For God So Loved…

For God So Loved…

John 3:16-17 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.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

I have some Good News for you today! Whether you realize it or not, God has done something absolutely wonderful for you, and has a gift for you to receive. Who wouldn’t want what their Creator has for them? What is this Good News? We call it the Gospel. Did you know that “Gospel” means “Good News”?

This is it: God, our Father, so loved the world that He gave His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. If you never think anyone does anything for you, remember that your Heavenly Father gave you something, His Son! The BEST thing He could possibly give to you! You know, it’s a misconception that God is in heaven full of anger and wrath at people. He actually loves people, in fact, He loves you very much! 

Romans 5:8 says “God shows His love for us in this, while we were yet sinners Christ died for you”. Think about that. While you were at your absolute worst, God gave you His best. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is!

2 Cor 5:21 says that God made Jesus to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God. That scripture means that the punishment we were to receive for our sin and disobedience, Jesus took upon Himself. The wrath God would have poured out on us, He poured out upon Jesus on the cross. 

Romans 2:4 Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?

God’s goodness is intended to lead us to repent. Repent means we turn from sin and turn to God. In other words, I don’t want to do the thing that put Jesus on the cross. God’s been too good to me for me to even want to live in that sort of way any longer.

Whatever we lay down, and give up for the Gospel, God sees to it that we get something so much better. The Bible says in 1 Tim 4:8 that living a Godly Life is profitable unto ALL THINGS “promising benefits in this life and in the life to come”. In fact, Jesus said in John 10:10 “I have come that you may have an abundant life”. Think about that, God has a life of abundance and blessing that He wants you to live!

Romans 6:23;10:13 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Are you ready to receive the gift He has for you? Say this simple prayer out loud and mean it in your heart: “Dear Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Wash and cleanse me. Set me free. I confess with my mouth, Jesus is Lord. I turn my back on sin, and I follow You Lord Jesus! I believe You have died on the cross; I believe you’ve risen from the dead, and I believe you’re coming back again for me. I receive forgiveness, I am saved, I’m born again, I have Jesus in my heart. AMEN!

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