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Saturday, September 26, 2009

No Greater Love

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)



A friend is one of the greatest blessings on earth, yet real friends are rare. Many will befriend you in times of prosperity, but few will stay with you when you are sick, helpless and poor.

Above all, there are few friends who will care for your soul. But I want to recommend a real Friend to you. He is "a friend who sticks closer than a brother" (Proverbs 18:24).

He is ready to be your friend in time and eternity. The friend I want you to know is the Lord Jesus Christ. You will be a truly happy person if He is you chief Friend!!

To really understand what Christ did for us on Calvary we have to see love demonstrated. God could have washed away our sins just by saying you're forgiven, but he chose to SHOW his love to us by manifesting Himself in flesh (Christ), died on Calvary's cross, having shed His blood to cleanse us from our sins.



Do you have a Personal Relationship with God? Today you can be in right relationship with Him.

God Loves You and Have An Awesome Plan for Your Life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16 But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8

In God's Sight All Are Sinners.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. ~ Romans 3:23. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. ~ Romans 3:10

God's Remedy for Sin is Simple
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. ~ John 1:12

Do you know what God wants you to do more than anything else today? He wants you to fellowship with Him.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Finding Hope

"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise,
as some men count slackness:
but is longsuffering to usward,
not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance" (2Peter 3:9).


Hope of eternal life begins with Repentance. To repent is to alter one's way of looking at life, and this alters one's behavior. We therefore take God's point of view instead of our own. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19).


Let us listen to this song "At the Cross I Bow My Knees."




It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit will open the eyes of your understanding concerning confession and believing. Let us examine what the Holy Scriptures have to say about this matter.

Romans 10:9-10 says: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thine heart, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." I John 1:9 says: "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

When we confess our sins to God, we are agreeing with Him that what we did, said or thought was wrong. When we confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are in agreement with Him that we need a Savior and that we cannot handle things on our own.

Believe means to trust in, rely upon and adhere (obey) to what the Word of God says. The Lord wants us to put ALL of our trust in Him, to rely upon Him for EVERYTHING and to obey what He tells us. This is for our benefit because when we do these things, He will bless us for His glory.



A Prayer from Psalm 51.

51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.




Now, thank the Lord, who gives you joy, because the heavy burden of sin, guilt and shame has been lifted.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Let The Redeemed OF The Lord Say So!

Salvation is a FREE gift to us from God through his Grace, and Mercy. We can’t earn it, no matter what we do. "It is by grace that we are been saved, through faith—and this is not by our works, it is the gift of God to prevent us from boasting" (Ephesians 2:8-9).

The word of God said that we were created for good works (Ephesians 2:10), but good works cannot save us. Paul says, if salvation could be achieved by law-keeping, then Christ died for nothing (Galatians 2:21).

Grace is the heart of the gospel: We are saved by God’s gift, not by our works. The gospel is "the message of his grace" (Acts 14:3; 20:24). "It is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved" (Acts 15:11). "We are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:24).

We would be hopelessly in sin and condemnation, except for grace. Grace does not give us permission to sin, but grace is given to us when we sin (Romans 6:15; 1 John 1:9). Therefore, whatever good works we do, we should thank God for doing them in us (Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:13).

God "has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace" (2 Timothy 1:9). Also, "He saved us, not because of righteous things that we had done, but because of his mercy" (Titus 3:5).

Our salvation depends on what Christ has done. If you are redeemed you have a testimony to give. You can speak about the "goodness and mercy of the Lord." "Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So" (Ps. 107:2).




What is the purpose of living as Salt and Light in the world if we don't share our faith? "Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So" (Ps. 107:2). We are the Redeemed and our "Say So" is our testimony of thankfulness to the Lord. It's time for the Redeemed of the Lord Rise up and "Say So!"

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