One of the most popular verses in Scripture is John 3:16. See the different Bible versions of this verse side by side by clicking HERE. The NIV is perhaps the most popular translation:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
This simple message has been written everywhere and worn on everything imaginable. Tim Tebow recently made it famous wearing it under his eyes during NFL games and while he was playing college football. This verse is so widely used and preached because of its direct message to those who read it. People identify with the commitment it took God to give his only Son as a sacrifice. But this verse also points out why He did it–for everyone to have life eternally.
So, why is this important to you as a single adult? It is first important to you as a human making a decision to follow God or perish. For you as a single adult, this message is one that is easily shared with others in social situations. While talking about faith does not come up often in social situations, when public figures like Tim Tebow use it like he did, you get a chance to chime in on a conversation and speak truth to your peer group.
After one of Tebow’s big wins, John 3:16 was trending on Twitter and the most searched phrase on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. We assume people know John 3:16 in a “Christian Nation,” but that could not be further from the truth. You need to be bold in sharing your faith and knowing Scripture so you can give others answers they are searching for and not leave them to search online for them. Speak up when people around you attack public figures like Tebow, not for him, but for Christianity and the Gospel.