Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!
God loves you more than you can imagine. God loves you - as you are. Just like the Spring brings newness to creation, a fresh new perspective - the grass trees and flowers are coming to new life.
That is what we have in a relationship with God. God does not want to condemn - NO - God wants to invite you in to His family. You have baggage that holds you down, We all have baggage. We all have sinned. But the great news is that God has provided THE way to solve our human dilemma, to not have to live in guilt and shame. God is eager to offer forgiveness and a fresh new start through Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice.
The world is a strange and confusing place. It's messages are tearing away at your very soul. Satan is seeking to destroy you and to blind you to the truth of God's love. Our freedom and liberties are being stripped away little by little every day. But there is one freedom that no government on earth can ever take away. The freedom of being God's child in Jesus Christ. Come and visit, ask some questions, meet some really great people. You are not too good to stay away and you are not too bad to enter in. All are welcome, no matter what color, race or gender. You see our membership is made up of sinners, we are not perfect, but we are forgiven. There's always room for one more sinner.
It's been just a few days since we celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord. We followed that a week later with Holy Humor Sunday. Both are services of celebrating the Good News of the Gospel, and realizing that God truly played the ultimate joke on Satan when Jesus came back to life. And He lives still today.
The great news of the resurrection is this - All that God has done for Jesus is available to us as well. and it comes with promises that are out of this world. It does not take any particular season. God will accept you or even take you back at any time - with open and welcoming arms filled with forgiveness.
Wise men still seek Him, wise women do too! To all who receive him, all who believe in his name, are given the power to become the children of God. Do you know God's Son? Where do you turn for answers? They can't be found in a bottle or a joint, or in a bed. No one knows what tomorrow will bring, but there is One who can give you absolute assurance of a better and brighter future. His name is Jesus.
Is it time to quit running away and turn toward God. He has already proven his love for you by sending his Son, Jesus Christ. Do you hear Him calling your name?
It doesn't matter what tradition you may have come from. Why not give church a try again? We've got a free gift just for coming. Just let Pastor Dale know you want your gift.
Why not join us for worship? We'd love to see you again - or love to see you for the first time.
We're eager to meet you.
First Presbyterian Church - Braidwood
815 458-6317 (leave a message) or 815 922-2212
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