DIVINE LOVE - THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL
Jesse M. Hendley
You know, friends, the Bible says, "All have sinned and
come short of the glory of God." All of our troubles come
from that. All our tears and heartaches and sorrows and
misery and anxiety come from the fact of the consciousness
of SIN. We have ALL sinned and come short of the glory of
You say, "Is that all you have to say to us today?" No, I
want to tell to you today the Gospel. You know, the Gospel
means "Good News," GOOD NEWS to men and women who have
sinned. That means me! That means you.
Now over in the Book of Revelation, chapter 1 and verse 5,
we read these words; "Unto Him that LOVETH us, and loosed
us from our sins by His Blood, and made us a kingdom and
priests unto God and His Father, TO HIM be glory and
dominion forever and ever. Amen."
That is a wonderful statement. For remember, Jesus still
sits on the Throne. When He arose from the dead, He
ascended back into heaven to God's Right Hand. He is THERE
NOW. He has said to us that ALL AUTHORITY is given unto Him
in heaven and in earth, and that means over every
Now the Gospel is given to us in three thoughts: that JESUS
LOVETH US, that Jesus through His Cross WASHETH us (or,
looseth us) from our sins; and that Jesus MAKETH us kings
and priests unto God His Father. THIS is the WORK of
Christ. This is what JESUS DOES. And all He asks of us in
return is faith and love! A real faith in Him! That's all
He asks. A real trust! Because when we give Him our HEARTS,
we'll give Him everything, of course.
Now notice here that Jesus LOVETH us. It was the LOVE of
Christ that sent Him to the Cross. You say, "That means
only CHRISTIANS. He loves only those who are CHRISTIANS.
And I haven't loved Him. Jesus couldn't love ME, for I'm
not a Christian." Over in Romans, Paul develops this
thought so beautifully where he says, "Christ died for the
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