How to Avoid Distraction and Keep your eyes fixed on God

Greetings, Our premiere publication The Word for Today is an excellent resource that can help you. One of the biggest challenges we have in our society today is we’re distracted—sometimes we don’t even realise it. But just like inattention at the wheel can be fatal, so too can our lives take wrong turns when we …Read More

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A Beacon of Hope to the Nation

Dear friends, What a challenging start to the new decade it has been for many Aussies! Fire, flood, drought and high anxiety fuelled by the constant barrage of speculation and negativity from our nation’s media (most but not all… 🙂). Who we choose to listen to will shape our thinking and our lives. We saw …Read More

What’s Shaping Your Perspective on the Future?

Dear friends, When I started high school way back in 1980, I remember working out that in the year 2020 I would be 51 and thinking to myself, ‘Wow, that’s old!’ Well, here we are. Perspective is an interesting thing! So as we begin a new decade, I have a question for you: what will …Read More

Helping Aussies Focus on God and His Word

Dear friends, As with each letter that I write to you, this morning I prayed: ‘Lord, what would you have me say?’ Just then an email arrived. It was from a young lady in a town where Vision Christian Radio was first switched on 17 years ago. Her words captured me. She said: ‘I’ve listened …Read More

Today's Word For Today reading

The Importance of The Cross (1)

‘God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Galatians 6:14 KJV

It’s interesting that in the Bible Jesus doesn’t ask us to remember His birth or His resurrection, although we know we should, but He tells us to remember His death. When He instituted the Lord’s Supper, He said, ‘This do in remembrance of Me.’ (Luke 22:19 KJV) Paul said, ‘God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.’

The cross is an instrument of death. So why glory in it? Because of what took place there. When Jesus said, ‘It is finished,’ all your sins from the cradle to the grave were paid for. So the cross is God’s first and last word when it comes to salvation. It’s His first word because Jesus was ‘the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.’ (Revelation 13:8 KJV) And the cross is God’s last word about salvation, for in Heaven they will sing, ‘You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.’ (Revelation 5:9 ESV)

There is no ‘plan B’ for salvation. The only road that goes to Heaven goes through Calvary. You can’t bypass the cross or go around it if you want to be saved. The Bible says, ‘Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.’ (Hebrews 9:22 ESV) As you look at the cross today, you’ll see the curse of sin, the cost of sin, and the cure for sin. And as you look at the cross, remind yourself: ‘He did it for me.’

SoulFood: Exo 12:1–14, 1 Cor 11:20–34, Ps 25:16–22

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2020

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