Today’s reading: Exod 14:1–15:27, John 3:1–21, Song 2:4–7
Today’s theme: The Gospel summarised
Today’s reading includes one of the most famous verses in the Bible, John 3:16. The passage this verse belongs to is one of the best summaries of the gospel found in the New Testament.
And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. Exodus 14:13 (ESV)
We know that God fights our battles. All we need to do is stand firm on our faith like we are encouraged to in Ephesians 6.
There is no one like the Lord
“Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11 (ESV)
Hallelujah, there is no one like the Lord!
The Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8 (ESV)
We cannot control or manipulate the saving work of the Holy Spirit which brings regeneration in the heart causing us to be born again.
Jesus, lifted up on the cross
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. John 3:14–15 (ESV)
This is talking about being lifted up on the cross, not lifted up in praise.
The Gospel, summarised
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (ESV)
This verse down to verse 21 is a great summary of the gospel message.
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014