Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Zealous: Living to Commend the Gospel"
This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Zealous: Living to Commend the Gospel, given on January 7, 2017.
Think about the last time you got really angry. Maybe you were mad at your brother or sister for taking something you were playing with. Maybe your friend said he (or she) didn’t want to play with you. It’s normal for all of us to feel angry for various reasons. What about God? Do you think he gets angry? Take a minute and think before you answer.
We talk a lot about God’s love for good reason, but the Scriptures reveal that God’s perfect justice is reflected in His anger or wrath toward sin. Because we all sin, his anger is pointed at each of us from the very beginning of our lives! Sin doesn’t only separate us from God, it condemns us to the forever punishment of God. But God took the necessary action to save us from his wrath. He sent Jesus to take our sin (the sin of every person who believes) on himself so that God’s anger is pointed at Jesus! How amazing that when we were under God’s wrath, he still showed the nature and character of his love in saving us! What grace!
- What is the danger that we need to be saved from?
- How would you answer if someone asked you, “Are you saved”?
- If you have been saved from God’s wrath, think of one person you can tell about it so that they can be amazed by God’s grace in sending Jesus too.
[Post by Tyson Zielger]