Never forget that we need the Great news of Jesus Christ just as much today as we did when we first heard it.
God is in the process of creating us into His image. It is a glorious thing to be loved, encouraged, and built up by our heavenly father. Yet through all this, our need for God's grace never ends. WE cannot earn our way into the love of God. Our good deeds and growing love for others isn't what allows us to get a ticket into heaven. Thank Jesus that we aren't who we used to be without Him. But our good actions are not the entrance fee into God's presence. It's the overwhelming love and forgiveness of God that allows our repentance and brings us back into relationship with our creator. We can never forget that we need the good news that Jesus died and rose again so that we can be bought into his family. We should never look down on those in need of God's grace because we are all still in need of it today! The great news is that God is still calling out to those who will listen so that as many as receive, He will save!
1 John 1:12-14
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
LORD, I pray that you will give each of us an opportunity to share the amazing news of Jesus with someone this day. In Jesus name, we pray amen! encouragement
- Pastor Ben