Some people get it all wrong about Christ. They make statements like, “I need to get myself together so I can come to the Lord.” But Jesus came to save sinners and not the righteous. The premise of the gospel is that when a person comes to Christ, his or her life is a mess. If the gospel is only for “good people,” we are all hopelessly lost.
“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” These are the words of Paul the apostle in his first epistle to Timothy (1 Timothy 1:15). I am so glad that was and is Jesus’ mission.
Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to the cross for us. In doing so, He has made provisions for all to come to Him. Whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. This is the message we must proclaim everywhere we go.
I am amazed at how such a simple message of repentance and faith in Christ can radically change lives. Not because of the eloquence of those who share the message, but because Jesus came to save sinners. He works with us when we reach out to the lost. He changes the lives of sinners for an eternity. He did it for Paul who was chief of the sinners. Many of us are witnesses that He still does that today.
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