From the Pastor’s Desk

How are your New Year resolutions going?

Mine usually end round about the middle of February. We make all these promises to ourselves, to others sometimes and even to God.

I am going to be a better person this year, I am going to lose weight, I’ll do more exercise, I’ll spend less on myself and give more to others. We have I’m sure all been there.

But what happens we fall back into old habits, often we can be just as bad as we were last year and just as annoyed that we haven’t been able to do the things we wanted to do.

Paul the Apostle in the Bible had the same kind of problems with life. He wrote this about himself; “When I want to do good, evil is present with me. {Romans 7 verse 21}. Paul calls this problem sin. He says “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? {Romans 7 verse 24.}

He gives us the answer in the next verse and the answer is Jesus.

“I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

Jesus is the answer because Jesus paid the price for all the bad things we do by dying on a cross in our place. To receive forgiveness we need to believe in Him and say sorry.

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” {Romans 8 verse 1}.