The Good News!

Most people have never heard the gospel.

A lot of people think that Christians are a people who, out of fear and doubt and in a slavish manner, serve an angry and exacting God. This is not true!

God is good! The Bible tells us that God loved the world so much that he sent his Son Jesus Christ to give us eternal life. In Jesus, we are forgiven and freed.

We have all done many wrong things; which were against God’s perfect rule for how we should live. God’s perfect rule is that we should love him with our whole heart, soul and mind and love our neighbor as our self. By breaking this rule we became separated from God who is perfect and awesome and cannot keep company with sin.

But God’s love is boundless. The Bible tells us that while we were still wicked Christ Jesus came to die for us. Jesus came to die for selfish people who hated God. He did it so that these people might put their trust in him and so find forgiveness.

There is no need to spend an eternity separated from God. There is grace and forgiveness in abundance. Jesus’ sacrifice is of infinite value, enough to pay for every sin ever committed by anyone anywhere in the world throughout all of history. If you admit your sin and repent, putting your faith in Jesus Christ, God will most surely grant this grace and forgivness to you. Then your life will be joined to Christ and his perfect obedience will be yours.

In the Bible we hear Christ's urgent call:

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. - Revelation 3:20

Our Lord loves you with all His heart, just as you are. When you or I bow before God and confess our sins He does not turn us away. Our Lord is both able, by of his death, and willing, because of his great love, to forgive our many sins. If you repent and believe he removes your sin as far away from you as the East is from the West. From then on you are a new creation and have a perfect relationship with God that cannot be taken away, broken, or lost.

Our new relationship with God isn't based on our performance. And that fact is what separates it from every religion on Earth. Some people feel that they have failed so badly that they could never be loved by God. We have all failed many times, but that will never change God's love and acceptance... a love so deep that we can scarcely begin to understand it.

Pray to God confessing your sin. Ask him to forgive you! Ask Jesus to wash you clean by what he has done for you on the cross. Give your life to him and ask him to come and live in your heart, filling your heart with his Holy Spirit.

If you ask him to do this, and mean it, He will most surely do it and you will be a new creation forever. The Bible says that God keeps that which we commit to him... It also says the angels rejoice when someone gives their life over to Jesus Christ!

Washed clean from all your sins he will fill your heart with thankfulness and a deep desire to live your life for him. Read the Bible, God's living Word, for through it God's Holy Spirit works faith and repentance so that you will more and more become like Christ Jesus. Then you too will want to seek out and be joined with other believers, brothers and sisters in Christ, there where this good news is preached in truth and God's Word is treasured and honored.

Read about the empty tomb in Matthew 28.


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