Jesus gave His all for us
We all like to receive a gift or present. The person giving a gift does not
ask for money or anything for it, otherwise it is not a gift. Every gift
given to us is free, but it costs the giver something. It may have cost money
We may give something of our own to someone that we like very much - that is
called a sacrifice.
The Bible tells us that God gave a free gift to the world. You can read it
in the part of the Bible called 'Romans' in chapter 6 and verse 23:
"The gift which God gives is to live for ever. Christ Jesus our Lord has
done this for us."
It is a gift because we do not have to pay anything for it. It is freely
given to all who want to take it. If you give a gift to someone, it is not a
real gift unless they take it from you. God wants us to receive his free gift.
WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY!
What is God's gift? It is to live for ever. We can receive his gift now
and we will be his friend for ever, living with him in *heaven after we die.
This life starts now. We can know peace and happiness in our lives while we
live here on the earth - that is all part of God's gift.
God does not ask us to pay for this gift. We do not have to do anything to
make him love us more, so that he will give us his gift. It is ready for us
to receive. Jesus Christ has already paid for the gift. He came to the earth
and lived a perfect life, then he died on a wooden cross - the way criminals
were killed at that time. He died to take the punishment for everything we
have done wrong, and to take away our shame and hurts. Jesus did this
because he loves us so much.
Will this year be a special year for you? You could receive God's free gift and
know that you will live for ever. Will you be reborn in Jesus.
Did you know that God longs to know us, He broke into history by sending his Son to live among us.
Jesus Christ came into the world....
To show us what God is really like, loving and just.
To reveal His authority as Ruler of the world.
To rescue us from the terrible penalty for our failure to obey God.
As rebels against God, we cannot meet his standards for good living, However, Jesus did in fact meet God's standards so he was able to take our place, he died on our behalf,
Jesus is God's answer to our problem.
* Jesus was innocent, but God sent him to take our punishment [ 2Co 5:21 ] Read Verse.