Here’s what Jesus wants you to know:
1. You are my beloved. (Eph. 5:1)
2. I knew you before you were born. As my hands formed you, I whispered purpose into your bones. I can’t not love you. (Ps. 139:1-6) 3. I love you beyond human reason—even at your very worst, steeped in sin. (Rom. 5:8) 4. My love is contrary to all you know of “love.” I Love you “even though” and “deeper still.” My love reaches, pursues, remains. (Ps. 36:5) 5. My Love for you won’t walk out, fail, or ever come to an end. (Deut. 31:8) 6. No matter what you’ve heard or what you’ve come to believe, there’s nothing that can separate you from my Love. (Rom. 8:38-39) 7. I am not like people. So please—don’t put human words in my mouth or apply human behaviors to my character. You will miss me altogether. (Isaiah 55:8) 8. I’ve never ignored you. I’ve been here all along. Protecting. Loving. Waiting. (Ps. 56:8) 9. Your love of _____ (sin) isn’t worth eternity. I will break your chains. I will give you the desires of your heart. (Jn. 8:32, Ps. 37:4) 10. Please forgive some of my followers. People—even Christian people—will fail you. You live in a fallen land, where no one is perfect and all need My grace. Put your faith and trust in Me alone. (Psalm 146:3) 11. There’s no sin I will not forgive. You are the “whosoever believes in me” whom I will give eternal life . . . if you believe. (John 3:16) 12. As resourceful and brilliant as you are, you cannot save yourself. It’s by God’s grace and faith in Me alone that you are saved. (Eph 2:8-9) 13. I understand your pain and heartbreak. And my heart breaks with you. (Is. 53:3) 14. There’s nowhere you can go where my Love won’t find you. (Psalm 139:7-8) 15. The shame and guilt weighs you down has been taken care of on the cross. Your bill has been zeroed out. (John 3:16) 16. The addictions. The pride. The selfishness. The hate. The lust. The jealousy. The critical spirit. The greed. I can heal it. All of it. You can start fresh. Today. (Rom. 8:1-4) 17. I will forgive you. But only if you ask. And I care more about the “ask” than I do about the sin. (Acts 3:19) 18. I will not force you to do or be anything. I want a relationship with you more than I want torule over you. (Jeremiah 31:3) 19. I will forgive your sin and I will forget it. That’s right—completely erase it from my mind. No replays, no record. Gone. (Ps. 103:12) 20. It’s never too late to turn your life around. I came to give second chances. (Luke 23:42-43) 21. I love you. Let’s talk. (Jer. 29:13)
1. God loves you and created you to know Him personally.
(references contained on this Home Page are linked to the actual verses from the Bible, and should be read in context wherever possible.) God's Love
"God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16). God's Plan
"Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent" (John 17:3, NIV). What prevents us from knowing God personally?
2. Man is sinful and separated from God, so we cannot know Him personally or experience His love. Man is Sinful
"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Man was created to have fellowship with God; but, because of his own stubborn self-will, he chose to go his own independent way and fellowship with God was broken. This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is an evidence of what the Bible calls sin. Man is Separated
"The wages of sin is death" [spiritual separation from God] (Romans 6:23). "...(Those) who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus...will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord..." (2 Thessalonians 1:8,9)
This diagram illustrates that God is holy and man is sinful. A great gulf separates the two. The arrows...
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