Message of Life

Message of Life

April 30

Message of Life

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 62:1-12 | Judges 11:1-12:15 | John 1:1-28 | Proverbs 14:13-14

Today’s Scripture Focus:  John 1 

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God–children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God (John 1:12-13 NIV). 

Jesus–the Word who is God–came in human flesh to live out God’s message to us. The one who created all things comes to live like one of the created to communicate God’s love for us.

To a world in darkness, he brings light. To all who receive him, he brings life. God could have communicated his most important message–the message of salvation, the message of life–only through words. He certainly did spell it out clearly in his scripture. Yet, God’s love for us was so great, that he decided to communicate the message not only through words, but also by a living demonstration as Jesus humbles himself and takes on human flesh. God incarnate–the Word with us.

He demonstrates life lived to the full and calls all to a relationship with him that brings life abundant and eternal. Then he demonstrates his incredible love by dying on a cross to bring us forgiveness and life eternal.

Don’t miss the message clearly communicated through Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection. Many do. Yet to all who receive him (who believe in his name) he gives the right to become children of God–children born of God.

God loves you and sent his son to die for you. Jesus’ life and death shine forth the truth that we can be forgiven, that we can live life in vital relationship with him–a life lived to the full for eternity. Open your heart to Jesus, invite him in. Open the door by faith and enter into fellowship with Jesus. He stands at the door and knocks. Let him in.

Dear Heavenly Father, I want to follow Jesus, I want to receive life abundant and eternal. Forgive me from my sin as I turn from my old path and place my confidence in Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. I open the door of my heart to a life of fellowship and life. Amen.

About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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