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17 October 2018
‘Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life will enter.’

All we have to do to be saved by God and have eternal life is to repent of our sin and put our trust in Jesus. When we do that, God writes our name ‘in the Lamb’s book of life’ and we become a member of His family, guaranteed a place in heaven. Isn’t that amazing? In the world, we have to strive to achieve things. In God’s kingdom, we have to let go. We don’t have to strive. We have to surrender. We have to stop relying on ourselves and start trusting in God. We have a place, an identity - we belong, without having to prove why we should. The Bible says: ‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God’ (Ephesians 2:8 NIV). Maybe we took hold of the gift of salvation for ourselves a long time ago, or just recently, or maybe we’re just doing that now (and if that’s the case, make sure you tell someone so that they can support you in the decision to trust God with your life). But there are probably lots of people in our lives, who don’t even know about God, let alone know what they need to do to be saved. And it’s our role to tell others. We’re called to ‘go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you’ (Matthew 28:19-20 NIVUK). We might be the only Christian someone will ever come into contact with. We have a responsibility to show them how great God is and to show them how they too can be saved.

 

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