Another fine Saturday
morning and we have
good news to share!
PEOPLE WITH WHOM WE SPOKE:
John Explains this in his Gospel, Chapter 3 verse 36
1Thessalonians, chapter 5, and verse 9
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
If only people paid as much attention to preparing to meet our Holy God!
Everyone falls into one of the following two categories, the Good News, is that you can transfer from the first to the second, TODAY!
Revelation chapter 1 and verse 7 :
Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
Hebrews chapter 9 verse 28 :
Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
Mark was the next person with whom I spoke. He was happy to agree to most of the Biblical truth that I shared with him, but kept saying that assurance of sin’s forgiven depended on whether you had enough faith. I happily explained to him that the object of faith was what mattered and not the amount of faith. It isn’t a form of energy by which we save ourselves, but a resting in the promises and person of Jesus Christ to do for us what we could never do for ourselves. His philosophy leaves him and all like him on a merciless treadmill where you never know when enough is enough. Listen to the Bible:
Galatians chapter 3 verse 22 :
But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
Romans chapter 10 verse 9:
if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Acts chapter 16 verse 31
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Finally, I spoke with Julie. She had previously received and read literature from us, and was happy to receive more. We pray that the Lord will reveal Himself to her, giving her the faith to believe and be saved.
Saving faith may thus be defined as a voluntary turning from all hope and grounds based on self merit, and assuming an attitude of expectancy toward God, trusting Him to do a perfect saving work based only on the merit of Christ. L. S. Chafer, True Evangelism, pp. 55–6 Galaxie Software. (2002; 2002). 10,000 Sermon Illustrations. Biblical Studies Press.
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice. Wouldn’t you then first discover how much you really trusted it? C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Galaxie Software. (2002; 2002). 10,000 Sermon Illustrations. Biblical Studies Press.
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