A CHRISTIAN! 4-14-2013

posted Apr 13, 2013, 3:14 PM by Dale Barnes

Are you a Christian?  Well, because of God’s great love for you, and being rich in mercy, He made you alive with Christ. By grace (God’s unmerited favor) you have been saved.  He has forgiven all your sins and and given you a new life, and united you with his Son, Jesus himself. (Eph.2:1-8)  It is all the gift of God! Wow!  That is amazing!!

What will be the end of this great operation of God? The apostle Paul  says “that in the coming ages he (God) might show the incomparable riches of his grace (unmerited favor), expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” (Eph.2:7 NIV) Amen!  Through all eternity, all the ages to come, he is going to show us continually the riches of his blessings that he purposed because of Christ.  What a wonderful future you have!!

What about in this present life?   Again the apostle speaks: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Eph.2:10 NIV) Not only are there great and glorious plans for you in the world to come, but God calls you to Christ and works in you in ways to fulfill good works that he personally has called you to perform.  He has called you and me for purpose!.  What a challenge to trust and give ourselves fully to this God who has done, is doing, and will do wondrous things both now and in eternity.

If you are not a Christian, God’s call is to all who will to come to him and receive his free gift. Come to him honestly, humbly and ask. God will give freely to you; forgiveness, a new life, lasting fruit and the glories of an eternity with him.