THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Good News”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Good News”

There’s a reason why we call scripture The Good News. While it may be necessary to say at times nobody is perfect that is exactly the point. Although we are all flawed if we accept the finished work of Christ imperfection has been covered in the blood. Yes as Christians we should strive to live holier lives, but it’s good to know you are accepted no matter how many jacked up things you need to fix in this life. Let me put it another way. You may be one hot mess with temper issues, lust issues, sometimes very unfriendly, and have done really ugly things recently. God has commanded you to fight to do better. The key here is no matter what your forgiven. People who still practice all kinds of sin and don’t know Jesus are literally going to burn in Hell for their behavior. The good news is you won’t. Jesus was your propitiation. He took the wrath due you on a cross in front of the world. He didn’t take the wrath due you so you could run wild for the rest of your days. He took it so that while you work to be a better you there’s no concern about spending your eternity in a place of torment. Now that’s some real good news huh?
Romans 3:22-25 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;

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