He Brings Us To God!

posted Apr 4, 2011, 2:09 PM by Dale Barnes   [ updated Apr 4, 2011, 2:23 PM ]

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. (I Pet.3:18 NIV) To bring you to God! To bring you to God! To bring you to God! Why did the perfect one die for the imperfect ones? To bring us to God. Why did the just one die for you; the unjust one? To bring you to God!

Jesus said, this is eternal life that they may know the one true God and Jesus Christ.(Jn.17:3) The apostle John wrote, These things we are telling you that you might have fellowship with Father and his son, Jesus Christ.(1Jn.1:3) The apostle Peter put it this way as he wrote to believers; you are “a people belonging to God.”(1Pet.2:9) The apostle Paul tells us that Jesus “gave himself for us...to purify for himself a people that are his very own.”(Tit.2:14)

God has not called us to a religion. He has not called us primarily to a set of rules, rituals and regulations. He had not called us to striving, trying some how to find acceptance with God. Christ died (the perfect one) for you and me the (sinful ones) that we might come to God. We are accepted by God because of what Christ did for us not by anything we can do. When we were without strength, just at the right time, Christ died for us. Why? To bring us to God. Freely we can come to the one true God. We can fellowship with him. We can know him in a real way.
You can freely come! As the old hymn says; “My chains fell off! My heart was free! I rose, went forth and followed thee.”

Don’t be satisfied with an empty, dead religion. Don’t be satisfied living a life away from God.
Come to God! It is paid for by his Son. Open your heart, put your trust in Christ. He brings us to God!