All the praise, all the glory, and all the honor goes to God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Because of the Father and the Son, we have life abundant. God sent His only begotten Son to die for us, and through Him we have new life. 3“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” There is no greater love than the love that was shown through Jesus Christ on the cross. It was His ultimate sacrifice for all mankind that gave us all a renewed hope for tomorrow. Yes, Jesus is our hope for salvation. Through His blood, our sins are forgiven. They are covered because of the cross. He who believes in Him, our Savior, will live forever in heaven. They are blessed because of their choices to believe in and follow God to the end. What a great God we serve. 2“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” Lift up the name of God the Father and His Son, for allowing His plan of salvation to come to pass. In my Father, God, and Jesus, my Savior, do I rejoice and sing praises forevermore. I am so honored and blessed to be a part of God’s plan. For Him to give me new life, I am greatly loved.
When I think of the gospel of Jesus Christ. My heart is filled with gratitude for everything the Lord has done. I am also so grateful that my Father God sent His Son to pay the price for all mankind. And if you are unaware of the gospel message in scripture, here it is. 1“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” If you have been saved, then the gospel message is more than different events that took place long ago. These events have meaning to your life. Because Jesus died for our sins, those that believe in Him, shall be forgiven by His blood. His mercy is for everyone that comes unto Him. They are raised up into newness of life, through His resurrection. As you lift up the name of the Father, also lift up the name of Jesus. Give glory and praise to our Savior. 2“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
Let us pray:
Oh Lord God the Father, You are greatly to be praised. Thank You for sending Your son to die on the cross. What great love was shown to forsake Your only begotten Son, that we might live again. You are oh so loving and kind. Thank You for caring so deeply for our souls. And Lord Jesus, my heart cries out in anthems of praise to Your great Name also. Because of the cross, my sins are forgiven. I have hope because of Your sacrifice for sins. You have given meaning to a life that had none. Our old lives were sick and You have resurrected us all into newness of life, with Your resurrection. Where there was no love to be found, You showed us love. Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to lead and guide my life. There is direction because the Spirit speaks to my soul and shows me the way. Thank You God, Lord and Spirit for saving me. Praises to Your Names, the one true God forever. Three in one do I lift up and rejoice. To the Holy Trinity do I give all the honor and praise. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below
11 Corinthians 15:1-8 (KJV)
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
21 Peter 1:1-12 (KJV)
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
31 John 4:7-21 (KJV)
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.