God created us because He loves us, because He wants us, and because He is a giver by nature. God didn’t create us just to worship Him; He was complete within Himself before we ever got here. We worship Him as a response of love to the love He has for us ( 1 John 4:19 ).
When the first man and woman sinned and broke their relationship with God ( Genesis 3 ), God could have abandoned us on earth and started again somewhere else in the universe—but He didn’t.
Because His love for us is relentless, He moved toward us AGAIN. The entire Bible is an incredible love story about how the Creator set a plan in motion to be united again with His creation.
God loves you so deeply that He wrote Himself into the narrative of human history by coming to Earth in the form of Jesus. Our sin separates us from God. But He refused to be separated from us forever, so He came in the form of Jesus to reunite us with Himself. We didn’t need a teacher to show us how to live, as many claim. There were already plenty of those. We didn’t need more laws to “get it right,” because we already had those—and couldn’t keep them. We needed a Saviour.
Jesus came to pay the price for our sin, reconciling us to God. The good news is that it’s what He did, not what we do, that saves us. This is the message of the good news of the gospel to you.
We invite you to read the book of John in the Bible so you can decide for yourself who He was—and who He is to you. Download the NewLife app for your smartphone today. The app includes a full Bible for you to read whenever and wherever you want.
God hasn’t just said He loves you, but has shown how much He loves you by sending His Son to live the perfect life you could not live, and die in your place.
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
We all deserve to die and be cut off from God because we have sinned—but God had a plan! He sent His Son as a free gift for us, so that all who believe and accept His Son, can be forgiven! God’s Son is Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and was risen to life for you. God has made a way for you to know Him, and this “way” is Jesus.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.