Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Gospel in a picture

RED - Our sin separates us from God, and we all sin - every single one of us.  So, God sent His Son Jesus Christ to shed His blood on the cross to cover our sins. To make a way for us to have a personal relationship with Him.

"When they hurled their insults at Him, He (Jesus) did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him (God) who judges justly. He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed."  1 Peter 2:23-24

WHITE - Because of Jesus' sacrifice, we have an opportunity for a new life.  Our sins are forgiven.  We are washed clean - purified by His blood.  We are made whole.  All we have to do is ask Jesus to come into our life and He will!

"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."  Romans 10:9

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18

 "...wash me, and I will be whiter than snow." Psalm 51:7

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"  2 Corinthians 5:17

PURPLE - When we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, we are adopted into God's family.  We become royalty.  We become sons and daughters of the King.

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!"  1 John 3:1 

"For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when He adopted you as His own children.  Now we call Him, “Abba, Father."  For His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are His children, we are His heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering."  Romans 8:14-17

Loving HIM with all my heart & soul,

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