John 3:16-21 reveals God’s love for us by His grace (please read my post called, “God Loves You!”). Nothing we can do will earn salvation. It’s not by doing good deeds, praying a certain prayer, knowing the Bible or going to church, although those are all good things. You do need to repent, which means to turn from your self-centered way of thinking (we first need to realize that we are all sinners and need a Savior and only through Jesus Christ are we saved, see Romans 3:23-26) and allow God to work in your life. Accept God’s grace He has offered to you. What is grace? It is unmerited favor. It is the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf. It is the merciful gift God offers us. Romans 5:8 says, “God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.” Continue reading “God’s Grace”
Today’s scripture goes along with the previous couple blog posts. They describe what Jesus did for us so that we can be saved and how to be saved. 1 John describes how we know we are saved. We are not saved by these things, it is evidence that we are saved. Continue reading “Knowing We are Saved”
Added to the scripture from the previous post (“God Save Us”), we are blessed to be reconciled to Christ, both by Jesus’ life and death. What unconditional love God has for us! Continue reading “Saved by Jesus’ Life and Death”
Why do we need God? Why do we need salvation? God sent His Son to die for us so that we can be saved. Why?
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
I wanted to start with this to remind people that no one is perfect. I am not perfect. I have many flaws. I am just like you. But, God is faithful and loves all of us. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were sinners Christ died for us.” If we believe this with all our heart and turn to Him, we will be saved. Ephesians 2:8-9 says “For by grace we have been saved through faith, and that not of ourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. We are all equal in God’s eyes. None of us are saved by anything we do. We cannot earn salvation. It is God’s gift to us. It is what Jesus did on the cross that saves us and only through Him are we saved. Praise God for all You do and for changing my life and my desires and giving me hope. May the Lord bless all of you!
Today I want to share with you how much God loves you. He changed my life so much and filled my heart with joy. He never gave up on me and He won’t give up on you. His desire is that all will be saved. God the Father sent His one and only Son, Jesus who is God, came to this earth to save us by taking the sins of the world on His shoulders and gave His life by dying on the cross, to be raised from the dead on the third day to sit on the right hand of God the Father.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done by God.”
We are saved by grace (a gift of God through His Son) through faith in Jesus Christ. Thank you Jesus.