Jesus Is The Reason
Jesus is the reason for all seasons. There are so many different times of the year that we have chosen to spend with family. So many special church services through the year. But for what reason?
1 John 1: 9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”. (NIV)
It is sin that separates us from God.It is sin that leads to death.Yet as believer and unbeliever alike, it seems hard to us to confess our sin.What is the reason?
1 John 2:15
“15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son”. (NIV)
Who do we truly Love? What do we truly Love? These are the questions we should be asking ourselves.Is it the things of the world? (material possessions). WHAT I ASK YOU?
As we celebrate the Easter season let us remember that Good Friday represents the day Jesus was inspected for flaws and found to be pure, was beaten for our iniquity, was flogged and was hung on a cross to die. To die for your sin and mine. That is where the saying comes from: "today is Good Friday! It's a good day to die!"
It's all about LOVE... John 3:16 “For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son, that who-ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (NIV)
Confess your sins, give yourself wholly to Christ.... And be FREE! Amen.