Friday, April 14, 2017

Saviour On The Cross

Saviour On The Cross

Jesus carried his heavy cross to Calvary 
It was all because of his great love for you and me 
Cruel men did mock him and spit in his face
He endured it all because he was taking our place

It was our sin that put him on the cross that day
Dying for our sins so we would not have to pay
It was his love that kept him nailed to the tree
So we could be forgiven and in Heaven one day be

If he had not paid that tremendous price for us
There would simply be no hope because 
It took the blood of the sinless Lamb of God to pay for all
For all the sins of the world since the Adam and Eve fall

If we had to pay for our own sins, we would have to go to Hell
It is such a horrible place with fire, that it breaks my heart to tell
That is where there is gnashing of teeth and weeping and wailing 
But Jesus paid for our sins and his love is unfailing

When he suffered on the cross and bled and died
"Truly this was the Son of God" some cried
After that he was in the tomb for three days and then arose
The payment did suffice and eternal life to believers he bestows

When I get to Heaven I am going to tell Jesus 
"Thank you for all you did for me. 
I don't deserve to be here 
But you saved me mercifully"

If you do not know Jesus personally, just trust in his sacrifice for you
Just ask him to be your saviour and you can have eternal life too


John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. 

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon he name of the Lord shall be saved.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Not Everyone Who Thinks They Are Saved Are Saved

The bible teaches that not everyone who thinks they are saved are saved.  In fact, in the book of Matthew, it says that many people who think they have done great works for God and for Christ, will not enter into heaven at all, but will be lost for all eternity in the lake of fire.
Matthew 7:21: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 
22: Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23: And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 
What a sad day it will be for those who thought they did great things for God to not be allowed into heaven.

So what made these people miss the boat?  The answer is because they trusted in themselves that they were righteous and just tagged the name of Jesus on to it to make themselves appear as great Christians, when in fact they were not even Christians at all as Jesus stated in Matthew 7:23, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." They thought they did many wonderful works, but the bible tells us the only work of God that gives eternal life is to believe on his only begotten Son.
John 6:28: Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
John 6:29: Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.  That is the only work we can do to get us into heaven, just believe on Jesus alone and nothing else.  All the work done to give us salvation was done by Jesus two thousand years ago when he died on the cross and rose from the grave as payment for our sins.. It is not what we do for Jesus that saves us, it is what he did for us that saves us.

In the book of Luke is a story of a man who thought he was righteous, but he actually was not.
Luke 18:9: And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11: The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers or even as this publican.
12: I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13: And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14: I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

It is simply by pure mercy that God saves us through trusting in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We don't deserve salvation and we cannot earn it; it is a totally free gift . Titus 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Ephesians 2:8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the  gift of God. 9: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

The bible says that our own righteousness, or in other words, our own good works that we do that we think will get us into heaven are in fact filthy rags to God.
Isaiah 64:6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnessess are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Therefore, in conclusion, if you are trusting in your own works that you are doing in the name of religion or in the name of Christ, you are not saved, but if you have put your trust only in Jesus for your salvation and what he did for you, when he died on the cross and rose again the third day, you are saved. You are either trusting in your own self, or you are trusting totally on Jesus for your salvation, and the bible says in John 14:6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 3:36: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. Notice how this verse says "he that believeth", not he that does great and wonderful works.  It is not about what we do for Jesus, it is about what Jesus did for us.  When you decide to put your trust in Jesus and not yourself for salvation, that is called receiving Jesus as your personal savior.  John 1:12: 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.  So the way to receive him as your own savior is to simply believe on his name, trust him to forgive your sins and give you eternal life, and have absolutely no trust in yourself or anything that you could ever do.  When you do that you become God's child, as it says 'he gave them power to become the sons of God."  The bible also says to call upon him when you are putting your trust and faith in him.  To put your trust in Jesus just call upon him to save you and he will. Romans 10:9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  Romans 10:13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 

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Friday, August 19, 2016

How To Have Peace In A Troubled World

The world is full of strife and misery and woe. Just turn on the news and all you see is war, murders, rioting, mad gunmen, disease, tornadoes and hurricanes.  You may be wondering if there is any hope, if there is any way to find peace in the troublesome world we live in.  But there is a way to have peace in the midst of it all, and that peace comes only from Jesus.  The bible tells us that Jesus has overcome the world.  John 16:33: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  You see, Jesus left his father's home from heaven, where everything is perfect and no sin, and he came to this world of woe just to be able to live a sinless life, and to suffer and die for us.  It was not easy to leave heaven to come to this world, but that is how much he loved our souls and wants us to be saved. He came from heaven to earth and then he went back to heaven.  John 16:28: I came forth from the Father; and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
John 6:33: For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
John 6:51: I am the living bread which came down from heaven.....

