Tuesday, April 03, 2007


1 Corinthians 15:56-57

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:23 tell us that the wages of sin is death. Because we sin, we create a chasm between ourselves and God. You see, God is so holy (set apart) that he cannot be in the presence of sin. Romans 3:23 tells us that every one of us have sinned, and unfortunately sinning doesn't have a statute of limitations. It is with you forever and ever and attaches itself to you. It goes on your permanent record and there is nothing you can do to remove it.

Well this poses a problem, you see, because we who want to be with God and inherit eternal life can't do it because of our sin problem. Sin causes death, and the law sheds light on our sins.

But thanks be to God! While we can never get rid of our sins on our own, God gives us victory over sin and death through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary.

Maybe you are acutely aware of your sinfulness. Perhaps you are aware that although you try really hard to be a good person, you still mess up. The truth of the matter is that the law is unfollowable and no matter how hard we try we still end up short of the holiness that God requires. You may also feel the deep longing in your heart to fill a void that seems unfillable. Not money nor friendships nor relationships nor any amount of stuff can fill this void. It is God who is missing from your life. If you want to have this void filled and your relationship with God restored then you can do that today! It's as simple as ABC:

A-- Admit that you are a sinner (someone who breaks rules) and in need of a savior
B-- Believe that Jesus died on the cross to save you from your sins (the times when you have broken the rules)
C-- Confess your sins (wrongdoing) and ask God to forgive you and ask him to become the Lord (Boss) of your life.

Perhaps you have already asked Christ to be your Lord and Savior (i.e. the boss of your life), but you have strayed away from his teaching. Take this time to renew your relationship with Christ, and start fresh serving him today!

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