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Scripture: John 3:16-18

16 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 life17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:16-18)

 

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. (Rom. 8:1-2)

 

Sin separates us from God

Your sins have separated you (cut you off) from God.” (Isa. 59:2)

8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Rom. 5:8-11)

 

Devil says: You are condemned!

God says: You are not condemned in Christ Jesus!

Whose word will you listen to and take heed today? GOD or the devil?

 

Your Choice:

Live in Condemnation?

Live in Absolution?

 

14 These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.  17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. 19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:14-22)

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge(trusts) in Him. (Psalm 34:8)

 

Today, invite and welcome Jesus into your heart and life.

He offers you the greatest Christmas present of all time:

  • forgiveness of sin,
  • a new start in life, and
  • a solid faith to live your life by.

 

 

By: Rev. Glen Lim

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