I asked the boys, “Why did Jesus die for us? So we can have peace with God through Him. Romans 5:1, ‘Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ How come we do not have peace with God? Sin. Romans 3:23, ‘…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’
“Like Adam and Eve, our sin has separated us from God. Isaiah 59:2, ‘But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.’ God looks down from heaven and what does He see? Psalm 14:1-3, ‘The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.’
“However, God loves us so much that He gave His one and only Son. John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ God does not want anyone to go to hell but, rather, to be with Him. John 3:17, ‘For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him.’
“Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. John 14:6, ‘Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ Jesus died for the ungodly. He died so we could be with Him. Romans 5:6-8, ‘You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this; while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’
“Why did Jesus die for us? To be saved from the wrath of God. Romans 5:9, ‘Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him.’ We will have peace with God.
We were able to take a couple of our leaders to San Lucas to get haircuts and buy junk food. They were also able to buy things for the Independence Day celebrations next week. Each class will either demonstrate a typical dance, clothes, poems and/or food. Our leaders were able to use their pay to help out the teachers. We are proud of them.
Lee and Candy