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10/08/2015

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The Message Of The Cross - God REALLY Wants To Save Man


"You see, at just the right time, when we were powerless, Christ dies for the ungodly..... But God demonstrates his own love for us in that; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom.5:6 & 8).

We often judge the value of things by how much we pay for them. If you have ever watched Antiques Roadshow, the value of certain things are gauged by their age, condition, rarity, and desirability... God places a value on people based on His love for them. "For God so loved the world (people) that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (Jn.3:16). In today's verse, God is commending His love for man. In John 3:16 He is evaluating us... Large homes in desirable locations are always valued higher than smaller ones in poorer places. We are so valuable to God, that at just the right time he sent His Son, Jesus to us. He demonstrated his great love for us that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us... Two wonderful and very important verses bring this home to us... "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but for everyone to come to repentance" (2 Pet.3:9). God doesn't want anyone to perish in their sins... "This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth" (1 Tim.2:4). Our great God is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to Him through Jesus.... So as we read these words this morning, lets come away remembering this; The message of the cross is that God REALLY wants man to be saved....

Have a great day.... Make your little part of the world better... Love mark Phil.4:11

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