Receiving Jesus Christ into your life as Lord and Savior is a matter of life and death. This is made clear in our scripture reading passage for today. Death is a sure and certainly reality for all and we certainly do not want to die in our sins. But Jesus in one word gave us a way to be forgiven and freed from the bondage of sin, death, hell, and judgment. And that word is “believe.” Believe means to trust in Jesus. And when you do so, you will find him faithful. He will never let you down.
(John 8:21-24) 21 Once more Jesus said to them, “I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come.” 22 This made the Jews ask, “Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, ‘Where I go, you cannot come’?” 23 But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”