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Words of encouragement from the Central Area Pastors' Association


    Why did Jesus come to Earth?  Have you ever thought about that question?  Why would Jesus want to come down to Earth? 
    Think about where he was dwelling?  It would take a whole season of MTV cribs just to cover the front gate of heaven, much less his throne room!  Jesus had it all.  Think about who he was with.  Thousands of angels attended his every need and waited upon him hand and foot.  He had whatever he wanted.  He was with God the father!  Need I say more? 
    Not only that, but think about his power.  He had all power.  He could do anything.  All power was his.  Why in the world would Jesus come down to earth, much less die on a cross? 
    Paul gives us the answer in 1 Timothy 1:15-17.  He says, “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” 
    The truth is that Christ left the glory of heaven, his immeasurable power, and his communion with the father for one mind boggling reason: Because he is absolutely in love with us! 
    It makes no sense.  We are sinners and constantly go against the wishes of God.  We buck his will at every turn, and rightfully deserve judgment, but God, in his patience, still loves us.  This Easter season remember this simple truth: that the God of heaven and earth loved you enough to leave glory, to be born as a man, to live a sinless existence, and to die a cruel death because he loves you, and he desires a relationship with you.  Because of his patience and love, he deserves all the glory and honor forever!
    Have you experienced the love of God in a powerful life-changing way?  Do you have a relationship with the creator of the universe?  If you want to know more about how you can get to know a God who loves you so much, give our church a call.  We would love to share!  Call FBC Central @ #261-3722.
Jason Allen
Pastor, FBC Central

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