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One of the “Greatest” Bible Verses

I don’t know the author, but there’s a breakdown of John 3:16 that shows how it is one of the “greatest” verses in God’s Word.

It’s called: The Superlative

FOR GOD – The Greatest Love

SO LOVED – The Greatest Degree

THE WORLD – The Greatest Company

THAT HE GAVE – The Greatest Act

HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON – The Greatest Gift

THAT WHOSOEVER – The Greatest Opportunity

BELIEVETH – The Greatest Simplicity

IN HIM – The Greatest Attraction

SHOULD NOT PERISH – The Greatest Promise

BUT – The Greatest Difference

HAVE – The Greatest Certainty

EVERLASTING – The Greatest Duration

LIFE – The Greatest Possession

Now how great is that?

The Greatest Peace Sign the World Has Ever Seen

For it pleased the Father that in [Jesus] all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard…” (Colossians 1:19-23)

How Do You Rate the Cross of Christ?

I have a trivia question for you – What is the highest grossing rated “R” movie in American history? Don’t Google it! See if you can think of it first. Is it a war movie? Is it a movie full of violence? Is it a movie about murder? Well the answer to the last three questions in order is: yes, yes and yes because the highest grossing rated “R” movie in American history is The Passion of the Christ! 

I heard that exact question asked on the game show “Jeopardy” as the “Final Jeopardy” question one time and I can’t remember why I knew the right answer but I did. Anyways, as far as the competitors went that day they all guessed historical war movies as their answers. I don’t know how surprised they were at the correct answer, but bet a religious themed film was the last thing on their mind.

For those of you that have seen the movie (it’s been a while for me as it probably has for you), you can understand why the movie itself received the rating it did – it was graphic! It graphically showed the consequences of sin in a way a lot of people had never even imagined. (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 26:26)

As you know, when it comes to a movie released in America, the symbol “R” stands for “restricted audience.” And you know I guess when you think about it I suppose the cross of Christ has always been rated “R” not only in America but also around the world. Let me quickly show you what I mean. (more…)