Scipio Community Church

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" Jesus John 10:10b

God's desire has always been for life. He was the Creator of it. And when death was introduced into the world through sin, He was the re-Creator of life. In fact, the New Testament book of John speaks primarily to this need. Chapter after chapter you read of Jesus offering life to those who He came into contact with. Whether it was the bread of life or living water, or life that was the light of all men. Over and over He was trying to create an interest in His listeners to want the life He had to offer. This could only mean one thing... mankind in itself doesn’t have life.

What is it that takes life? Death, but more specifically
sin. Sin introduced death into the world and sin continues to kill us. Whether it's in relationships or jobs or physically... or in many other areas, you most likely experience frustrations, breakdowns and bondage because of sin. Even in your relationship to God, sin has separated you from Him. Not just separation here on earth, but worse, a complete and eternal separation in hell when this life is over. Don't let this truth become background noise for you. Listen to it carefully.

This is why God has given us His Son and His word. His Son, Jesus Christ, has shed His
Life-giving blood for us. So that we can have the sin of our lives washed away and paid for. This is the requirement of God, and consequently there is no other cleansing agent for sin but the blood. Additionally He has given us His word so that we may sin no more and walk in a way that pleases Him.

Do you have life? Life as God defines it, not life as anyone else defines it. For He who has the Son has life indeed, but he who does not have the Son does not have life. If you recognize your need for forgiveness then come to Christ for forgiveness of your sins. To have them covered under His blood. Then from there make it your hearts desire to live for Christ according to the Bible by the power of His Spirit... at any cost. Finally get in His word and in a good church. And let us know how we can pray for you.

"He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." 1 John 5:12