A Message of Life
Find out what's being taught at Living Savior, that new church in Blair.
Our “living Savior” is Jesus, and he did just that—he lived for us! Although God tells me to be perfect, I have failed miserably more times than I can count. I'm the opposite of perfect, a sinner who deserves death. But because God loves me so much, Jesus became man so that he could live the perfect life I can't! Want to know where he really shows how much he loves me? On the cross! Instead of saving his own life, Jesus died so that he could set me free from my sins. That's called grace! God shows me his love even when I didn't do anything to deserve it. The Bible says, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Our “living Savior” didn't stay dead after the cross—on the third day, which we call Easter, Christ came back to life and walked out of his tomb! Now he lives for us! Jesus destroyed death forever by showing that it has no power over him anymore. Because of this I know that death has no power over me! My body may die once, but the same Jesus who rose from the grave will raise me from death to live with him in heaven. “Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions” (Ephesians 2:4-5).
Our “living Savior” makes us members of God's family by living in us through faith. I don't have to do anything to make God love me, because he has done everything for me already. Through faith I take hold of Jesus and believe that he died and rose again to take away my sins. And it's all a free gift! “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).
Our “living Savior” now shows that he lives in us by the way he changes our lives. I don't live like I did before I became God's child. Now I own a different life—for my God and for fellow people—because I am so thankful for everything he has done for me. I show my appreciation by serving fellow Christians, by serving my community, and by serving God as I worship him and listen to his Word, the Bible. “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1).
Life is ours. Let's come alive!