Jesus will ultimately heal us not only from illness but from its cause — sin.
No matter who is in the White House, or what terrorist group seeks to wipe us out, or what story the media attempts to frighten you with, remember this - Jesus declared that the prophecy of the Messiah was fulfilled. That means... JESUS REIGNS!
Whatever tomorrow, or any other day, holds, do not live in fear of your enemies. Why? because they hated God before they hated us!
The gospel is how we come to discover and understand what God has done for us. It sets us free to love God out of pure thankfulness and not fear of condemnation!
When we see ourselves as we truly are, we see the need for a sovereign Savior. When we see that we are helpless without Him, we take great comfort in learning that Jesus did it all for us by the GRACE of God.
John prepared the way for the Lord, not by changing the hearts of men for that lies only in the power of God. John prepared the way by showing clearly what the Old Testament taught about the coming Messiah.
I do believe there are a few themes that should come through when we are declaring the good news.
He did it all for us.
The phrase “God with us” means much more than God is helping us from heaven.
We have no pure lineage to claim. We have no righteousness of our own to plead.
Therefore, God sent Jesus among sinners to SAVE sinners!