Below are some reminders of truth that were covered in the message this week:
All of us are in the same situation – our sin has separated us from God…
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
Romans 3:23 (NLT)
Our hope is not in what we can do, but in what God has done…
4 But – When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.
Titus 3:4-5 (NLT)
The way to access this “new birth” is to:
Admit my need for God’s forgiveness
Believe that Jesus’ died to pay the penalty for what my sin deserved, and then
Choose to surrender my life to follow Him out of gratitude.
All who have accepted Jesus as their Savior and leader are secure in their relationship with Him…
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, 29 for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.
John 10:27-29 (NLT)
God will help us through our pain and trouble, so we can share help and hope with others…
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NLT)
We have the privilege and responsibility to help and support each other…we are on God’s rescue team!
2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. 3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.
Galatians 6:2-3 (NLT)