Apr 06 – Gift Certificates

If you receive a gift certificate, you can go to the designated store and receive the monetary value in merchandise-free, with no cost to you. The price has already been paid by someone else. In the same way, we can all receive a gift certificate from God. We are spiritually bankrupt because “all have sinned” and without the ability to purchase forgiveness, cleansing and entrance into heaven. The Bible says, it is “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy that He saves us.” And even more bluntly, we are told “all our righteousness are as filthy rags.” But the good news is that Jesus went to the Cross for all of us and paid our sin debt for us. Paul put it simply, that “Christ died for our sins…” Because of that wonderful act of kindness and love, He has a gift certificate ready for anyone who will sincerely ask for it. His gift certificate begins with the words, “God so loved….that He gave His only begotten son…”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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