:: Take 3 ::
Sin is the Best News There Is
"Sin," says John Alexander, "is the best news there is.” What a strange statement!
John Alexander’s complete statement said, “Sin is the best news there is, because with sin there's a way out. You can't repent of confusion or psychological flaws inflicted by your parents – you're stuck with them. But you can repent of sin."
Alexander was correct, because the Bible clearly says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) But don’t despair! God paid the penalty for our sin when His only Son, Jesus, died on the cross.
Ephesians 2 reads, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done, so none of us can take any credit for it. It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.”
“For by grace you have been saved.” What good news for sinners! The bottom line is simple, Salvation is not a reward, It is God’s free, unmerited gift. As The Message says, “It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing!”
Friend, if you don’t know Jesus as your Savior, all you need to do is repent of your sin, ask Him to forgive you, and make you His child. Please contact us and we will send you some material that will help you in your new life in Christ.
Please help us share the Good News that JESUS SAVES here on Skid Row! www.fjm.org is our secure website for your donation, or mail your gift to me here at the Mission, Willie Jordan, PO Box 12345, Covina, 91722. You can also donate on our secure site, www.fjm.org. All have sinned, but JESUS SAVES!
Willie Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)
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