March 21, 2008
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
--1 John 5:11-12
What I want to emphasize on this Good Friday is that believing the story of Easter… that Jesus rose again from the grave to save you and me from our sins… has more benefits than just securing your place in heaven!
First John 5:12 says, “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” What this verse tells us is that eternal life is more than a home in heaven when we die. It means we have life right now… today!
Yet… and this is the sad part… so many people today can’t really say that they have life. Sure, they may do the stuff of life like going to the movies, going to the ball game, reading books, going to the mall, going to church, listening to music. But on the inside, there is a void… a vacancy that they just can’t quite ever seem to fill.
On this Friday before Easter Sunday, let me ask you, does this describe you? Would you admit that you may have a life… but you don’t have life?
If so, I’d like to invite you to have the life that Christ’s death and resurrection bought for you. Just click here to learn more.
BELIEVING THE STORY OF EASTER HAS MORE BENEFITS THAN JUST SECURING YOUR PLACE IN HEAVEN!