From Your Pastor
Perfect! For You!
Romans 6:10 “For the death He died He died to sin, once for all, but the life He lives He lives to God.”
You may have heard one or more of these statements: One size fits all This is all you will ever need. You can get rid of all the others. THE PERFECT solution. There is nothing else like it! Fully tested! Fully certified! The best…. The one and only….
Based upon our real life experiences, we become wise and less gullible regarding statements made in commercials, printed advertisements, and by people in sales. Sadly, our human experience leads us to be less trusting of what God says. We follow the saying, if it is too good to be true then it is probably not true.
God promises that Christ did die for you. He died for all people, which includes you. By suffering and dying in your place, Christ paid for your sins. He took God’s anger away from us and satisfied God’s righteous judgment. One price paid for all of your sin. The resurrection of One gives you eternal life.
ONCE and FOR ALL when promised by people, often leads to failure. However, when God tells you, ONCE and FOR ALL, you can believe it, trust His word, and hold on to the guarantee He promises.
What gets in the way of believing God’s Word? Sometimes we do not want to be lumped into the group, treated the same as everyone else. We want to be called special. We want to be valued for who we are and what we do. We think of ourselves as being unique and therefore we do not want the same solution given to meet the needs of others.
God makes it very clear that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. All are sinful by nature. All people are born dead in sin and would be lost forever unless delivered by Jesus Christ. Our Savior died once and He died for all people.
Even though He is the only solution, He is very personal. He knew you before you were born. He knows when you sleep, where you go, your every thought, and how you feel. Jesus is the perfect solution who gives you life and salvation. He is the only solution because all others fail.
Place your name in the verse that applies to you (and to all), John 3:16 For God so loved ______ (the world), that He gave His only Son, that ______ (whoever) believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
In Christ, Pastor Wenck
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