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Truth Chasers Club is a through-the-mail or hand-to-hand Bible correspondence course ministry for all ages.
    
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 The Good News

I remember coming into my wife’s room and having the doctor tell us that she had leukemia. I felt like I had just been run over by a truck. What do you do? Where do you turn? How do you survive?  Most of us have had or are having times like that.  We all hurt in the struggle with life and need comfort and peace.  My wife and I were facing death, which can be a scary thing.  I would love to tell you where my peace comes from and where my meaning for life comes from.  Let me share with you.
        
Larry Johnson
      

The Bible makes it clear that all of us are sinners.  Even the best of us have said, thought, or done something wrong!  We all have sinned and are spiritually dead.

Romans 3:10-11, 23
10As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; 11there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.  23For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Like breaking the laws of our country, there is a penalty for sin too!  God is a just God and requires someone to pay the penalty for our sin.
Romans 6:23
23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Even though we deserve death God has given us the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.  Through Him, we can receive what we haven't earned-- eternal life. What we have earned-- death, Jesus Christ took on himself so we wouldn’t have to.
Romans 5:8-9
8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  9Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!
Romans 8:1
1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus
You may ask ‘How do I get this gift from God?’ You receive it by putting your faith in Jesus Christ, believing He is God and that He died and rose again for your sins. Your life changes as you live for Christ.
Romans 10:9-10, 13
9That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 13for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Romans 12:1-2
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
These next verses are the promise I have when I believe in Christ and have Him as my savior. I know I have eternal life.
1 John 5:11-13
11And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.  13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
What if I sin after I become a Christian?  God’s grace is still there. The next verses tell us that God forgives because of what Christ did for us on the cross.
1 John 1:9
9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
It seems incredible that the God of the universe, of everything we know and don’t know, loved us so much that he sent His Son to us. This Son, Jesus Christ, died and took the punishment for your and my sin on the cross so we could have eternal life if we believe in Him. Our response to that great love needs to be living our lives for Him.

God has given me hope and a meaning for life, through the experience of my wife's death.  Without Him I couldn’t have survived.

 
If you have any questions about what you just read,
email me and we would be happy to talk to you about it.

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