Jesus Came. Jesus Died. Jesus Rose.
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:8-10 NLT
Free from sin. God has good things planned for your life! Jesus came on the scene at a clarifying moment in history to find and save those who were lost (Luke 19:10). When Jesus was nailed to the Cross for our sins, it got radical: He paid the price for humanity, and the result is freedom from the vicious cycle of sin and death (Romans 8:2 Phillips).
Free from the old way of living. If the challenges of life have left you feeling broken and numb, call out to Jesus. Don’t buy into the monotony of our mixed-up culture—while it is very good at assessing problems, it can’t deliver the solution. But Jesus brought the answer and addressed the problem by giving His life.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Free to serve people. You are not insignificant; God wants to use you to do some extraordinary things. He can even take the hurts of your past and turn them into credibility when you reach out to someone else going through similar pain. Lift up your eyes and see the amazing life God has for you.
Knowing Jesus is what it’s all about,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®
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