January 30, 2021
Daily Reading: John 3
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.For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17, NIV)
As a student attending youth ministries, I often hear Pastor Steve say, “Everyone, invite your friends!” To be honest, I never really understood why. Does he want more people to beat in dodgeball? More people to hear the worship team play? But it wasn’t until I was able to read and truly study these two verses that I understood why. “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.” That’s when I realized how important it was to invite my friends. I wasn’t just randomly placed in my friends’ lives. God sent me to them in order to SHARE God’s love with them. God said that WHOEVER believes in His Son shall not perish but have eternal life. Not just me, but anyone, ANYONE that believes in Him. That’s pretty powerful to me.
It’s never easy to share the gospel with your friends, but when you do, you don’t just share the word of God; you share His LOVE, too!