Memorise Ephesians 2:1
“dead in trespasses and sins…”
WHY DO I NEED TO BE SAVED?
There are many reasons why a person would come to church. It could be because of friends, family, trials that they face, or a tract that they receive. Whatever be the case, what they should soon realize, is their need for salvation. If they do not see that, then there would be no reason for them to stay at all. If at this moment, you have not seen your need for salvation, or do not find it important, then you must ask yourselves, why am I even coming to church?
Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:1-3, that we were all once dead in trespasses and sins. All men are born with this sin nature in us. Just as a person who is physically dead cannot resurrect himself, one who is dead in sin can do nothing make himself come alive spiritually. We are like corpses headed to hell, and nothing we do by ourselves can help us. Being spiritually dead, we are under Satan’s domain, and are walking according to the wicked ways of the world. Not only that, but we are also walking according to the desires of Satan himself, who is the prince of the power of the air! The Bible says that he is working in all the ‘children of disobedience’ – people who are unsaved! This is indeed a scary thought, for we would then be simply minions of Satan, doing his bidding. Dearest teen, is this the state that you still find yourself in? This very reason is why we need Christ. We need to be quickened, to be made alive. We need to find a way out of this bondage of sin that we were born in, out of a life where we are simply living to fulfil the terrible lustful desires of the flesh and mind. We need a Saviour who can cleanse us from all our sins, and bring us into a relationship with God. Do you know who this Saviour is? Have you really put your faith and trust in Him, and repented of your evil and wicked ways? Or are you still the person Paul describes in Ephesians 2:1-3, one who is headed for destruction and condemnation?
For those of you who have already put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, you are no longer dead in your sins but now have a new life in Christ. You should now seek to know this great Saviour who has saved you, and live your life in service to Him!
Thought: We are either walking according to the world and Satan, or we are walking with Christ. There is no middle ground.
Prayer: Lord, I realise my need for salvation. May You give me the grace to have faith in Thee!