Purpose of Guarding the Treasure

The purpose of this blog is to encourage readers to invest their time into the Word of God and "Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you." Paul wrote these words to Timothy (2 Timothy 1:14) in his presumed last letter before his execution. May we be those who see the word of God as a treasure, guarding it with our lives, investing in it with our hearts and minds, and reaping the fruit of an abundant life while getting to know the God who loves us and created us for His marvelous pleasure and glory.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Gospel of Christianity

The word gospel means “good news” and God has some good news for the entire world. But there is also some bad news that we must consider first…

According to Romans 3:23, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

A sin is when we miss the mark of God’s standard - perfection.

According to Romans 6:23, the wages of sin is death.

Sin separates us from God.

That’s bad news, but let’s look at the good news…

According to Romans 5:8,
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

The Bible says that Jesus Christ took the penalty that we deserved for sin, death.

Jesus died in our place.
Three days later, rose from the dead.
Jesus is alive today!

Based on the words of Jesus in John 3:16 and John 6:47, a person can spend eternity with God in heaven by believing in Jesus Christ as Savior for eternal life. “
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life…Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.”

According to Ephesians 2:8-9, eternal life is a gift to be received by faith, not an award to be earned by works. "
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."

What does God ultimately required of us to get to heaven? Belief in Jesus Christ for eternal life
Who must we trust to get us to heaven? Jesus Christ
Who promises eternal life to those who believe? Jesus Christ

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