Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bible Verses to Ponder Upon this Holy (Maundy) Thursday

Here are a few Bible passages to think about today, Holy Thursday. As many people sincerely want to make it up to God today, God also tells us the ONE WAY to come to Him - through Jesus alone. Our sacrifices that we try to offer to cleanse ourlseves are not acceptable since they come from sinners hearts.

Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

Jesus is one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man and this made Him the only acceptable sacrifice that wil cleanse our sins.

Hebrews 10:11-14 " Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this Priest (Jesus) had offered FOR ALL TIME ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS, He sat down at the right hand of God. 13 Since that time He waits for His enemies to be made His footstool, 14 because BY ONE SACRIFICE HE HAS MADE PERFECT FOREVER THOSE WHO ARE BEING MADE HOLY.

Hebrews 7:24-27 "But because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore HE IS ABLE TO SAVE COMPLETELY THOSE WHO COME TO GOD THROUGH HIM, because He always lives to intercede for them. 26 Such a High Priest meets our need — one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, He does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people. HE SACRIFICED FOR THEIR SINS (and everyone else's) ONCE FOR ALL WHEN HE OFFERED HIMSELF"

God offers a relationship with Him through Christ alone. We can come to God simply by repenting of and confessing your sinfulness, asking forgiveness from Him, trusting Christ to cleanse you of sin and save you (give you eternal life) and finally make Him the Master and Boss of your life.