Posted on: April 28th, 2020 by Brad Peterson

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:16-17

One of the new things Amy and I have gotten in recent months that I absolutely love is our air fryer. I absolutely love the air fryer. From chicken wings to pork chops, fries to steak, cheese curds to broccoli, the air fryer gets it done. Stuff comes out awesome and one weekend we used it for basically every single meal. It is simple, easy to use, and easy to clean. And sometimes, simple is the best.

The verses listed above are so simple and wide known that they can be taken for granted. Yet, they simply state the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God loves us so much that God sent Jesus to us to save us and bring us to eternal life. That’s it. Nothing more than that. Simple. Clear. Life-changing.

The simple things can be life changing. My weight loss didn’t come from a complicated diet or innovative weight loss program. It has come (and hopefully will continue to come) by doing simple things. Working out every day. Smaller food amounts at meals. Eating green stuff. Cutting out pop. Simple.

We can take the simple things for granted. It seems too easy. Too simple. But it isn’t. The simple things can be powerful. I bet many of you have been missing the simple things of life lately as some of the things we took for granted, like school, going to the store, seeing friends and family, are no longer so simple.

Jesus was sent by a loving God to save you. To forgive you. To bring you eternal life. We give praise and thanks to our God for the salvation that Jesus has won for us through his death and resurrection. It may be simple, but it is powerful. And it is needed.

I know that I need it every single day. This simple Gospel message has changed my life. Maybe it has changed your life. God loves you so much that God sent Jesus to save you. Simple. And life changing.

Sometimes in life the simple things are the best. Hold onto this most precious of simple messages, that you are loved by God and saved by God’s only Son, our Messiah Jesus Christ. Share that simple message with your family and neighbors and the whole world. Give thanks for it. Celebrate it with Alleluia’s! Live life with joy and hope because Jesus is risen and we have eternal life. For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!” 

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Brad