Good News

How much do you think you are worth?

How you live your life reveals what you value, just as what comes out of your mouth reveals what is in your heart.

What are you living for? To get by, get a career, good time, maybe you just don’t know. Many people don’t see any meaning.

How bright is your future?
How bright is your future?

Are you one who thinks there must be more, or are you embarrassed, offended or even threatened when faced with ETERNAL issues: such as to be asked whether you are right with God?

Isn’t God, the force or whatever just another of many choices in your life? 

Of what value is your soul?

Consumer goods, nice car, career, holidays, entertainments, interests and hobbies galore, TV and soap gossip and anything else the world throws at you.

Do you just sell yourself to what comes along in life? 

Jesus said: “You can gain the world but lose your soul”

Today there is so much to gain. Yet there is brokenness and destruction everywhere: Family tensions and break ups causing untold pain, addictions are rife, depression and suicide increasing – such emptiness everywhere.

Such lostness: in everyone, rich and poor, educated and uneducated.

This lostness is an eternal lostness – it’s a lostness of the soul. It’s a spiritual issue. It’s a matter of life and death, heaven and hell.

Of what value is your soul?

God places an infinite and eternal value upon your soul. He cares about you so much that he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross as a ransom for your soul.  

This is because we have a fundamental flaw about our ‘makeup’ that the bible calls sin. It’s right across the whole human race from the wars, greed and injustice down to the stuff in and around our own individual lives. God sees it all. We can have ideals, we can try and be nice but under it all there’s a selfishness in us, and we fill our life with anything and everything to avoid the truth of who we are and ultimately to avoid God. No amount of pleasure in life, no religion, no ‘that ideal person’ can fill the hole in the soul, that results from our condition.

Of what value is your soul?

Jesus said For God so loved the world (includes you) that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

Eternal value, Eternal life. This is possible because Jesus rose from the dead and now lives forever. Give him your soul and all of your life for all it is worth. He will give you HIS life – His Spirit to live in you. If you want to do that now then pray something like this and mean it with all of your heart:

‘Jesus I believe you rose from the dead and live forever. I want to give you my soul and all of my life. I recognise that my life now belongs to you and not to me, so I turn away from everything else and every other priority to you. Help me to trust you from now on in my new life. Forgive me my sin and come and live in me and bring me to others who know you…’

 Why doesn’t God stop the trouble in the world?

More and more people are asking the above question. The problem of the innocent who suffer for the guilty; the apparent hopeless confusion of world affairs; the collapse of any standard of right and wrong. These things cause people to doubt God. It seems clear that when people ask: Why doesn’t God stop the trouble in the world? – It is not his existence or ability they are questioning, but the fact that he seems to do nothing.

So then, why does God apparently do nothing about it all? Think a minute, what is it that he has to stop in the world? It’s people. It’s hatred, violence, perversion, lust, selfishness, greed, dishonesty, wickedness and a whole host of other things.

Very well then the question is “Are you prepared to let God stop them in you?”

If you are not prepared for God to start with the world inside your heart, you can never ask the question: “Why doesn’t God stop the trouble in the world?”

One thing is certain – that God will stop all the trouble in the world. He has appointed a day when His Son the Lord Jesus Christ will return a second time to judge the whole world. All will give an account before Him for the whole of their lives.

The secrets of your heart – “the world within you” is going to be fully revealed in the light of God. 

In the meantime it can appear as if God is silent and is doing nothing. It is because he wants to hold back his judgment from us; from you. Because he dearly loves you and longs for you to be saved. 

He wants to give you a chance to turn from your sin and self living, and be forgiven and reconciled to Him. This reconciliation is through Jesus. The first time Jesus came to this Earth he gave himself as a ransom for our sin and took upon himself the penalty of judgement that was due unto us. This is what Jesus dying on the cross is all about. His being crucified was a sacrifice for your sin. The blood that He shed was to pay for your eternal debt. His resurrection from the dead was total victory over satan, so you could have the chance to break free from sin’s destructive power.

