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Eternal Life

Eternal Life By Andrew Wommack  

One of the most familiar passages of Scripture is John 3:16. It seems like everybody knows that verse from a young age, yet I believe it has really been misunderstood and misapplied. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life...”    

Traditionally, this scripture has been used to teach that Jesus came and died for our sins so that we wouldn’t perish. As true as this is, this verse is saying that the real purpose of Jesus coming to this earth and dying for us was so that we could have everlasting life. It just so happened that our sins were a barrier that stood between us and this everlasting life.

It is true that Jesus did die for our sins, and it is true that if we believe on Jesus, we will not perish, but there is much more to the Gospel than that. The real message of the Gospel is that God wants to give you everlasting life. Now let me explain that.  To read the full lesson text click here.

To complete this course, watch the video below and then work through the question and answer section.

 Questions

​1.  Read John 3:16. What was the purpose of God sending Jesus into the world?

2.  The biblical usage of the word “know” means to have an intimate, personal relationship with a person (Gen. 4:1). Read John 17:3. What is eternal/everlasting life, according to this verse?  

 3.  Read 1 John 5:11-12. According to these verses, when does eternal/everlasting life begin?

4.  Read John 10:10. What kind of life did Jesus come to give us?  

5.  Explain in your own words the qualities or attributes of an abundant life.  

6.  Do you believe that God sent His Son Jesus into the world to die for the sins of the world, thereby giving us who believe eternal/everlasting life? 

7.  Is it clear to you that eternal/everlasting life is not only a length of time (eternity) but a quality and quantity of life?  

 Answers

​1.  To save the world, giving all who believe on Jesus everlasting life by removing sin’s penalty.

2.  Eternal life is knowing God and Jesus Christ (not physically but intimately).

3.  When we receive the Son (Jesus Christ) into our lives.

4.  Abundant life! 

5.  Abundant life would be the opposite of what Jesus said the thief came to do.

6.  Yes.

7.  Yes.

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