Dear Neighbor, 2020 has been a year to remember, has it not. We have faced a world-wide pandemic, civil unrest, economic distress, and political upheaval. During the past year many have suffered unspeakable losses, deep depression and anxiety. With these truths before us it’s no wonder people are searching for new leadership. Sadly however, true – long lasting help will not come from a vaccine. It will not come from an economic turn-around, and history has proven that true help will certainly not come from a change in leadership in Washington, DC. No, the long-lasting help that humanity needs can only be found in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said to His disciples in John 16:33, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” And He fulfilled this statement when He went to the cross and died for the sins of all who would believe in Him. The one thing that sets a believer in Christ apart from the rest of the world is their saving relationship with Christ. A relationship with Jesus is about acknowledging that you’re a sinner before God; and understanding that your only way of salvation is by accepting His substitutionary death in place of yours. And when this happens in a persons life, Jesus becomes the Savior of their eternal soul, and the Lord of their life. To have Jesus as your Lord means that He not only leads you, but protects you, as His own.
As the year 2021 begins, my prayer for you is that you would develop a deep, saving relationship with Jesus Christ, because I am confident that He will supply you with unspeakable spiritual strength to endure the life ahead.
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P.S. If you would like to learn more about a relationship with Christ, or would like to attend a Sunday worship service, please feel free (no pressure intended) to visit my church website at www.christcommunitychurchepc.org