Good News!

You are God’s special creation!

Whether or not you feel like it, God knows you, He loves you, and He wants the best for you.
Psalms 139:13b;14b
“You knit me together in my mother’s womb… I am fearfully and wonderfully made!”
Jeremiah 29:11-“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.”

But there’s a problem…

You can fool others.  You might even be able to fool yourself. But there’s no fooling God.  Heaven is a place of sinless perfection, and that’s not you.  (Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.” )  In fact, the price for sin is death, and the place for sinners is hell: forever separation from God (Romans 6:23€For the wages of sin is death…” )

 

Jesus is the Answer.

What if someone, a very Perfect SomeOne, were willing to pay your way?  God’s love for you – long before you were even born – prompted Him to ask Jesus to do just that: to pay your death sentence with His sinless life and take your place.
Romans 5:8 €”But God demonstrated His Love towards us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

 

So what’s your part?

Here’s why it’s called “Good News”: there’s nothing for you to do… the work has been done and your ticket is paid in full!  To “claim your ticket”, you just need to be humble enough – and honest enough – to admit you need it, and believe He’s good enough to give it.
1 Peter 3:18(a) For Christ also has suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God
Romans 10:9  If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

Best! Gift! Ever!

John 1:12 € But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God… to those who believe in His name.