Monday, May 20, 2019

The Gospel of Jesus is about GIVING

God gave LIFE to the world,  by
giving Jesus  Christ.  We read in 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." God
Jesus willingly sacrificed Himself, gave up
His life, to save the world. If we wish to follow Jesus and have
eternal life, then we have to sacrifice ourselves, our own
desires, ambitions, plans, even our life and follow Him. We read in
Romans 12:1,2. "Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies
of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice,
acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2And
do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that
which is good and acceptable and perfect."

We read in 1
Peter 4:1 "Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh,
arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has
suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2so as to live the rest of
the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the
will of God. 3For the time already past is sufficient for you to have
carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of
sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and
abominable idolatries. 4In all this, they are surprised that you do
not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they
malign you; 5but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge
the living and the dead. 6For the gospel has for this purpose been
preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in
the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will
of God."
Jesus said: “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he
must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 25“For
whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his
life for My sake will find it. 26“For what will it profit a man if
he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man
give in exchange for his soul? 27“For the Son of Man is going to
come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY
That is
the cost of eternal life, the price that we have to pay to have
salvation. Just believing in Jesus will not save us if we do not
sacrifice our will, obey Jesus and follow Him until the end.
Jesus bless you.

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