February 26, 2017 – Morning Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Jesus – “Greater love has no one than this,
that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
When you think about sacrifice, really and truly, there are no stronger words than what Jesus said in John 15:13. But Jesus didn’t just say that, He did that. It wasn’t empty words. It was something that He did just for us. That contagious story – the Gospel – changes lives when it is shared. If you know Christ as your Savior, your life has been changed. The Gospel is God’s redeeming plan for the world, and we are supposed to share it with others. So how can we share it with our friends in a very contagious way?
If we are going to share the Gospel, we need to:
- Know about God
- Know about Us – Romans 6:23, Romans 3:23
- Know about Jesus – 1 Peter 3:18
- Know about You – Matthew 7:22-23
Jesus Christ is the only way for anyone to be saved. There is nothing we can do to merit or earn salvation. The good news is that Jesus solved our dilemma. He voluntarily took upon Himself the punishment that we deserve for our sins. Jesus died as a substitute for us. His gift to us is forgiveness and salvation. It’s up to you to decide what to do with Jesus’ gift. His gift is not automatically applied. Each person must respond. Do you know Jesus? Have you asked Jesus to be your Forgiver and Leader? Be certain today! Eternity is a long time to be wrong.