God’s Love

God our Heavenly Father loves you very much. He made you in His own image – you reflect His character in many ways.  He made you unique – He broke the mold after making you.  He knows everything about you – in fact, He knows you better than you know yourself!  He knows what’s best for you and longs for you to enjoy a close, loving and fulfilling relationship with Him – and not just for this life.  That’s what you were made for!

“I am the Lord, the merciful and gracious God. I am…rich in unfailing love and faithfulness” (The Bible)

Our Problem

We have all sinned (done wrong things).  We have not followed God’s ways and purposes – in disobedience, we have done things our own way.   The sad result of your wrongdoing is that it separates you from God.  You are spiritually lost.  In fact, you are spiritually dead and God is a stranger to you.

“All have sinned (done wrong); all fall short of God’s glorious standard…Your sins have cut you off from God. Because of your sin, He has turned away and will not listen any more” (The Bible)

God’s Solution

Jesus, God’s Son, died to deal with your sin and to bring you back to God. He suffered a cruel death on a cross 2,000 years ago. It was not a mistake. It was His mission to cancel out the effects of your sin. His motive was His unconditional love for you. By dying and rising from the dead, Jesus bridged the gulf between you and God, ending your separation from Him. God wants you back.  Now it’s your choice (see below).

“While we were still sinners, Christ died for us…He died for sinners that He might bring us safely home to God” (the Bible)

Our Helper

The Holy Spirit makes your relationship with God an exciting reality. The Holy Spirit’s name literally means ‘to come alongside to help’. He helps you in so many ways – He makes you aware of your wrongdoing (sin) in the first place; He leads you home to God and brings you alive spiritually; He comes to live within you; He teaches you about God and His ways; He makes you more like Jesus in character, giving you faith, love, hope, joy, peace, comfort and strength. He fulfils God’s purposes and destiny in your life.  And there is so much more!  Without Him, the Christian life is impossible.

“…as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more” (The Bible)

Our Choice

How will you respond to God’s invitation to come into relationship with Him? God challenges you to ‘repent’.  This literally means to do a U-turn – gratefully to accept what Jesus has done for you and to change the way you think and the way you live.  It’s all about starting to live in relationship with God instead of living without Him.  Will you do a U-turn and start living with God? Will you receive His gift of new, fulfilling and exciting life with Him? Spiritually, you are coming home.

“Now turn from your sins and turn to God (repent!), so you can be cleansed of your sins. Then wonderful times of refreshment will come…” (The Bible)

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