verse: I Samuel 15:22)
(Mark 12:30) Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
- Surrender your yes.
- Discover your design.
- Live on purpose. (serving is worship, it’s obedience)