DIG for Wednesday the 28th of December…..God is good, pure and simple…..James 1 v 17

What do you preach to people if you are only ever going to get 30 minutes with them?

That is the difficulty I think I am faced with today, as we head out into some village churches here in Andhra Pradesh.

At home I normally have a series to preach over a number of weeks, where I can ‘develop’ what I want to say.

Today I have a limited time to impact people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I of course will seek the leading of the Holy Spirit, however I think I have to start by telling them that God is a good God, who loves them unconditionally.

This is a great truth; that we do not need to perform or be religious for God to love us, we just need to be breathing!

God is so good and so loving that He sent Jesus to reconcile Himself and man.

Jesus dealt with our sin and let forgiveness flow from God.

Ever since that day man can come into salvation and righteousness through faith in Jesus.

This is the simple truth that all people need to hear and need to have explained to them.

We can add on other doctrines and truths, but people need to know God loves them before anything else can be accepted.

We are forgiven because He loves us, we can be made righteous because He loved us and Jesus provided the means to live life in abundance because He loves us.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you love me unconditionally and completely”

James 1 v 17…..Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning

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DIG for Tuesday the 27th of December…..one God, not many Gods…..Genesis 1 v 1

As many of you will now we are in India at the moment, preaching the Gospel and teaching His Word at some churches here.

On our drive from the airport to the hotel we saw a multitude of temples and statues for Gods.

We were told that they have literally thousands of Gods that are worshipped here in India, many based on animals.

For example we saw a statue of a monkey God that was about 50 feet tall.

The Word is clear that there is in fact only one God (although in three parts).

Genesis 1 v 1 says that “one Gods” created the heaven and the earth.

And the Word is also very clear that there is only one way to come to God the Father, and that is through Jesus His Son.

Jesus Himself said that He was the only way to come to the Father (John 14 v 6).

People say there are many roads that lead to God and this is what we are seeing in India.

In a sense this is true as every person (on whatever road they are on and whatever journey they have travelled) will come before God and bow the knee.

But it is only those on the ‘Jesus road’ that will spend eternity in the presence of the Lord.

Jesus is the only way to the only God, and this is what we will be preaching in India this week.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that there is a way to come to you and that is through your Son Jesus”.

Genesis 1 v 1…..In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth