2. In the BEGINNING - A look at OUR NEED
Question and answer: “Religion sounds boring, what good is it to me?”
Religion often is very boring and dull. In religion people usually perform rituals, trying to appease their god(s). BUT Christianity is well different; it is all about having a relationship with the true God. We don’t need to spend a lifetime trying to make God happy with us, Jesus died so He could be well pleased with us!
John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life’
Fact: Jesus offers you a new, exciting and challenging life as a disciple.
In the beginning Adam and Eve disobeyed God, and we all do the same. This is called sin, and it separates us from God and the great life that He has for us.
God is totally just and so could not have fellowship with sinful people, because He hates sin. Yet, He loved us so much that he sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sin so we could be forgiven! Jesus had never sinned, yet He wanted to be judged for all the wrong things that we do, because He wanted to have fellowship with us.
Wisdom: Let’s think about someone stealing from a shop. They go to court and plead their innocence. But the CCTV cameras show that they were guilty. Suddenly the judge announces that they are guilty, but he decides to pay the fine and so the guilty person goes free.
Jesus did that for us, we have been caught lying, swearing, hurting people, getting angry, rejecting God’s commands and dishonouring our parents and so much more! Yet Jesus says even though we are guilty, He has paid the price so we can be forgiven!
More Info: From the Holy Bible, the books Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, the verse 1 Corinthians 15:22.
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