One Day Clinic Devotion
God Demonstrates His Love for Us
I have something I want to show you. It is a neat training tool for basketball.
(demonstrate shot at hoop with” rebound tool” on the rim)
It is designed to help you rebound. Why would it begood for rebounding?
(you could never make a shot)
What if you had to play a game with that on the rim? Could you ever win a game? (no)That is what life is like for us.How many of you have brothers or sisters? Do they ever disobey mom and dad? Do they ever treat you meanly? Do they ever act selfish? Do they ever not tell the truth? (that would belying) Do they ever take your stuff? (that would be stealing) Do they ever put other things before God in there lives?It appears that your brothers and sisters are not perfect people. That means they are SINNERS.They break God’s perfect laws or commandments. If you really look at your life you wouldhave to admit that you are a sinner too. All of us are and that is a really bad thing because God(our creator) is a perfect God and demands us to be perfect in order to go to heaven. Thatmeans if we sin even one time we cannot get to heaven on our own.But that is the bad news just like the thing on our rim. It is impossible to score and it isimpossible to get to heaven on our own. I have a book for you that I want to hand out that hasgood news, in fact great news about God’s love for us. This is God’s Word – the Bible!
Read Romans 5:8:
“But God demonstrates His love for us in this: While wewere still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jesus came and used a pole to take the lid off the basket (do this to the “reboundtool”). Well, in a similar way Jesus used a cross to die for us and rolled away thestone as He rose for us to take away all of our sins and win victory over sin, deathand the devil.
That is great news and God did all this so you could spend eternity with Him in heaven. Jesusloves you and wants to be your best friend. He talks to us through His word (you now have aBible to read at home) and we can talk to Him through prayer. We will do that in just amoment.Remember that God/Jesus lovers you and that He is always there for you.Prayer