THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 96th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: GOD’S SAVING LOVE IN CHRIST
Adult/Young Adult Topic: WHAT IS THIS LOVE?
Printed Text: John 3:1-16 (NIV)
Key Verse: John 3:16 (NIV)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 96th Edition, 2016-2017
UNIFYING LESSON 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 His only Son so that all who believe in Him will have eternal life.
Bible scholars have referred to John 3:16 as the “Gospel in a nutshell.” God sent His only Son to die as a once-and-for-all sacrifice for our sins. That is love! He allowed His Son to die to become the first fruit of those who have conquered death. For everyone who believes in Jesus, we will not “perish,” or endure eternal damnation in hell. Instead, we will live with the Holy Trinity in heaven throughout eternity.
Loving God, we can never thank you enough for allowing your Son to die for our sins. Although we are not worthy, you continually shine your love on us. Thank you again. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.