Saved By The Son

Have you allowed Jesus to save you? Or are you stuck on being condemned by the world and yourself? Do you think Jesus came to condemn you? Or do you think He came to save you? Are you willing to allow Him to save you? Are you willing to believe it is possible?

We will typically say that Jesus came to save us. But many times we act as though He came to condemn us. We fail to believe we are savable. In other words, we condemn ourselves. We believe far too much the world inundates us with, rather than believing Jesus.

It is absolutely true that Jesus gave us a few commands. It is also true that He has some expectations of us. But His expectations are not to satisfy Him as much as they are to change us into the person we were created to be. He wants only the best for us.

Jesus boils all the commandments and the prophets into two commands—love God and love your neighbor. If anything, Jesus simplified what it means to live for Him. If we do anything out of love for God or for someone else, we have obeyed Him.

By living out Jesus’ expectations our lives are better. We have more joy. We are more satisfied. We have more energy. We smile more. We enjoy being with others more. Overall, we feel better. How does this come about? When we believe that God sent Jesus to save us. When we take Jesus at His word. Believing Jesus is the first step. Taking His word to heart. Planting His word deep in our heart and allowing it to grow.

I pray we all believe Jesus came to save us. I pray we plant His words deep in our heart. I pray each one of us seek to meet Jesus’ expectations and improve our lives. Accept Jesus’ saving grace. Believe in Him. Allow Jesus to save you. Do not condemn yourself. Do not allow the world to condemn you. Live for Jesus.

John 3:17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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