Saturday, August 28, 2010

532 words Jesus Died to Tell You!

This is a summary of the gospel straight from Jesus' mouth. "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty; streams of living water will flow from within him. I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life. All who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the darkness. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength; love your neighbor as yourself. Anyone who listens to my teaching and obeys me is wise. Anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish. If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross, and follow me. How do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process? Sin is unbelief in me. Everyone who sins is a slave of sin; they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life. The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news! If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life. Those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true. I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. Everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete; so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Be sure of this: I am with you always; I will never fail you. I will never forsake you."

Finally, check out the video below for an awesome description of Jesus!

References: Jesus' words: Jn.3:16 (NLT), Jn.15:9 (NIV), Mt.11:28 (NLT), Jn.6:35 (NIV), Jn.7:38 (NIV), Jn.8:12 (NLT), Jn.12:46 (NLT), Mk.12:30 (NIV), Mk.12:31 (NIV), Mt.7:24 (NLT), Mt.7:26 (NLT), Jn.8:31-32 (NIV), Mt.16:24 (NLT), Mk.8:36 (NLT), Jn.16:9 (NLT), Jn.8:34 (NLT), Mt.25:46 (NIV), Mk.1:15 (NIV), Mt.16:25 (NLT), Jn.5:24 (NLT), Jn.15:13 (NIV), Jn.18:37 (NLT), Jn.14:6 (NLT), Jn.3:3 (NIV), Jn.6:40 (NIV), Jn.10:10 (NLT), Rev.3:20 (NLT), Jn.15:11 (NIV), Jn.16:33 (NIV), Mt.28:20 (NLT), Heb.13:5 (NLT). After that, Rom.10:9 (NIV) and Eph.2:8-9 (NIV).

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