Souls everywhere are troubled and perplexed on every hand and don't even know where to turn.  The answer is to turn your eyes upon Jesus.  John 14:27: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Real genuine, true peace comes only through the peace that Jesus alone can give.  There is no other peace apart from Jesus.  You can try everything in the world to find peace, but you will never find it. Money cannot buy it.  It cannot be obtained through education, careers, hobbies, worldly accomplishments, fame, relationships, pleasures in life, or anything else in the world.

Philippians 4:6: Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7: And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Once we are saved, we know that Jesus will never leave us or forsake us.  Hebrews 13:5b:.... for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  Just knowing that Jesus will never forsake us no matter what kind of trial or tribulation we are going through, brings great peace.  We can absolutely count on it because the bible says he will keep us. 
Isaiah 26:3: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

No matter how bad the turmoil is in the world, we can have perfect peace in the midst of it all by keeping our mind on the Lord by thinking on his Word.

And if you've never trusted in Christ as your savior, maybe not only is the world in turmoil, but your life may be in turmoil and distress also.  In that situation, it is important to trust Christ. Jesus can give you life more abundant and forgiveness of sins, and peace in your heart.  John 10:10:  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

When your sins are forgiven, you receive peace into your heart.  The following verses show how Jesus forgives sins and gives peace.
Luke 7:48: And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
49: And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
50: And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

People Need The Lord


People everywhere are hurting because they need the Lord.
Souls are wandering aimlessly in darkness trying to find the meaning of life.

People's minds are troubled, they just can't seem to figure out what life is all about.
They try searching deep in their souls to find the answers to all life's troubles and woes, only to come up empty and still wondering why.

The answer to this dilemma is Jesus, the only one who can give peace to a heart that is sad and lonely and troubled and doesn't know which way to turn.

Jesus is the only one who can turn the darkness into light, take the downhearted and lift him up to a whole new height.

John 14:27: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

He will forgive any sin you've ever done or ever will do because he paid for your sins in his own body when he died upon the cruel cross. I Peter 2:24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree....

Many are fearful, unsure of what the future has for them, but for those who know Jesus as their savior, their future is wonderful.

John 14:1: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  2: In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you.

Not only does God give us peace from knowing Jesus, we are sure we have eternal life and will live forever in heaven when we die, as one of the most famous verses in the bible, John 3:16, says "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.


Whosoever means "anybody," no matter who you are or where you are in life, whether rich or poor, free or enslaved, married or unmarried, white or black, young or old, educated or uneducated, sick or healthy, successful or unsuccessful, it doesn't matter, the promise is to "whosoever",.


But what is the "whosoever" to do? - believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, as it says in John 3:16... "whosoever believeth."  Also it says in John 3:36: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

You may have a dreaded disease and are suffering much affliction in your body, but when you get to heaven, you'll never be in pain or suffer again, and heaven lasts forever, our life here on earth doesn't last forever.

Jesus suffered great pain and agony, more than anyone who ever lived, to pay for our sins, so we wouldn't have to pay for them ourselves and go to hell forever.  He did that out of his great love for us and God, the father, loved us so much that he gave his only begotten son for us.

Acts 16:30-31: ... Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31: And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ....


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Call Upon The Lord And Be Saved

There are so many definitions heard nowadays about how to be saved that it is hard to sort through all of them, and it actually brings confusion to people's minds about which one is right.  Some examples of these are to invite Jesus into your life, give your life to Christ, make a commitment to Christ, surrender your life to Christ, repent of your sins, make Jesus lord of your life, or have a personal relationship with Christ.  You may be thinking, well they are all about the same thing, just worded differently, but that is not true at all. Actually, none of the above are accurate in their explanation of how to be saved. The bibles even says in I Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion..." , so the bible is very clear that to be saved is to believe on Christ and call upon his name.

John 3:16 is a very famous verse in the bible that says, "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," and verse 17 says, "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."  Did you notice how it says whosoever believes shall have everlasting life and be saved.  Over 90 times in the book of John the word "believe" is used,  It is believe, believe, believe.  It never once says make a commitment to Christ, surrender your life to Christ, or any of the other above examples, it is just believe.  In the book of Acts chapter 16 is the story of a man who wanted to know how to be saved.  Acts 16:30b: Sirs, what must I do to be saved,?  and verse 31:a: And they said, Believe on :the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved....

The following are some verses in the book of John which speak about believing.
John 3:18: He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  
John 3:36: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  
John 6:35: And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.  
John 6:47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

Again, God spells it out very clearly in I John 5:13: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.  According to this verse, when we believe on Jesus' name and call upon him to save us, we can know beyond any shadow of a doubt that we are saved forever.

