Warning: Some potentially distressing news comes first, but it will make the message–“Greater love has no one than this:to lay down one’s life for His friends” John 15:13–even better!
1. God loves us and offers amazing plans to give us hope and a way to escape the punishment we deserve.
Romans 5:8 John 3:16 Jeremiah 29:11 Romans 2: 5-7
2. We are separated from God because we are sinful , and He is Holy.
1 Samuel 2:2 Isaiah 59:2 Romans 3:23 Romans 6:23
3. Because God loves us so much, He made a way for us to connect with Him. That one way is through His son, Jesus Christ, who died so we could have this relationship.
John 14:6 Acts 4:12 1 Timothy 2:5 1 John 5:11-13
4. We must believe and receive Jesus Christ as our Savior so we can experience God’s love and participate in His wonderful plans uniquely designed for each one of us.
Mark 16:16 Romans 10:9 John 5:24 John 1:12 Eph. 2:10 2 Cor. 5:17
Dear, friend, the Creator of the universe knows and loves you and me, despite everything. And He wants us to know Him. That has to inspire some hope.
Don’t make the mistake of a lifetime. Think about it, and study these verses again. They are just a few of many.
Also, enjoy Above All sung by Lenny LeBlanc with film clips from The Passion of the Christ. It’s one of my favorite songs.