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Sunday, April 12, 2009

On Romans 6:23 continued

"...but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

William-Adolphe Bourguereau
The Three Mary's at the Tomb

"Oh Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?"
1 Corinthians 15:5

Jesus Christ did not stay dead. By the power of God, He resurrected and came out of the tomb. Death was defeated, the cost of sin was paid in full, life was won.

When Jesus stood outside of Lazarus' tomb and called him out of that dark place, Lazarus obeyed. Even now, He is sending out another call to you who are living in spiritual darkness, telling you to repent of your sins and He will forgive you and draw you into His marvelous light (1 John 1:9). Do you believe He can do this? Or are you a doubter too?
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Doubting St. Thomas

Do you understand that you are a wretched sinner? Do you understand that Ten Commandments stand between you and God? Ten Commandments, and you have broken every one of them (See Matthew 5:22-28, where Jesus made it clear that it is not only doing something that makes it sin; thinking about doing it is enough to make you guilty).

Jesus took the punishment for your sins on the cross. He received the wages you earn daily by your sin and then rose again, defeating death and making a way for eternal life. Be grateful for His sacrifice; be obedient; repent of your sins, turn to your Lord, and be saved.


Alina said...

I like your blog.I'm waiting for your new posts.

Becky, slave of Christ said...

Thank you, Alina, that is very kind of you. I am not as regular as most of those I follow, but I blog when I can. Are you a believer?