Weekend – Good News

By Phillip Hamm

   And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Mark 10:17

   There’s a list of reasons why people think Jesus wouldn’t want them: they’ve been married too many times, they’ve abused alcohol, they’ve lied to their spouses, they’ve cheated in business, they’ve treated people like animals, so on and so on. They carry the guilt of past decisions that seem to forever haunt them. They sincerely believe Jesus can’t see past their worst sins.

   Other people, however, think they are perpetually good. Yeah, they’ve messed up here and there, but nothing horrible. They can’t imagine their sin would ever keep them from Jesus.

   The two groups aren’t all that different. Each has created a barrier which keeps them from coming to Christ. One thinks he’s been too bad and the other, good enough. The common denominator is that both are wrong. No one can be so bad as to be too far away from the reach of Jesus; and no one so good as to not need His grace.

   In preparation for Sunday’s worship read Mark 10:17-22.

Prepare for Worship
   As you prepare your heart for worship Sunday morning read Psalm 7.

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