In our study of He is Greater: The Claims of Christ, we’ve learned how Jesus is greater than anyone or anything else. We have seen how Jesus is the I AM, who alone provides satisfaction, salvation, and sanctification. The “I AM” statements in the Gospel of John show us who Jesus is and what He does for those who believe in Him, and in this Gospel is also the most famous verse in all of Scripture, John 3:16. Even though you probably have it memorized, try reading it in light of the theme “Greater.” You’ll see that…
“God” – The greatest Lover
“So loved” – The greatest degree
“The world” – The greatest number
“That He gave” – The greatest act
“His only Son” – The greatest gift
“That whoever” – The greatest invitation
“Believes” – The greatest simplicity
“In Him” – The greatest Person
“Should not perish” – The greatest deliverance
“But” – The greatest difference
“Have” – The greatest certainty
“Eternal life” – The greatest possession
We see the greatness of God in one of the greatest passages of the Bible. And our response should be like those of Scripture:
“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3).
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! … For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:33, 36).