• Good Friday

    Date: 2013.03.29 | Category: Faith | Tags:

    Today is Good Friday!   The day Christ hung on a cross and died to pay for our sins.  He suffered so we could live.  What a beautiful act of sacrificial love.  I hear many people talk about how to get to heaven.  We complicate a beautiful, simple, grace-filled thing.  We all sin and, therefore, can not enter by our own merits.

    Romans 5:8  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

    So what can we do to be saved?  How much good do we have to do to get to spend eternity with God in heaven?  How much is enough?  There is nothing we can do except believe that Jesus died on the cross for us.  God’s grace saves us.  God’s grace and our belief in Christ is all that it takes.

    Ephesians 2:8  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

    Acts 16:31  They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

    John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    What a beautiful, simple gift for us – not so simple for Christ.   Jesus suffered and died for us.  He paid the price for our sins so that we could one day live with Him.  He was buried and rose again on the third day according to scripture.

    1 Corinthians 15:3-4  For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures

    Thank you, Lord, for the ultimate gift.  The gift of eternal life through belief in you.  I am humbled and amazed that You would allow me to be called a child of Yours.

    John 1:12  Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

    Happy Easter everyone!