You're Loved.

The message of Christianity is actually a lot simpler than many make it out to be. God's priority isn't with your political affiliation, your job, or even your aspirations. He is not here to make you filthy rich, give you happiness, or help you find your dream job. While these can all be great things, God has a plan that is bigger than anything you can accomplish in this lifetime. 

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16

Wow. Did you catch that? God gave His only Son, to pay off the debt of every sin that has ever been and will ever be for every person that has existed, does exist, and will exist. The only way we can claim this however, is by believing in Christ (which is different from knowing about Jesus) and accepting Him in your heart.

So, what does that mean for you and me?

That means we cannot earn our way into eternal life with Christ. No matter how long we live a "good" life devoid of any sin, all it takes is one sin for us to deserve Hell. This includes lying for a good purpose, or wanting the good life that everyone else has.

The good news is that the solution has already been formed. Christ already died and fulfilled the sacrifice needed for us to live an eternal life with Him, instead of an eternal life in Hell. 

Not only did He die, but He overcame death and came back.

So, how can we apply this to our lives?

In a society, where we are inundated with fads, fashion, social media, and other bombardments that want to distract us from what we are really called to do, how can we live a meaningful life that still includes fun?

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
— John 3:16

The answer is worship. No, not sing all day, even though that would be awesome. We are called to live a life of Worship. What does this look like? 

First, this means accepting Jesus as your Lord and saviour, and confessing in your heart that He is God. That means doing everything in a way that is pleasing to God. Whether it be driving down the road without greeting anyone with a choice finger, or thinking certain thoughts when your supervisor gives you a certain assignment. When you clean your house, or walk your dog; study for an exam, or pay a bill, you can worship. You can give thanks to God for allowing you to still be considered worthy of His grace. 

Any Questions?