The nation of Israel had rejected Jesus, just as many people do today. The Lord is crystal clear in this passage, that anyone who rejects Jesus is vulnerable to a much worse spiritual condition.
It helps us in our spiritual walk when we understand who GOD truly is and how AWESOME He is in comparison to us as people. We must continually remember: He is BIG; we are small.
Jesus is not an unemotional, unfeeling stoic. This passage reveals a heart of deep compassion that our Lord has for people!
In this message, Pastor Jim explains who is offered the gift of salvation as stated in John 3:16 - "Whoever!"
From the Christmas Eve service on December 24th, 2011.