The Message of the Cross

       The message of the cross is very simple. It can be summed up from that very familiar passage of scripture found in St. John chapter 3 and verse 16. It reads:

“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.”(John 3:16 KJV)
How does this verse translate into a 21st century message?…

God, dearly, loved the world that He did not want to see it perish into eternal damnation. So He gave up His only Human-born Son to be sacrificed to pay for the sins of the entire world. Which meant that anyone that would dare to believe that His only Son paid the price for their sins would not perish in Hell but would receive eternal life in Heaven.

The message of the cross is deep and has multiple meanings but overall it is a simple message about God’s love and mercy toward the whole of the human race. God realized that people cannot save themselves, but they can have faith in Him to save them.

This is one attribute that all humans beings possess whether they realize it or not:

We have FAITH!

We can steer our faith in any direction that we choose to.  We can steer our faith toward people, toward organizations, toward governments, or toward Almighty God. It is our choice as to where we place our faith.

We can even choose to partially believe in God and partially believe in some man-made deity. Or to partially believe in God’s ability to save us and partially believe in our own ability to make ourselves good enough. Yes, we can choose to compromise our faith.

But God wants all of our faith and trust to be placed exclusively in Him and Him alone. When this happens a relationship of fellowship can develop between ourselves and God. The work of the cross serves as the bridge that connects us with God.

The blood shed on the cross is still  precious and alive and available to be applied on us. We can receive the applied blood by faith. Furthermore, we can plead that blood by faith.

In short, our faith in Jesus Christ and His saving work on the cross combined with God loving mercy and undeserved favor can and will save and deliver us from evil.  A-men

Give Jesus your heart today. Ask Him in your own words to save you. Ask Him to forgive your sins and to cleanse you from all sin by the washing of His blood. Then, accept His salvation today. Praise God!

About newc2705

Tim Phillips received Jesus into his heart the day before Easter at age 4 (during his 5th year of life) in 1975. He immediately began preaching in his home as play church. In 1984 he became serious as the Lord revealed to him during a sermon, ...not to just tell people what they are doing wrong, but to tell them ( through the Word) how to do right before God. This revelation caused him to develop the heart of a teacher. He became serious about his "garage church" trying to reach all neighbors within hearing distance. Week after week he taught encourage those who listened to serve God. Later, that year God spoke to him in several dreams confirming his call to preach. In 1986 Tim Phillips began preaching at the church that his family attended. Then, in 1988 he was licensed to preach officially. He has preached and studied the word of God for over 26 years. He has done one-on-one counseling and spiritual guidance during this same period. Recently, he was prompted to launch this site to teach and encourage people to consider their eternal future. Eternality is at hand, some of us are only a breath away. Jesus stands with His arms outstretched ready save you from a future in Hell.
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