Then tell them how Christ is the answer to their four greatest needs or concerns:+
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more…If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.” (Isa. 43:25; Psa. 130:3,4)
I am reminded of God’s grace when I reflect upon the fact that the three men whom God most used in the Scriptures were murderers: Moses, David and Paul.
“[God] satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s…[He is] a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling” (Psa. 103:5; 68:5)
Jesus: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.” (Matt. 23:37)
“‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’” (Lk. 12:15)
“But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you….I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (Psa. 81:16; Jn. 10:10)
THE FEAR OF DEATH
“…By his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil– and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” (Heb. 2:14, 15)
“…God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. (I Jn. 5:11-13)
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.” (Jn. 10:27-29)
My prayer is that you are having a great week!