GBC Sermon on January 2, 2011: Who is a Christian?

I’d like to share an excerpt of a sermon delivered in Grace Baptist Church, Taipei, on Sunday, January 2, 2011.

The sermon was from John 3:36, and the pastor preach about the real Christian.

The pastor began with an introduction that God loves all people, including me! He emphasized that the whole Bible is actually teaching that God is Love (1 John 4:8).

But, God hates our sin (Exodus 34:5-7).

The good news is that God wants to forgive our sin. A very good verse on this is John 3:16, the pastor even said that it is the Gospel in a nutshell. John 3:16 teaches us, that the Greatest Giver is God, the greatest Motive is Love, the greatest Mission Field is World, the greatest Sacrifice is His Only Son, the greatest Suffering is Perish, and the greatest Gift is Eternal Life.

God wants to forgive our sin because He wants us to live with Him forever (John 14:3). How? By accepting his Son, Jesus, as our Lord and Savior.

In a sentence, a Christian is one that has accepted Jesus as his Lord and his Savior.

At the end of the sermon, the pastor asked a probing question: “If you died right now, would God receive you into heaven to be with Him for all eternity?“.

Happy Sunday. God bless us all.

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