Ladies and gentlemen, do I have good news for you today
· Apr 7, 2023 ·

What an interesting concept!

If you're like me, you're probably feeling the financial sting caused by our leaders. Prices are going up, more people are living week to week, and debt is mounting higher than we can ever repay.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could pin all that muck – everything you owe that you can never pay back – on one person, and let them take the penalty for your debt?

I have extremely good news:

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Financial debt in this life may not be canceled, but there is a greater, eternal debt of our own wrongdoing that God has already paid.

And even better, this cancelation of debt is offered as a free gift:

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

This gift is not limited to one type of person or group, either. It is available for every person everywhere.

But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.

And not only is our debt canceled, but we are adopted into the very family of God as sons and daughters – heirs who are "the righteousness of God."

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

In other words, it's the best news possible: Eternal life as beloved children of the Creator who made billions of galaxies.

And maybe you think that's crazy. But the fact that you can think and dream and hope and laugh and cry are a testament to that Creator's existence. If God exists and His character is that of a loving Father who would sacrifice everything except his goodness and truth to rescue us, there is no better news.

What must you do then to be saved from all the anxiety, pain, mean words, lies, crimes, addictions, that fills your life – and the death that will come for us all?

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

I'll leave you with this classic from Pastor Alistair Begg:

It's truly a Good Friday, ladies and gentlemen.

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