The Gospel of John: Wait, God loves the world?

John 3v16-21

Matt Deisen | February 6, 2022 | Duration: 38 minutes

As Jesus wraps up his conversation with Nicodemus, John the author bursts out from behind the narrative, eager to interpret these events. And he starts with the words “For God so loved the world.” To us, this verse is familiar enough to become cliche, but for the original audience it was provocative, if not shocking, and in some sense, it still provocative for us today.