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Jesus Loves You
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You may have heard of Jesus Christ, you may even know some things about him. But.....do you know him? Yes, Jesus is alive today, He loves you, He wants to forgive you and reveal himself to you. Yes – You! You may ask, “How could He ever love me? I don’t deserve it”. The answer is clear and powerful – He demonstrated his love by giving his precious life to pay for our sin when he died on a cross. He conquered death by rising again. He wants us to be part of his family, regardless of who we are or what we’ve done. As we accept his sacrifice for us we enter a new life in his presence ......He can be our Lord God! Can we be indifferent to such a God?
We invite you to meet with us and learn more about Jesus Christ. Listen to the Word of God and enter this new life - a life filled with purity, holiness, love, and grace. Come and experience the mighty works of our Creator! We invite those who already know Jesus as their Saviour and Lord, who want to grow in their relationship with Christ, who want to experience warm fellowship with fellow believers.
Biblical recipe for a good life:
Filled with the desire to live happy, good life is inherent in every normal person. Consciously or not, the desire largely determines our priorities, our aspirations, and our estimates. Often we believe that for a good life, we need to change our circumstances: job, career, environment, country, etc. However, reaching that goal will only disapoint us in the end. Our ideas are wrong; our goals become a mirage. How do you discover the path to a good life? This question has held mankind in all ages.
Around 3,000 years ago, King Solomon - who had almost unlimited possibilities, also sought an answer to this question. His experience and opinion are written in the book of Ecclesiastes. Solomon had great power, which was combined with the wisdom bestowed by God. He had wealth, which he successfully multiplied. He set out to enjoy the life and virtually nothing denied him that wish. However, in the end, he said these famous words: "Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities, - all is vanity What profit hath a man of all his labor which he taketh under the sun" (Eccl. 1: 2,3).
Is it really so hopeless? Of course not! The Lord in His Word has already given us a recipe to a fulfilled, joyful life. It begins with the fact that our life depends not on what we have, but on who and what we are. In the text, we can find four components. Firstly, our life depends on the internal state. Desciple Peter describes it as follows: "Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, tenderhearted, be courteous" (1Pet.3: 8). In other words, try to think less about yourselves and more about love, care, and servitude to the people around, starting with the closest ones to you.
Second, our life depends on how we respond to those who willingly or unwillingly offend us. Biblical advice that we find in the Sermon on the Mount and in our text - "Not rendering evil for evil or reviling for reviling; on the contrary, bless, knowing that you were called to inherit a blessing" (1Pet.3: 9). Do not rush to stand up for themselves, to put in place the offender; on the contrary, respond to evil with good towards the insult - a blessing. Third, our life depends on our confidence in the Word. Both the first and the second part are contrary to human notions. It is therefore important that we learn not only to read and study God's Word, but believe it to be true. Believe that in life it is, as it is written, and therefore, can and should live as it is written.
Peter gives us an example. He confirmed his words the authority of the Word, addressing the 33rd Psalm in verses 10-12. Finally, in the fourth life depends on our confidence in God. Peter, after David repeats the lesson that he learned through critical circumstances - to rely on the Lord. God cares for those who trust in Him. Once again, look at these four components, we note how amazing they are perfectly embodied in Christ. And its internal state, and His gentleness and blessing in relationships with different people, and His confidence in the Father, and confidence in the truth of the Word.
Therefore, God's recipe for a good life can be summarized as a comittement to ensuring that more and more people come to discover and love Christ.