Act 2 The Good News!

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! We’re constantly making them. Some are trivial, “What am I going to wear today?” Others are life-changing, like, “Should I take that job and move my family clear across the country?” We all realize that some decisions are much more important than others.

A group of doctors ran an ad in a New York newspaper. Over the picture of an attractive woman, the caption read, “The most important decision I ever made was choosing my spouse. The second, my plastic surgeon.” The text of the ad then suggested that the order of the priorities could be reversed!

Choosing a spouse is immeasurably more important than choosing a plastic surgeon. But deciding to give your life to Christ is the most important decision you can make in life. Of all the uncountable lists of human needs, none is greater than the need for God’s forgiveness.

Some think that their main need is more money. But the richest man in the world is truly poor if he does not know God’s forgiveness, and the poorest is rich if he is forgiven.

Others think that their need is comfort. But as Jesus said in the story of the rich man and Lazarus, those with the most comfortable life on earth with be miserable for all eternity if they die without God’s forgiveness, but the most miserable beggar here who is forgiven will have eternal pleasure at God’s right hand.

In spite of the fact that God’s forgiveness is our greatest need, it’s rare to have someone ask, with desperation in their voice, “what can I do to be forgiven” It is not the burning question in most people’s minds, but it should be. This Sunday we are going to explore Peters answer to that very question as we continue our way through Acts 2.

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