The Good News

A note from Brent and Elizabeth:

Thank you for checking this link out.  Our number one goal as husband and wife, is to honor Jesus Christ in all that we do.  He is true healer, and wants to be your best friend. He wants a relationship with you.  You are special to Him.  You have an eternal soul that He cares deeply about.  In fact, you are so special to Him, that He choose to die on your behalf, and on behalf of every person.  Romans 7:8 says, “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

While taking care of our physical bodies and finding ways to heal them is very important, the most important thing we can do in this life is taking care of our eternal soul. As Christians, we would be remiss to not talk about what has made the profoundest difference in our lives, and that is our Lord and Savior-Jesus Christ.  We realize and respect that you may have differing beliefs about God (maybe even whether he exists), but we also have a burden to share the incredible news of the gospel with everyone we come in contact with, and it is our desire to share what the Bible, the Word of God,  says about what we need to do to enter heaven.  This is truly the most important news we could ever share with you.

The story of the gospel starts with God. Because God is perfect, His standard for innocence is perfection.  Even if we keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point (for example, tell a single lie), we are guilty of all (James 2:10).  The Bible refers to the breaking of God’s Law as “sin” (1 John 3:4).  It states that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  None of us can attain God’s glory (perfection), and it’s not a matter of how many good things we do to offset the bad.  In fact, God says in His Word that even the things we do that seem good to us are not pure in His eyes (Isaiah 64:6).

It sounds like we are all doomed, right?  None of us can live up to God’s standard.  But here is where the good news comes in.  Thankfully, God is not only perfectly holy and just, but He is also very loving and merciful.  “But God commends His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ (Jesus) died for us” (Romans 5:8).  God does not take pleasure in the “death of sinners” (Ezekiel 33:11), but desires us all to be saved (2 Peter 3:9).  In His infinite grace, He had a plan to save hopeless sinners (1 Peter 1:19-21).  This plan came to fruition through the sending of His Son, Jesus Christ to earth (1 Timothy 1:15).  Jesus became a human being, lived a perfect life on earth, endured a horrible death on a Roman cross, and in so doing, bore the sins of the whole world (2 Corinthians 5:21).  We receive the death sentence because we broke God’s Law, but Jesus effectively died in our place so that in God’s eyes, we are just.

There is one requirement for us and that is  God requires us to repent from sin (Mark 1:15) and place our faith in Jesus Christ (trusting that His sacrifice is what saves us from wrath).  “he that believes on Jesus is not condemned, but he that does not believe in the name of Jesus is condemned” (John 3:18).  “Whoever believes in Jesus will not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Thank you for reading.  We share because we want everyone to know what the Bible says about receiving eternal life.  God has offered us the greatest gift that we could ever hope to receive, which is the gift of eternal life.  May you know this great gift of grace from God– His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ!  May you experience the joy of walking with our precious Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ!

Because of Him,

Brent and Elizabeth

 

Another one of our favorite videos.  This is a metaphor depicting the beautiful story of the gospel!

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