Rescued From the Bad Effects of Sin

cross crown of thorns“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. What great news! Since God loves all humans, he wants us living with him. In fact, our heavenly Father loves us so much that he provided a way for us to escape the mess we made for ourselves. God never intended for humans to suffer or die or act selfishly or feel afraid. Our sinfulness brought all these things into the world. But God wants those he loves being near himself so John 3:16 points out that everyone who accepts Jesus as Savior is rescued from the bad effects of sin. Then, when this life on earth ends our human spirit goes to be with God eternally. We live in paradise! …

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The Creator of Pleasant Effects

The word “death” describes an event that all humans avoid. Nevertheless our bodies eventually cease functioning and we experience the awful event common to all humans. We struggle through emotional adjustments to the absence of loved ones and friends who pass away. Being a Christian doesn’t exempt us from death or the feeling of loneliness when loved ones depart. …

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Where My Downfall and My Rising Up Began

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At age six I received Jesus as my Savior during a Sunday morning service at the church my parents attended.  Then, for some unexplainable reason, when only twelve years old I decided to quit praying.  My downfall began and for the next five years I had nothing to do with the Lord.  I never read his Word, never talked to him and never thought about him.  Sin became common and normal for me. …

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