John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Imagine sending your only son into a hostile environment, where you know he will be hated, rejected, mocked, spit on, called a liar, and a fraud, beaten nearly to death, slapped, and be murdered in the cruelest way possible, nailed to a cross. Not because your son did anything wrong. Not because he deserved it or that he had committed any crimes. Your Son was totally innocent, had never committed a single crime but he was sentenced to death. Not only did you know all of this was going to happen but you planned it that way.
And all of those people who did all the cruel things to your Son were the reason you planned it that way. You did it for them knowing that would be their reaction, and you didn't hesitate you still did it.
They were not just rejecting Jesus the Son, they were and still are rejecting God the Father. The world today is still treating Jesus the same way. We spit on Him every time we tell a lie, we mock Him every time we do some act of sexual immorality, we slap Him every time we put money and greed and our stupid pride before God. Every time we reject the love of God we nail Jesus back on that cross to die again our actions say it wasn't good enough we want something better. When we chase after false teachings and fake religions we reject the truth and the love of God.
There are not many ways to heaven, there are not many gods. There is one God and 1 way to heaven. Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. The only one who died for you is Jesus. The only one who made a way for you is God.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Ask yourself this question, would you send your son into that world for the people who hate you and want nothing to do with you? I think the answer is clear no one would do that. But God did. He did it for you.
The one true God of all things creator of the universe. That my friends is a love that can't be measured, that can't be bought, can't be earned. That is love in it's purest form. God is love. He wants to love you and take care of you. Today is the day to go to the cross and have your sins forgiven. Jesus came for you. He volunteered to hang on that cross for you. Jesus Christ the Messiah loves you that much. Jesus said this about how much he loves you.
John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
Jesus died so you could live. Jesus hung on the cross so you wouldn't have to. The debt you owed has been paid, the life sentence that you deserved has been taken away by Jesus.
God's love and mercy and grace are all you ever need. Accept His gift of salvation. If you already have then start living for Christ and doing His will.
If you would like to know how to accept this precious life-changing gift contact us and we would love to help you. God loves you and we love you!
May this be a blessing to you.
Love Pastor Brian