READ : JOHN 3 : 16 – 18.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the
world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is
condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only
begotten Son of God.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : JUDGES 10 – 11 AND MATTHEW 26 : 26 – 46.
The number-one treasure of the Church is Jesus Christ. Through Him, all
things consist ( Colossians 1 : 17 ). He is the Almighty who no one can make
mightier; He is the richest one who no one can make richer. The earth and its
fullness belong to Him.
Every bit of what He says is always in our own best interest. Jesus teaches
that there is nothing more valuable than the soul of a man ( Mathew 16 : 26 ).
The salvation of your soul is worth more than all the treasures of this world.
The devil is after this salvation because thieves only go after treasures. The
devil would do anything within his power to inhibit our relationship with the
Giver of salvation, Jesus the Saviour. There is nothing as great as following
Following Jesus will cost you a lot of things, just as it cost God the Father the
price of Jesus His Son to establish your salvation. Anyone who will follow Jesus
the Saviour must be ready for a life of discipleship. This will be measured by the
proof of your willingness to go the extra mile. You have to set a high bar of
self-denial for yourself. If you want to follow Jesus, you must not allow
anything to come between you and your loyalty to him.
The greatest problem of man is nothing else but the issue of sin. This problem
was what Jesus the Saviour came to solve. Every benefit we can derive from
Jesus is tied to salvation. Without salvation, man is doomed for destruction.
When you accept Jesus, you receive the power to become great ( John 1 : 12 ).
Anyone who does not accept this free gift of God cannot attain their full
potential in life. May you not leave this world without fully achieving the plan
and purpose of God for your life in Jesus’ Name. When you accept Jesus, there
will be an instant change in your life.
Those who knew you before will not be able to identify you again by virtue of
the transformation that would have taken place in your life. Those who were
acquainted with your past life will never be able to correlate your past with
your present ( 2Corinthians 5 : 17 ). One of my sons used to be an impossible
character. He was so unruly that during holiday periods, parents would keep
their children under lock and key the moment they discovered he was around.
This was because he would go for anything in a skirt.
However, he eventually met with Jesus the Saviour and surrendered his life to
Him and immediately, his life was transformed. Those who knew him before
wondered how the change happened. You too can experience Jesus the Saviour
today and overcome all sins ( Galatians 5 : 24 ). As long as you are sincere, help
is very close to you. All you need to do is ask Him to come into your life and
change your negative experience to a positive one.
ACTION POINT :
List 3 transformations that have occurred in your life since you met Jesus the
AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.
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