GOD LOVES REJECTED PEOPLE

The Father gave His only son Jesus for ALL mankind. In return, the Father wants to give ALL mankind to Jesus. 

Why do not all come to Jesus? 

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. John 6:37 (NKJV)  

Does God only draw some to Himself and to His Son?

  • NO. 

Jesus said:
And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw ALL people to myself.” John 12:32 (ESV) 

Jesus was lifted up from the earth on the cross, when He willingly died to pay the penalty for our sin, to receive the punishment for our rejection of our loving God because we chose to live as though He did not love and care for us.

Jesus died but He did not stay dead.

  • After three days in the grave, He was bodily raised up from the grave by the Holy Spirit.
  • He spent 40 days encouraging and teaching His followers before He was raised up from the earth again. 

While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. Luke 24:51 (ESV) 

The heart of the Father is to save every one of His lost children. 

  • Without Jesus in your life, you are separated from God by your own choice because you have chosen not to live in the Father love of God. 
  • You have lost your right to be called a son or daughter of God.
  • God is the source and giver of all life and goodness. 
  • If you die without Jesus, you will still exist and you will experience the darkness and emptiness of death for ever.

If you are not enjoying the love and forgiveness of God but you are reading these words, God is speaking to you calling you to come to Jesus.

  • God sent His son into the world to restore everyone to Himself but He was rejected and put to death.
  • It is the same today. 
  • He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, John 1:10,12 (ESV) 

Why did God do this? Because GOD IS LOVE. 

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8 (NKJV) 

God’s plan is that you would find His love in a church but sadly this sometimes does not happen. 

  • If you have not found the love of Jesus in a church, don’t give up on God. 
  • If churches have rejected you, Jesus has not stopped loving you.

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. John 6:37 (NKJV)  

If you come to Jesus by watching Christian TV or reading the Bible alone, God is loving you and not casting you out.If you are an isolated believer in Jesus, God wants something better for you.

And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Genesis 2:18 (NKJV) 

If you are a man or woman who is following Jesus alone, God is proud of you for not giving up on His Son but He wants you to have human companionship. 

Ask Him to lead you into Christian friendship. 

  • This is more important than marriage. Marriage can be a blessing or a curse.
  • This is more important than going to church or joining an organisation.
  • Churches can be loving or they can destroy love.

But one great truth remains. 

Jesus is with you if you love Him and He is very powerfully present when two or three believers come together because they love Him.

  • I pray that you will know the love of Jesus.
  • I pray that you will find a loving church.
  • I pray that you will enjoy loving family life.
  • But even if you do not find a loving church or family, I pray that you will discover the blessing of believing friendship.

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20 (NKJV) 

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