Just The Greatest - John 3:16

Junior Level


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. (John 3:16)

There is not a greater verse in scripture. It sums it all and condenses it into a verse that is easily understood, eternal and all inclusive in its scope.


Handout: Just the Greatest

  1. Ask the students - What is love?
  2. Ask the students - How can you see that you are loved?
  3. Show an illustration of the world. Ask:  Would it be possible to love the world?
  4. Ask: Would the world be loved, or the people in it?
  5. Could one person love everyone in the world?
  6. What does the Bible say about God's love?
  7. How can we know that God loves the world?
  8. Describe Jesus as the ultimate gift from God to all of us.
  9. Prayer


Bring an illustration or a ball to class to
represent the world.


God is love.


Luke 23:42 
And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when 
thou comest into thy kingdom.