The Grand Story

We all have a story. 
Each uniquely ours. 
But we are also part of a much bigger story... a grand story... God's story. 

Who is God?
The creator of the universe - 

"You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you." Nehemiah 9:6

What is He like?
In his own words - 

Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished..." Exodus 34:6-7

Can we really know him?
Yes, we can -

"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13

"And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God."  1 John 5:20a

Why are we here?
It's all part of His plan - 

God created us in His own image, to be His children and to bring Him glory.

"For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people." 2 Corinthians 6:16a 

What went wrong?
Simply put, we rebelled -

"We all choose to satisfy self and rebel against God; this leads to separation and disharmony between me and God, as well as disharmony within me, among people and between people and the earth."

"... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," Romans 3:23

"Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins." Ecclesiastes 7:20

How does God respond? 
God must be true to His character - 

"He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished..." Exodus 34:6-7

"for it is written, " Be holy, because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16

"For the wages of sin is death," Romans 6:23a

"Then they will go away to eternal punishment," Matthew 25:46a

But there is HOPE - 

But by His great mercy, knowing that we can by no means save ourselves, God provided a means of escape from the punishment we all deserve.

"For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us..."Romans 5:6-8

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23

"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life." Matthew 25:46

What should I do?
Simply turn away from your sins and believe God-  

"The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!" Mark 1:15

"They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved..." Acts 16: 31

"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." Ephesians 2: 8-10

"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:35


This is just an outline; there is so much more to The Story... so many blessings in store for those who choose to accept God's free gift of salvation. Why don't you spend sometime learning more about it by diving into His word - The Holy Bible?  

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; 

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." 

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