I had the privilege and honor to visit and tour the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte NC. You might think, “Okay, a library in honor of an evangelist, that’s nice.”
Well, walking through the rooms watching the videos of his life and whom he impacted for the gospel is amazing. By the end you see a video of the basics of his message, “I have one message for you, God loves you.” After seeing and hearing what I saw, by the end (and I don’t know if it was the power of the Holy Spirit or the power of the message of the Gospel) I was weeping with joy knowing that message is true.
“For God loves you so much that He sent His only begotten Son, whosoever believes in Jesus will not perish, but have eternal life.” This message in John 3:16 is an enduring message. It is so basic and yet so profound. Let me explain in more depth…
God is a God of judgment, He created you and has a standard for how you are to live. And if you do not live up to that standard, you will be judged. No one has ever lived up to this standard. And so all should be judged. But God loves you. He loves you so much He provided a way for you to receive His mercy. Jesus came and lived up to God’s standard and He showed God’s love and mercy. And then He sacrificed Himself on the cross for you so that if you repent of your sins and turn to the love of God and accept it through Jesus, you will be saved. You are accepted by God in Jesus. Jesus is the answer to all you troubles, all your pain, all your problems. He is your hope. He is the hope of the world.
What you need to do if you want to receive God’s love is: 1) repent of your sins; 2) pray, “Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, I repent, I accept your love and mercy through Jesus based on His sacrifice on the cross. I receive the gift of heaven. And I make Jesus my Lord and Savior”; and 3) go find a bible honoring church that preaches Jesus is savior and Lord, and get plugged into that community becoming a disciple of Jesus.
Grace Church Seattle is a place where the bible is honored and Jesus is preached as Lord and savior. If you live in Burien, Des Moines, White Center, West Seattle or South Seattle, come to Grace. We meet on Sundays at 10:30am. We are at:
10323 28th Ave SW, Seattle WA, 98146