You may be thinking, yes I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, so how do I get saved. The answer is found in Romans 10:9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  Romans 10:13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. So first you believe in your heart that Jesus died for your sins and rose again and then you call upon him to save you.

We don't give anything to get saved, we receive to get saved.  John 1:12: 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.  The bible never says to make a commitment to Christ, but on the contrary God made a commitment, to us when he promised that whosoever would believe on Christ and call upon him in faith he would saved.  You may be thinking that that is too easy, but that is clearly the plan of salvation from the bible.  People think they have to do something to earn salvation, but there is nothing we could ever do to earn it, it is a free gift of God's mercy.  That is the sole reason he gave his only begotten son to suffer such agony and pain and to die on the cross for our sins to keep us out of hell, so he could save us and give us eternal life.  Ephesians 2:8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

The following are examples of people who called upon the name of the Lord and were gloriously saved instantly: Luke 18:13: And the publican standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.  In Luke 23:42, the thief on the cross next to Jesus records, "And he said unto Jesus, Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.  Also, in Isaiah 55:6:it says " Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

When the bible says believe on Jesus that does not mean you just believe about Jesus, that he is the son of God, and that he existed.  Believe on him means to depend upon him and rely upon him, put your faith in him and trust in all that he did for you in order to save you and give you forgiveness of sins and eternal life.  The bible says that we must be born again.  We are not just born believing on Jesus; that is why we need to be born again.  The bible says in John 3:2-3: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3) Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  So you see, when you call upon the name of the Lord to save you that is when you are born again,  That is when you become a child of God.  John 1:12: 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.  

When we believe on Jesus (not just believe about), we receive him as our savior.  If you have never called upon the name of the Lord to save you, I pray you will call upon him now and receive this wondrous gift of eternal life.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Salvation Is A Personal Decision


Believing on Jesus is not just a mental consent that Jesus is the Son of God, it is believing with all your heart that Jesus will be your own saviour from your own sins, when you call upon him and trust him. It is putting all your faith in him alone and not in anything you can do yourself at all, like turning over a new leaf, repenting of sins, etc.  It is all by God's grace completely and we are totally undeserving of the gift of salvation. Acts 8:37: And Philip said, If thou believeth with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  The bible says you must believe in thine heart.  Salvation is a personal decision. As an individual you must receive it for yourself.  Acts 16:30-31: And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?  31: And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.  Notice how it says what must I do. The Word of God describes salvation on an individual basis.  The verses below states "your sins," "thy transgressions," and "thy sins".

Isaiah 1:18: Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 43:25: I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

Salvation is a choice that every person in the world must make.  You cannot be neutral about Jesus. You must decide for yourself what you will do with him. If you choose not to accept him as your saviour, then you are making a choice to reject him.  There is no middle ground, Jesus said you are either for me or against me."  Luke 11:23: He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. 

Some people reject Jesus as their personal saviour because they are holding onto some form of religion or some type of church traditions that they have been raised in.  So they reject Christ because they would rather trust in their church.  They reason that if that is what their church says, their church must be right because they talk about God and Jesus.  There are many false religions in the world that use the name of God and Jesus, but they speak not of him in truth.  Jesus said in John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No man cometh unto the father but by me.  So you see, Jesus is the truth, not church traditions.

Mark 7:8: For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Mark7:9: And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.  

The bible even says that there will be some who preach another Jesus.  2 Corinthians 11:4: For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Churches do not save, religion does not save, only Jesus saves.  Won't you come unto him today, trust him with your whole heart, and receive the wonderful gift of salvation.  Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9: Not of works, lest any man should boast.



Monday, April 27, 2015

Jesus Died For Sinners, Not Good People


In the bible there is a parable about a man who was lost and a man who was saved. It is found in Luke chapter 16, and it goes like this:

 Luke 18:9: And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others; 
10: Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 
11: The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers or even as this publican. 
12: I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 
13: And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 
14: I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every man that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

The first man, the Pharisee, thought he was a pretty good guy and that he did a lot of great and wonderful things, and he trusted in himself that he was righteous, but he was wrong because the publican who smote upon his breast and said "God be merciful to me a sinner" was the one who God justified and saved.  The Pharisee was not saved because God tells us in his word that all our own righteousnesses are as filthy rags to him.  Isaiah 64:6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

The way to be saved is to just come to Jesus as you are and ask him to be merciful to you a sinner.  I hope you will understand that Jesus loves you and that he died for you so that you could be forgiven and have eternal life, have peace in your heart, and joy deep down in your soul.  Jesus died for sinners, not for good people.  Mark 2:15: And it came to pass, that as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.  Mark 2:16: And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, how is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? Mark 2:17: When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinner to repentance.

Romans 5:8: But God commented his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:6: For when we were without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.