Are you fed up with all the negative news you keep hearing?
It seems to surround us everywhere we go—church in-fighting, family problems, personal catastrophes, society ills, work issues and world disorders.
At times it can feel overwhelming.
At times I feel like shouting: STOP THE WORLD – I WANT TO GET OFF!
Jesus warned us of times like these. He mentioned a future ahead when men’s hearts will be perplexed.
As purpose-driven believers what should be our response?
- Trust in God
- Be ready to share the good news, the hope of the gospel with others.
The following are quotes I found online, which I share to encourage and motivate.
The bad news is nothing lasts forever, The good news is nothing lasts forever. J. Cole
The good news is that every morning we have the choice; not to be controlled by circumstances nor our past but by purposely designing our day, hence our lives better. Not to react to life but to respond with love. Bernard Kelvin Clive
Our chaotic, confused world has no greater need than to hear the message of good news—the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Billy Graham,
The Christian belief is that Jesus, as God, is the only one who can bring humanity back to God. He was the only person in history with such a pedigree. 1 Timothy 2:5 tells us plainly, “There is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” As a man, he could represent humanity. He was tempted in every way, and yet he never sinned. Jesus is our proverbial “best foot forward” as far as humanity goes. Jesus is also God. As such he is able to serve as a “middle man” and usher us into the very presence of God.
The amazing thing is that Jesus offers his righteousness to anyone who will receive it. Rather than being receptive to this offer, we complain there are not other ways to God. While it is incredibly gracious that God would offer any way back to him, people complain that he did not provide ten ways.
The offer for salvation is available to all. Instead of being exclusive, Christianity is actually very inclusive. Everyone is welcome to come to Jesus. It does not matter who they are, or what they have done. The Bible tells us, “…whoever believes in him shall have eternal life” (John 3:16). Whether they be Jew, Hindu, Sikh, Greek, Canadian, African, athlete, entrepreneur, lawyer, or academic, the offer is there — come to Jesus. Jon Morrison, Clear Minds & Dirty Feet: A Reason to Hope, a Message to Share
Dear reader, open your heart, soul and mind to the good news of the gospel. Open your spiritual ears to hear the specific good news that God has for you.
Enjoy a mega-blessed and tranquil weekend!
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