Transformation

God loves people. He sent His son to save us.

Those two words: “save us” have enormous meaning.

What’s so wrong with me that I need “saving”? Save us from what? Is it just one thing that He saves us from? Is it many things?

Carolina Liar (secular artist) composed a song called, “Show Me What I’m Looking For” and the lyrics say:

Save me, I'm lost

Oh lord, I've been waiting for you

I'll pay any cost

Save me from being confused

Show me what I'm looking for

Show me what I'm looking for, oh lord

I think those lyrics represent a lot of the angst and confusion this world holds. I’ve talked to so many people who are so confused about life, purpose in life, the meaning of life, and the quests of life. Their struggle is summed up in the sentence “Save me, I’m lost.”

Without connection to God we are lost. Christ came to address this lost element in our lives. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He shines light into the darkness. He gives clarity instead of confusion. He gives peace to our souls.

This weekend, in all of our worship services, we’re going to talk about this incredible truth: God changes us.

Friends, God saving us saves us from so much:

       from being lost

       from sin

       from hell

       from purposelessness

       from isolation

       from our own destructive patterns (sin falls under this category)

For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. (1 Pet. 1:18,19)

In this action of God, change and transformation happen. God is always acting in our best interest. This is a message for you and anyone you know. It would be a great weekend to invite friends to hear this message of change and salvation.

Looking forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.