Have you ever felt insecure in God’s love? You find yourself asking, “How could God ever love someone like me?” You begin to wonder whether your even worthy of worshipping God. Perhaps you feel guilty from a past or recent sin and wonder if a relationship with God could even be offered to someone like you.
Maybe you’ve begun to question your salvation. You think, “Am I really saved?” Perhaps you’ve heard someone talking about losing his or her salvation and you ask, “Is it possible to lose my salvation?” Does God really promise that we are safe in salvation?
Perhaps you’ve wondered in the midst of busy week, “Why do we even go to church?” On Sunday mornings when you’d like to sleep in, you think, “Maybe I can just skip the service this Sunday and it’ll be OK.” Perhaps you’ve even stopped attending church regularly and think, “This doesn’t seem that bad.”
Our passage this evening declares that Christ has opened the way to God and, in doing so, Christ teaches us to place our faith in Christ to pay for our sins, to hold fast to the truth of our salvation, and to encourage one another in our Christian walk.