There’s a thing going around on Facebook at the moment where Christians are sharing their favourite Bible verse or verses and then nominating others to share theirs. I was nominated today.
My friend who nominated me wrote about it as spreading God’s word. And it got me thinking. I wonder who started this Bible verse chain. What was their purpose? There are a number of purposes they could have. Encouraging Christians. Sharing the Christian hope with non-Christians. The Bible has verses for both of these things. But what you share will be different based on what you want to achieve.
I don’t have a particular favourite Bible verse so I’ve decided that this frees me to choose any.
The verses I chose are 1 John 4:9-10
9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
I want to share the Christian hope. These verses tell us that God loves us so much that his son Jesus died in our place, as a sacrifice to pay for our sins, which separate us from God. If you have questions about this, if it doesn’t make sense to you, I’d love to discuss it with you. Give me a call.