The Good News For Those That Are Not Good. 

“But by the grace of God I am what I am” (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:10‬)

If Paul, who persecuted the church, who delighted and assisted in the murder of Christians, was one day brought from death to life in Christ, who can be beyond the saving grace of God?

The word of God says,

“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” (‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:13-14‬)

And again,

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”‭‭ (1 John‬ ‭1:9‬)

So I must ask, what lie are you believing that says you cannot be fully forgiven of your sin, and for the entire punishment that is due? What lie are you believing that makes you think you can add anything to the finished work of Jesus Christ by your own ability of being good? And what lie are you believing that says that you are not a sinner, and are even good?

No, apart from Jesus Christ we are dead. We have no life. We have no hope. And apart from God, we can do nothing. Do you believe this? Do you see your need for a savior?

A savior that only partially saves is no savior at all. If Jesus did not pay in full the wrath and punishment on the Cross, then that means there is something left for you. That is not good news for those that are “dead in their trespasses”. 

What is the good news you need to hear?

The truth is that when Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, the work of salvation was finished. This included the full satisfaction of the legal demand for your sin in exchange for the full righteousness of Jesus Christ counted on your behalf. 

If you have repented of your sin and turned to Jesus alone, then all of the fullness of the glorious promise of salvation is yours, and will never be lost.

“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”‭‭ (John‬ ‭6:37‬)