John 3 : 16 Presentation (Adapted from取材自“ Knocking on Doors, Opening Hearts” by Dr Ralph W Neighbour, Jr.) 090715
GOD STEP 1 Everything begins with GOD. God created the heavens and the earth. He is a powerful, personal and loving God.
GOD/MAN LIFE STEP 2 God created MAN ( you and I ) He created man to have a permanent relationship with Him and to live with Him forever - to have eternal LIFE.
GOD/MAN LIFE MAN STEP 3 God also created Man to have a free will to choose. However, Man chose to disobey Him.
GOD/MAN LIFE MAN SIN STEP 4 This resulted in SIN. Sin is not just doing wrong things. Sin is a nature within us to do our own thing and not to do what God wants us to do.
GOD/MAN LIFE MAN SIN DEATH STEP 5 Because of SIN, MAN is physically and spiritually separated from God. The opposite of life is DEATH.
GOD/MAN LIFE SIN CHURCH OTHERS STEP 6 Yet, man has an inward desire to go back to God. Man tried his own ways to reach God - go to CHURCH; do GOOD WORKS; try OTHER ways etc. But we cannot reach God through our own efforts. GOOD WORKS MAN DEATH
GOD /MAN LIFE SIN CHURCH GOOD WORKS STEP7 Because God loves us so much, He provided the only solution for man’s sin. He sent His only son, Jesus, to earth to reach down to us. OTHERS MAN DEATH
GOD/MAN LIFE JESUS SIN CHURCH Good Works OTHERS STEP 8 Jesus did us the greatest favour ! He died on the cross for our sins. After 3 days, He was raised from the dead showing us that He has power to overcome sin and death. MAN DEATH
GOD/MAN LIFE JESUS SIN JOHN3:16 CHURCH Good Works OTHERS MY NAME YOUR NAME STEP 9 We can summarise this using the bible verse: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Let me write my own name instead of MAN. Let’s also write down your name below mine. MAN DEATH
GOD/MAN LIFE JESUS SIN JOHN3:16 CHURCH Good Works OTHERS MY NAME YOUR NAME STEP 10 Jesus is the one who did us the greatest favour. He took away our sins when He died on the cross for us. You are at the ‘fork in the road’ that leads away from DEATH to LIFE. As you choose to follow Christ, you return to God today. If you want to receive this favour, you can respond to Him with this prayer. MAN DEATH
GOD/MAN LIFE SIN JOHN3:16 OTHERS MAN DEATH JESUS STEP 11 “Prayer to Invite Jesus Into My Life” : Lord Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner. Thank You for taking my place on the Cross and dying for my sins. I need You as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and give me eternal life. From now on, I will put my faith in You only. Lord Jesus, please come into my life and be the Lord of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. CHURCH GOOD WORKS MY NAME YOUR NAME
GOD/MAN LIFE SIN JOHN3:16 OTHERS MAN DEATH JESUS STEP 12 “Seeker’s Prayer” Dear Jesus, I do not know You but my friend tells me that You are real. I would like to know You more and I pray that You will reveal Yourself to me in the way You have shown Yourself to other Christians. Please help me to know Your love. Thank you for hearing me and I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen. CHURCH GOOD WORKS MY NAME YOUR NAME