This is a message for all who are seeking peace and hope in their lives. The message is predicated on John 3:17: “God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
I am a lay person, not a biblical scholar or religious freak. Simply a man who has found much inner peace by studying, learning about and seeking a relationship with Jesus. Sometimes saying the name Jesus has the unnecessary effect of scaring people off. Perhaps that is one of the reasons that so many people, great people, avoid going to church. Perhaps people feel like they will be judged and guilt-tripped when they attend church. I get that…the world is challenging enough without being torn down on Sunday!
What I ask you to consider is this: in the quoted scripture above it says Jesus did not come to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. This blog will be an occasional piece written to offer hope, not guilt or condemnation. Because…Jesus wants a relationship with all of us. If you read the story of Jesus’ life on earth, you will find someone you would want to have a relationship with. A person, both fully God and fully human, who offered love, compassion and forgiveness…and He still does.
Make it a great day!