8th August 2020

Wanted—Dead Or Alive 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 (NIV)
 

Iconic Western movies evoke the Wild West, with cattle drives, saguaro cactus in the desert, saloon shoot-ups and the Sheriff pasting up a Wanted poster:  Wanted—Dead or Alive; with a reward of $1000.

Did you know that you are a wanted criminal?!  Romans 3:23 says all have sinned and further on in Romans 6:23 it goes on to say the wages of sin is death.

But dead or alive, God wants everyone, not to be jailed and hanged, but to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). In fact, as it says in the header scripture, he has paid our death sentence with the life of his own Son, and the reward for us is priceless—that is, eternal life!

Prayer
Father God, thank you that it is not just a dream or a Western Movie that we live in, but the reality that, dead or alive, we are wanted in your kingdom. Your Son, Jesus, paid the ransom so that rather than the death that we deserve, we can have life with you forever. We thank you in Jesus’ name.
Amen
 

Study by Nancy Silcox

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*Note that due to the coronavirus lockdown, Services are suspended for the time being. Contact is still as below. For live-streaming Sermons and Bible Studies go to our UK website www.gracecom.church 

About the Author:
Nancy Silcox attends the Watford Congregation of Grace Communion International in the UK.  Nancy prepares and uploads the Day by Day studies submitted by members of the Worldwide Church of God UK/Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Gracecom Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford, Herts.
WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone:  01923-855570
Email:  watford@gracecom.church

 

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