I AM THE FOREMOST
40 Days of Amazing Love – A love letter from God - Day 34 I AM THE FOREMOST
I Timothy 1:12-16
“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.”
Do you ever feel as though you don’t deserve forgiveness?
Do you think that your sin is so great that God would not forgive you? If you’re thinking this way, you are not alone.
Here’s the good news. Jesus came to save sinners just like you and me.
Many who have come to Jesus Christ felt as though they’d never be forgiven for all of the things they had done. Many have felt as though they didn’t deserve God’s grace. Nothing can be further from the truth. God loves you so much that he sent his only son, Jesus Christ, as a ransom for your sins. This means that Jesus Christ has already paid the price for your sins.
You don’t have to stay in the condition that you’re in. God wants to put you back together and place your feet on the path of righteousness so that you can learn to love, serve, and lead others to Jesus Christ.
You may have all of the material possessions that a person could ask for but you still feel empty.
That’s because you have a soul (mind, will, and emotions) that is hungry for something greater.
You know that life is more than material possessions.
You’ve been part of the losing team for too long. It’s time to fire your general manager, Satan, and join the undefeated champion, Jesus Christ.
You’re welcome to join the team. Because like you, each of us have been the foremost sinner. We have played the roles of chief sinner, primary sinner, leading sinner, to name a few. Man looks on the outside but God looks at the heart (I Samuel 16:7). He wants you to come as you are.
Welcome home, foremost sinner!
Welcome home, leading sinner!
Welcome home, chief sinner!
Jesus Christ came to save sinners.
The Gift of Salvation is yours. Click http://www.highhopeschurch.org/salvation to learn more about salvation and to pray the sinner’s prayer. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. We would like to personally pray for you.
Ask the Lord to sanctify you and cleanse you with the washing of the water by his word. Pray for the lost (those who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior).
~inspiring hope and seasoning faith, Pastor Sean and Dr. Regina Daigre
P.S.: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).”
God loves you.