Oh friends, this is the message I so desperately want to get out into our communities… and our world.
We live in a world that tells us we can somehow “earn” our way to heaven….as if we can ever come close to being “good enough” through our own strength, our own works…compared to a Holy God.
Yet the Bible tells us differently.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
For God so LOVED the world that He GAVE…
And so should we.
God LOVED the world so much that He gave what He loved the most….His one and only Son.
God gave what was the most precious to Him…Jesus.
Jesus in turn gave His life.
And yet somehow we continue to live in a world that doubts and questions God’s love for us!
Not only does God tell us how much He loves us, He went ever further….He demonstrated it!
But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
How can we continue to doubt His love?
When are we going to stop believing the lies Satan whispers into our lives? Satan in his crafty, yet predictable ways has spoken these lies over us since Eve and yet we continue to bite into the lies and allow them to poison our lives.
So many of us walk through life feeling unloved (including me) and yet God couldn’t love us any more than He already does!
THIS is the message we need to share and live out in our communities…We are loved by Almighty God, salvation is only found through Jesus and He came not to condemn us, not to make us work harder for our salvation…Jesus came to save us….to rescue us….what an amazing love story that is!
Next time you feel unloved, look to the cross. No one can love you more than Jesus already has!
This is the message that we need to share with those in our lives who do not know God…and maybe even remind those in our lives who do. We all need to be told from time to time that we are deeply loved by God.
Friends, this message of God’s love fires me up and drives me to try and get our studies into as many languages as God sends us translators. This is why we give our Bible study materials away for free! We desperately want to get our studies into as many women’s hands as possible and help them dig into God’s Word, many of them for the first time, and discover for themselves how much they are loved!
I LOVE hearing from each of you and learning together through our studies! Today, share some practical ways you’ve shared the knowledge of God’s love to those in your community or around the world! Who knows, your testimonies might inspire someone else to do the same thing!:)
Love God Greatly!
Week 7 Challenge
This week, join us in reaching the nations with God’s Word! You can do that a number of ways:
1. Forward our studies on to your mission directors at your churches or colleges.
2. Email them to friends in other countries or who are involved in ministries who serve our sisters in Christ in other countries.
3. Share our images on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag your friends or family who might know of women who could benefit from our studies. We each have a part to play in spreading the good news of God’s love to the ends of the earth!
Week 7 Memory Verse