Good News

Dear friends, I do hope you had a lovely Christmas! Ours was simple and quiet... we exchanged gifts, enjoyed family time, watched a few Christmas movies, and ate lots of yummy food. {smile}

I have been thinking about sharing with you the good news of the gospel for awhile now. I have been praying about it... sometimes I am concerned that I might appear smug or prideful in the way that I write... or that I won't be clear, or any of the other excuses that the devil whispers into my thoughts to keep me from telling you about Jesus.

But the message is God's, not mine. I simply want to share with you the good news that I accepted so long ago... it opened my eyes, changed my life, and saved my soul.

We are all sinners.
"for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:23
God is holy and perfect beyond what we can even understand. People are sinful... look around, look at me, look in the mirror. Sinfulness abounds, yes? It isn't an insult, it is a fact. Our sin separates us from God and we cannot, by our own effort, change that. Our sin nature is simply part of us - whether we are "good" or "bad" by the world's standards - and God does not tolerate sin. We need a Savior.

Christ died for us.
"But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8
Jesus, who is fully God *and* became fully man when He came to dwell among us, paid the price for our sins. He willingly died on the cross to pay the price for our past, present, and future sins. God loves us so much that He gave His only Son so that we can have a way to be with Him forever!

The gift of God is eternal life.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23
Though sin is often pleasurable and may seem fun for a season, it always leads to destruction. Not only the consequences of sin in this life, but in eternal damnation to Hell. But when we trust Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our sins are washed away - just as if they never happened - and we receive the free gift through Jesus of eternal life to be with God forever in Heaven.

Confess and believe.
"that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Romans 10:9-10
To become saved, admit your sinfulness. Admit specific sins, even, and ask God to forgive you. Confess Jesus as Lord and invite Him into your heart to be the King of your life. Accept the free gift of God's grace and be saved.

Being a born-again Christian is not about following rules or doing good works to earn God's favor or salvation. It is simply understanding that we are sinners and putting our trust and faith in the One who paid the price for our sins. We are saved immediately, bought with the price of the precious blood of the risen Christ, and in time - through Bible study and prayer - we develop a close relationship with God... Father, Son, and Holy Spirit... that will endure for eternity.

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new."
2 Corinthians 5:17

Jesus is the one and only way to joy, peace, and Heaven. I pray if you don't know Him that your heart will soften and your eyes will be opened to the truth of God's love and forgiveness and your need for a savior. And if you do know the Lord, I rejoice with you as a sister in Christ!

(The Scripture in this post is from the World English Bible which is in the public domain. The name "World English Bible" is trademarked.)


Good News

Dear friends, I do hope you had a lovely Christmas! Ours was simple and quiet... we exchanged gifts, enjoyed family time, watched a few Chri...

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