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ISO: The Lost

I love my GPS app. It gets me to all my appointments with the worry of ending up lost along the way.  If I miss a turn, this very kind male voice with a nice English accent reroutes me. It gives me confidence as I travel in new places.

I remember the days of traveling when I’d pull up a Google map request with directions and print them out before going on my trip. On one occasion, someone neglected to inform Google maps that a high school had been built and the road was rerouted around the school. My directions wanted me to go straight, but straight in front of me was the school. Thankfully, with a little driving around, I found the road I needed to be on. But in those moments between staring down a school that was in my way and finding the road I needed to be on, I felt lost.

Lost. Unable to find one’s way. That’s what we are when we are sinners without Christ’s forgiveness. But Jesus came to seek and to save the lost.

Jesus’ Mission: Seeking and Saving the Lost

Jesus seeks us out and draws us to Him, inviting us to discover His grace, love and forgiveness. The whole reason Jesus came to earth was to seek and save those who are lost. Is He seeking you? Do you feel Him tugging at your heart to surrender your life to Him? He’s holding out His nail-scarred hand to you right now, just as you are – whatever that might look like. You can place your hand in His by simply taking these steps:

From Lost to Found

If you are lost without Christ, you can be found by placing your hand in His and simply taking these steps:

Admitting that you are a sinner who is lost and in need of a Savior.

That’s the bad news. We are all sinners and the penalty for sin is death.

Romans 3:23. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord

Believing that He is the only Son of God who died in your place paying your penalty for sin, was buried and rose again three days later defeating death, hell, and the grave.

The good news is that God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to pay the penalty for our sin in our place. There is no sin too big for Him to forgive. You don’t have to get your life in order and then come to Jesus…come just as you are. He promised that if we put our trust in Him that we can have eternal life.

John 3:16. For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 6:40. For this is the will of My Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

John 10:28-30. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.” 

Confessing that Jesus is Lord.

When Jesus rose from the dead, he proved His victory over eternal death. God wants you to confess that Jesus is Lord of all and that He is your Savior.

Romans 10:9. If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Once you confess Jesus as Lord, you’re no longer lost, but found!

Salvation is a free gift to all who are lost

Paul taught in Romans 6:23 that salvation is free gift. There is absolutely nothing we can do to earn it. It can’t be bought. It can’t be weighed as good deeds against bad deeds. Not a one of us can live a life good enough to get to heaven on our own. It is a gift of God and it’s ours simply by reaching out and accepting it.

Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” It is only because of God’ unfailing love and amazing grace that we have this free gift of salvation. Without it, all of us would receive exactly what we deserve: eternity in hell. If you’re ready to accept that gift right now, simply pray to Him following the steps above and ask Jesus to be your Savior. If you do and are sincere, then welcome to the family of God. We’re glad you’ve been found.

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The tassel was worth the hassle

This week, we are celebrating the accomplishments of the class of 2021. If you have a high school, college, or university graduate this year, our “Tassel was worth the Hassle” shirts and products make a great gift. View the samples below and other products in this design in our Spreadshop store. Once in the store, you can click on the customize tab and add your school name or graduate’s name!

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See our other graduation tees and products:

Graduating Seniors, Class of 2021 and #Done2021

Once in the store, you can click on the customize tab and add your school name or graduate’s name!

See our other graduation tees and products:

Graduating Seniors and Class of 2021

Once in the store, you can click on the customize tab and add your school name or graduate’s name!

The slide show below highlights some of our favorite Christian Tees designs available in our Spreadshop and Teespring stores.

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Canvas art and posters are available in the Teespring store. Many of our Christian Tees are also available at Teespring.

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