Though God has given you a chance your, time is so very short. This year, this month, this day could be your last! You could pass into eternity without your sin having been dealt with and you will be lost forever without a chance of escape. Jesus warned of the terrible judgment to come and of the reality of hell where souls cry vainly in torment for all eternity. (Matthew 22:13)

You can be saved from such a fate through Jesus Christ alone. He longs for you too be saved. He longs for you to be His friend and turn from being His enemy. He longs to pour His love into your heart. He longs to give you everlasting life and an assurance that you will spend eternity in Heaven. He’s knocking on your hearts door but only you can open it, he will not force Himself into your life. 

How then do you open the door?

You must lay down your sin and self living and surrender without reservation your whole life to Jesus: Your career & success, what your friends may think, your pleasure centred living, your money & materialism, even your family must come a far distant second after Jesus. He must be your all in all; your Lord.

“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 life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

John 3:16-18

So then are you going to allow Jesus into the world inside of you?

Thank you for reading this Message. I pray that it may help to open your Heart to eternal life.

If you are serious minded about eternal matters and the state of your soul and you wish to talk further, or find where The Jesus Army is meeting near you then feel free to get in touch:

Mobile: 07976 593418, Email: info@coventryjesuscentre.org.uk

Here’s another brief good news (gospel) message:

God created the universe. Even Stephen Hawking was quoted as saying ‘My favourite explanation is that everything was created spontaneously out of nothing.’ Times 2 Jan 04. If you can believe that you can believe anything). It is too wonderful and living organisms are just too intricate to have evolved by any known mechanism. We were made in God’s image but it got corrupted by the fall.

All people are born sinners, we are naturally enemies of God, however good we might think we are. (After all, look what a mess we all make of this life, this plant and each other. So much for progress.)

We all have to die (however much we try and blank it out and pretend we won’t) and then… As a man in Sydney used to ask passers by for 40 years ‘If you died tonight, where would you spend eternity?’

God knew that we could never make ourselves good enough to come to his holy presence, so he sent his perfect Son Jesus to take the punishment we deserve. When he died on the cross it was our guilt he was bearing. When he rose from the dead he was making a way for many to follow by faith.

Anyone who sees their lostness and puts their trust in Jesus Christ can be forgiven and born again.

Baptism in water is burial with Christ (the old sinful self dead and buried) and baptism in the Spirit is resurrection power given to live a new life as part of God’s people.

Why not surrender to Jesus now and find a new start? 

You could pray like this :

Lord Jesus, I know I’m a sinner. I believe you died for me to pay for my guilt. I believe you rose from the dead and you are Lord of all. Please forgive me and come into my life. Be my Lord and Saviour and show me how to live for you.

JFC brief statement of faith:

The Jesus Fellowship Church, which is also known as the Jesus Army and includes the New Creation Christian Community, upholds the historic Christian faith, being reformed, evangelical and charismatic.

It practises believer’s baptism and the New Testament reality of Christ’s Church; believing in Almighty God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; in the full divinity, atoning death and bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the Bible as God’s word, fully inspired by the Holy Spiirt.

This Church desires to witness to the Lordship of Jersus Christ over and in His Church; and, by holy character, righteous society and evangelical testimony to decalre that Jesus Christ, Son of God, the only Saviour, is the way, the truth and the life, and through him alone can we find and enter the kingdom of God.

This church proclaims free grace, justification by faith in Christ and the sealing and sanctifying baptism in the Holy Spirit.

JESUS Fellowship Church is an evangelical Christian Church with a charismatic emphasis. It upholds the full historical, Christian faith. In particular it upholds the doctrine of the Trinity and the full divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Responses

  1. Much interest in your jesus centre. Seeking accommodation in Coventry. Would be a solution to my problems. Under no false illusion of community living. Been a Christian since 1999, seeking solid foundation to grow with the Lord, to get free of my past & to live in new location.


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