Wednesday, November 27, 2013

7 Promises of God

  1. He has promised to supply every need we have. Phillipians 4:19 says: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  What type of need do you have? God has Promised  to supply Every need. This would include food, clothing, shelter, companionship, love, and salvation thru Jesus Christ.
  2. God has promised that His grace is sufficient for us. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says: My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. In fact God has made Promise for salvation by His grace through faith. Do you have faith?  We must possess faith so we can have access into the grace of God.
  3. God has promised that His children will not be overtaken with temptation. I don’t want to be overtaken by temptation…Do you?  I Corinthians 10:13 says: no temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but god is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.  God assures us that a way of escape will be provided.
  4. God has promised us victory over death. He first resurrected Jesus by way of assuring our resurrection. I Corinthians 15:3,4 says Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.  Thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. God has promised that all things work together for good to those who love and serve Him faithfully (Romans 8:28). It may be difficult for us to see and understand how this is accomplished at times. When we may be going through a situation of sorrow or pain and may not know the words to pray. Believe that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. How many of you believe that ? God has promised it, and He will deliver.
  6. God has promised that those who believe in Jesus and are baptized for the forgiveness of sins will be saved. and Acts 2:38). Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Who wants their sins forgiven? Who wants to receive the gift of the Holy Spirt?
  7. God has promised His people eternal life  John 10:27 says:  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  Eternal Life is gods ultimate promise to us.  Live so that the promises of God will be yours.

I Believe

"Living your life for God is a lot easier than living for the devil."~CW

I can remember when my life was a mess, but when I ask God to release me from the agony and pain that I was in.....He did.

My life is a miracle, because I was led out of darkness and my life was spared.

When you are in such distress no one can help you BUT GOD.

Believe that if you cry out to God, He will hear your voice.

I'm glad he heard mine. Thank you God.

10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints,” (Eph. 6:10-18)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Salvation Through Jesus Christ.

1. God's Purpose...Peace and Life

God's Purpose... Peace and Life
God loves you and wants you to know Him so He can fill you with peace and give you real life -- forever.
The Bible says::
  • Because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live at peace with God (Romans 5:1)
  • God loved the people of this world so much that He gave His only son, so that everyone who has faith in Him will have eternal life and never die (John 3:16).
Jesus said:
  • "I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest" (John 10:10).
Since God planned for us to have peace and real life right now, why are so many people hurting or angry inside?

2. Our Problem...Separation From God

God's Purpose... Peace and Life
God created us in His own image so we can know Him personally and have a joy-filled life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him, but gave us a will and a freedom of choice. Since the beginning of time, we have chosen to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God and ends in misery.
The Bible says:
  • All of us have sinned and fallen short of God's holiness (Romans 3:23).
  • The result of unforgiven sin is death. But God's gift is eternal life given by Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).
The Bible says that disobeying God results in being separated from Him.
Our attempts can never unite us with God. Through the ages, people have tried many ways to bridge this gap and reach God -- without success.
The Bible says:
  • Adam sinned, and that sin brought death into the world. Now everyone has sinned, and so everyone must die (Romans 5:12).
  • You may think you are on the right road and still end up dead (Proverbs 14:12).
There is only one way to reach God.

3. God's Remedy...The Cross

God's Purpose... Peace and Life
Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem. He is the only One who can bring us back to God. He died on the Cross and rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and people.
The Bible says:
  • There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God (1 Timothy 2:5).
  • Christ died once for our sins. An innocent person died for those who are guilty. Christ did this to bring you to God
    (1 Peter 3:18).
  • But God showed how much He loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful (Romans 5:8).
God has provided the only way -- we must make the choice.

4. Our Response...Give Ourselves to Christ

Our Response... Give Ourselves to Christ
We must trust Jesus Christ to forgive our sins and determine to obey Him for the rest of our lives. That way we can know God and find peace again.
The Bible says:
  • So you will be saved, if you honestly say, Jesus is Lord, and if you believe with all your heart that God raised Him from death. God will accept you and save you, if you truly believe this (Romans 10:9-10).
Is there any good reason why you cannot turn your life over to Jesus Christ right now?
How to give your life to Christ:
1. Admit you are a sinner and need forgiveness.
2. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.
3. Through prayer, confess that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and commit to live for Him for the rest of your life.