Imagine for a moment how everything in this planet just began
I know by reading in the Holy Bible how God created everything
I learned of all this in the book of Genesis since I was a small child
There was nothing in the beginning to be found, not a single little thing...
There was only a void and there wasnít any sea, land or any sky
God then had a wonderful plan in His mind about changing all this
He started to create all the things we see and some we havenít done yet
He created day and night then and all the planets in our solar system
God saw that everything looked so good so He created man just like Him
In His own image He created man and called him Adam and then created Eve
The woman he formed from one of Adamís ribs when he slept peacefully
God was so good to both of them as they enjoyed their life in Paradise
That wonderful place where they lived happily for a while nobody knows
For how long till Satan as a serpent tempted them and they fell forever into sin.
Dorian Petersen Potter
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
-'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (NIV)
- Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer
Romans 12: 12 ( NIV )
-The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.'
Exodus 14: 13 ( NIV )
-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this World, against spiritual
wickedness in the high places.
Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4: 13 ( NIV )
-This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that
God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
1 John: 5
-What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Matthew 16:26 (NIV)
1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.
3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.
4. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
~2 Timothy 3 - 5 - King James Version (KJV) ~
- HOW TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR -
God loves you and has a plan for you!
The Bible says, 'God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life' (John 3:16).
Jesus said, 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly' ó a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).
Here's the problem: man is sinful and separated from God.
We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls 'sin.' The Bible says, 'All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God' (Romans 3:23).
The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23).
The good news?
God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever.
'God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us' (Romans 5:8).
But it didnít end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives!
'Christ died for our sins. Ö He was buried. Ö He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures' (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me' (John 14:6).
Would you like to receive Godís forgiveness?
We canít earn salvation; we are saved by Godís grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sinsóthatís called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the prayer below to accept Christ as your Savior.
'Dear God, I know Iím a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.'
If you have just prayed this prayer, congratulations!
You have received Christ as your Savior and have made the best decision you will ever makeóone that will change your life forever!
One of the characteristics of fallen human nature is the rejection of whatís best. This began all the way back in the Garden of Eden, when Satan tempted Eve to rebel against God and exert her right to determine her own course. Ever since, people have been pursuing their desires based on self-interest. Itís understandable that this is the worldís mindset; sadly, though, it is also the attitude of many Christians who attend church but consider serving an encroachment on their time.
Such self-centered reasoning is grounded in three misconceptions.
1. We donít understand who God is. Heís the divine Creator of the universe and the sovereign Ruler over heaven and earth. He redeemed us from sin with the precious blood of His Sonóin other words, He purchased us from slavery to sin. In that way, we become His slaves, who serve Him out of love and gratitude.
2. We donít understand why we are here. We were created to worship and serve God. This is our destiny and the way we glorify Him.
3. We donít understand the Lordís great purpose in the world. He is building His kingdom, and we have been commissioned to be involved in this process by ministering to one another and proclaiming the gospel near and far.
God intended Christian service to be a divine privilege, a fulfilling opportunity, and an avenue of blessing. To say we canít fit it into our schedule is a rejection of what God has commanded and ordained as best. But the truth is, what we forfeit by not serving is far greater than anything we could gain by selfishly pursuing our own way.
By Dr. ( Pastor ) Charles F. Stanley
How does Godís promise of a new life bring hope when youíre struggling with guilt or shame? How will you rely on the Spiritís power today instead of your own?