Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday afternoon

Mesa, Oil on panel
an older landscape - from the ranch

Today, I'm simply posting from some of my favorite scriptures ~ a simple message, yet profoundly important:

This is how much God loves the world;
He gave his Son, his one and only Son.
And this is why:
so that no one needs to die (an eternal spiritual death).
By believing in him, anyone can have a whole lasting life!
God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger,
telling the world how bad it was.
He came to help - to put the world right again.
Anyone who trusts in Him is acquitted.
Anyone who refuses to trust Him has long since been under a death sentence...

God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us
while we were still sinners. . .
So, now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God --
all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us
in making us friends of God!

A message of hope and love and an illustration of God's great goodness! This salvation is God's free gift to anyone who sincerely desires it! It is as simple as asking him for it ... something he longs to do! A reason for great joy!

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