The Good News
When you compromise and give in to your gravest sin,
and you realize that it’s not what you thought it would be,
When you look within your heart and abhor the blackest parts,
and wonder who can cleanse and make you free.
When you tremble at the thought of all the pain and grief you’ve wrought,
and you shudder down to your very soul,
With horror at your shame, you realize that you’re to blame,
and you long to be forgiven and made whole.
When you think that it’s the end, think again my friend,
Jesus died upon the cross for you and me.
He was our sacrifice for sin. He died and rose again,
so that we could have peace with God eternally.
Our sins deserve the wrath of God entire in the eternal lake of fire,
but there is yet a better way.
Jesus Christ offered Himself in our place, and by repentance and faith,
we can be reconciled to God this very day.
If you need another reason; remember sin’s pleasures only last a season,
but the joys of Heaven last forevermore.
If you forsake your life of sin, and you want to enter in,
Jesus, the Son of God, is the only door.
The Bible still proclaims today: Jesus Christ is the only way –
you can’t get to Heaven any old way you choose.
Your good works won’t earn you a place, it’s a gift solely by God’s grace –
freely offered to all, now that’s Good News!
I urge you: hear the Gospel and believe, and Jesus Christ receive.
Become a child of God this very hour.
Commit yourself to the Lord. Let Him transform you by His Word,
and behold God’s life-changing power.
January 23rd, 2000
For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.