The greatest love story ever told was Jesus Christ, crucified for you.
Shortly before He gave His own life on the Cross, the Lord Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).
The greatest love story did not end with Christ on the Cross, rather it began with Christ on the Cross.
You can’t save you. His payment for your sin is plan A, and there is no plan B.
Jesus is not just your best chance, but your only hope. There is no other way. “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22).
Argue doctrines as you will, but unless Christ crucified is at the center of your faith, you argue in vain.
Religion does not save you, Jesus does. The hardest ones to save are those who sit in the life raft of religion. Someday that raft is going to sink.
You can never be righteous enough. You can never have sinned too much. But know this, in Christ alone, for “…there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Never think you can add to the price paid for you, but only give thanks for it.
Never trample His blood by trying to be your own savior.
Legalism is man’s attempt to be his own savior. Nobody wins on legal grounds in God’s court apart from the grace found on the Cross of Christ.
Do you think that if there were any other way, that the Father would have had His own Son go through all that He went through on that Cross?
Jesus did it all for you on the Cross. He finished that which you could not even begin.
You cannot earn your way to heaven because the only currency God will accept is the blood of His Son Jesus. “…having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved…” (Romans 5:9).
You don’t find Jesus, He finds you.
You don’t gain faith, it is given to you.
Stop letting pride rule even in your salvation. Nobody deserves to be saved, and that is why it is called grace.
The Lord doesn’t give us a map, but a compass, and that compass is pointed squarely at the Cross of Jesus.
God does not grade on a curve but on the cross.
Religion is only complicated when you try to make it more than simply “Jesus died for you”. “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2).
If ever you wonder how something good can come from something so bad in your life, consider the Lord Jesus hanging on the Cross.
Your worth is measured by the price Jesus paid for you on the Cross. Never underestimate the cost of your salvation. “…you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold… but with the precious blood of Christ…” (1 Peter 1:18-19).
Stop beating yourself up about not being able to do what nobody can do, and simply thank Jesus for what He has already done.
Stop agonizing about how far you fall short, and start rejoicing in how far Jesus came down to save you. “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
This is the foundational truth of our faith: Christ did it all on the Cross and we cannot add anything to it.
Jesus chose not to be saved, but to become the Savior.
If you have not done so recently, thank the Lord Jesus for all He has done for you. Our Lord Jesus, “…who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross” (Hebrews 12:2).
All scripture is quoted from the New King James Version (NKJV).