The Gospel of the Father’s Love
In the gospel, we see the Father’s loving choice to carry His people home in the arms of His Son. In this brief clip, Derek Thomas explains how one of the Bible’s best-known verses reveals the gracious heart of our heavenly Father.
The origin of the gospel is not simply Jesus; the origin of the gospel is God the Father. Think of John 3:16: “For God (the Father) so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” The gospel is not that Jesus makes a reluctant Father gracious to us. The initiative of the gospel, the initiative to save, the initiative to bring us out of the clutches of Satan and into the arms of Jesus safe and secure forever from the consequences of our sin, that initiative lies in the heart of our heavenly Father.