A LOVE LETTER FROM JESUS (1)

NOVEMBER 2

You … are a letter from Christ. 2 CORINTHIANS 3:3 NIY

John 3:16 is the greatest message ever sent to man. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.” God sent Jesus to demonstrate His love and He sends us to declare it! “You … are a letter from Christ … written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God,” to a lost, stressed-out world

searching for answers.

Now, when a letter arrives certain questions arise: (1) Who is it addressed to? This letter is addressed to “whoever believes.” For every person you meet, you have something they need, something more important than a tax cut, a salary increase, a solution for global warming or a cancer cure. Friends, enemies, relatives, neighbors, workmates and strangers need the message you have and the hope you bring. (2) Who is it frond The author’s identity determines the reader’s interest level, You are a letter from Christ, about Christ. “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord” (2Co 4:5 NIV). Our message is not about us; it’s about Jesus. “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV). Religious folks advertise their religion. We advocate Christ. “But are people really interested in Jesus?” you ask. Yes! In His lifetime He drew multitudes. Since His death and resurrection He draws countless millions of both sexes, all strata of society and every nation on earth. “But I, when I am lifted up … will draw all men to myself” (In 12:32 NIV). Today

nothing is more needed than a living portrait of Jesus Christ, so deliver your love letter to “whoever” crosses your path!

Taken from the Best of the WORD FOR YOU TODAY.

 

“I hope you didn’t take it personally, Pastor” an embarrassed woman said after a church service, “when my husband walked out during your sermon.”

“I did find it rather disconcerting,” the pastor replied.

“It’s not a reflection on you, Pastor” insisted the church goer.

“Carl has been walking in his sleep ever since he was a child.