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Jesus Christ - Savior

Jesus Christ - Savior

LifeWords: Shared Words to Inspire and Enrich Your Life

by Jan Cooke on May 11, 2021

We are now in the season of Eastertide, the 50 days spanning from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. This is a season of great joy as we continue to celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection and the life-transforming gift of our salvation accomplished through the events of Holy Week. Each week of Eastertide, we will continue our faith journey by focusing on one particular aspect of Jesus’ life, ministry and self-giving sacrifice on our behalf. May the following words of assurance fill your heart with joy.

Jesus Christ- Savior

Rev. Alister McGrath: God loves sinners - we must never lose sight of this truth. We do not need to be perfect to be loved by God. Yet God’s gracious acceptance leads to personal transformation. No one who knows God’s love is left unchanged by it. We are daring to speak of a love that cannot leave broken, wounded people as they are, but wants to heal them, to enable them to become something still better.
It is only when we see ourselves as we really are that we realize our need for transformation and our own inability to bring this about. Holy Scripture and Christian experience offer us these images to shape our thinking:

We are lost;
Christ has come
to find us.
We are ill;
Christ has come
to bind our wounds.
We cannot see;
Christ has come
to illuminate our minds
and the path ahead of us.
We are alone;
Christ has come
to accompany us and guide us,
as our Shepherd.
We are guilty;
Christ has come
to purge that guilt
and renew us morally.
We are held captive by sin
and our mortality;
Christ has come
to break their power
and set us free.

Jesus sets us free
from the tyranny of sin
to become the unique persons
we were created to be.
C. S. Cowles

I would rather walk
with God in the dark
than go alone in the light.
Mary Gardiner Brainard

Jesus said,
“I have come to seek and to save
that which was lost.”
Matthew 18:1

Joyfully give thanks to the Father,
who has enabled us to share in
the inheritance of the saints in the light.
He has rescued us from
the power of darkness and transferred us
into the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:12-13

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