This week we have been talking about the redemption found in no other but Jesus Christ. For all who would receive Him and believe upon His name, He bore all their sin as He bought them out of sin’s slavery and the Father’s righteous wrath. Will you stop at this point and seriously consider whether you have ever personally received Christ by faith as your Lord, King, and Savior from sin? Whether the words are “saved”, “born again”, or “eternal life”, all describe one reality – new life in Christ. When you receive Him as your Savior and Lord, God gives you a new birth. The result is new emotions, new thoughts, and new power to perform- in fact a new identity in Christ! Jesus Christ is the light that keeps shining in the darkness. True light and life come only from Him. You were made by Him and for Him. The ball is in your court. What will you do with this Jesus??
Questions for further thought:
1. In what ways have you searched and looked for satisfaction or safety apart from Jesus Christ?
2. What was the result to question #1?
Challenge: Do you need encouragement? Expect to receive from God more than you could ask or imagine as the Holy Spirit gives you understanding and brings light into your life.
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