The Bible tells us that God loves us and wants us to experience a full and meaningful life.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son … (John 3:16)
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10)
But God is perfect and holy. Sin (the wrong things we think, say, and do) separates us from the Light and Life God desires for us.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
For the wages of sin is death [eternal separation from God] … (Romans 6:23a)
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12)
In essence, we stumble through the darkness without Christ. But we don’t have to live this way. God sent His one and only Son, Jesus, into the world to live a perfect life.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Jesus chose to take our punishment for sin. His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection from the grave satisfied our holy God’s requirement for the punishment of sin. When we accept this as a free gift from God, we enter into a new relationship with Him.
… but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23b)
Christ takes up residence inside of us-–our lives become His home.
Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.” (John 14:23)
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