Saturday, June 16, 2018

The World Cup - Playing by the Rules

The World Cup - Playing by the Rules

I wonder how many teams will be pushing the referees and pushing against the rules in this world cup tournament in Russia. We often say that rules are made to be broken! Rules actually exist for a purpose and when we live within them it is good for everyone.

Allow me to expand on a few of the rules of soccer and make a comparison with the message of the gospel.


Football is all about goals! The referee has seconds to decide to allow or dis-allow a goal. His decision is not always the right one. Your life should have a goal too. God has a purpose for your life. You are in this world for a reason. In order to live your life as God intended, you need to become part of His family. The Lord Jesus explained this concept of being born into the family of God in John chapter one, verses 12 & 13,  'But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God'.


The problem is you have a past. God warns us in His word, the Bible. ‘All the world is guilty before God,’ Romans 3 v 19. Our fore-parents Adam and Eve sinned and everyone born since has fallen foul of their disobedience. God however, wants you as part of His family. He offers a free transfer. He does not ignore your wrong beliefs or behaviour but he will and can forgive if you come to him and ask in prayer.


God's love for you is so great He gave His Son, the Lord Jesus to die on a cross. He took the penalty of your sin. He became the perfect substitute. God punished His Son instead of you. Paul, a bible time preacher, said about the Lord Jesus that he was ‘The Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me,’ Galatians 2 v 20


You now have a decision to make, the scripture says that ‘now is the day of salvation,’ 2 Corinthians 6 v 2. God asks you to put your trust in His Son and what He has done for you. Don’t leave Him on the bench. You attain to the ultimate goal in life if you put Him first.


To get saved you need to turn from your sin. It is essential that you knowledge and renounce your sin and agree with God's assessment of your life. To be saved you must accept His Son as Saviour and Lord.  The Lord Jesus paid the price in His death so that you can be forgiven and right with God.

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