August 14, 2008
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
--1 John 4:9
Jesus came to earth for one reason: to save YOU!
He came to be the Savior of your heart and mine. And why do you and I need a Savior? Because we’ve all sinned and we’re all lost!
Now, I know this isn’t a popular idea for our culture today. No one really wants to hear that they’re a sinner, much less that they’re lost on their own. We all want to believe that we’re self-sufficient.
But that’s not what the Bible tells us. In fact, if I could reduce the message of the entire Bible down to two words it would simply be, “Jesus saves.” The Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. This was promised and provided in Christ only.
The Scripture says in Acts 4:12, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
And this salvation includes everyone. No one is excluded! Jesus didn’t just die for a select few. He died for you and He died for me. Jesus came to be the Savior of the world and God’s desire is that every man, woman, boy, and girl be saved. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
It’s that simple! So I encourage you… if you’ve never said those words and meant them… that you would do so today.
It will be the best decision you’ll ever make!
JESUS CAME TO EARTH FOR ONE REASON: TO SAVE YOU!