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The Corners of a Building

Most all buildings have four corners especially very large buildings. A roof without walls requires four pillars to hold it up. It is this square structure that gives the building stability to withstand the weight of all the floors above and the four pillars withstand the weight of the roof above. Take away one pillar and the entire roof comes crumbling down. Take away one corner of a large building and the building will come crumbling down. Today I’m going to share with you the four pillars of salvation take away one of these and you have a lost soul.

{We are all sinners}. The Bible says: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. God has given us His law to follow and if you fall short at any point you have sinned; and we all have sinned. Take a look at God’s laws, His ten commandments.
1. I am the Lord your God and you shall worship only me.
2. Do not create for yourself any false God’s and bow down to them.
3. Do not take the Lord’s name in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy.
5. Honor your father and mother.
6. Do not murder.
7. Do not commit adultery.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not lie.
10. Do not covet what belongs to your neighbor.
They go even deeper, God is spirit He sees every thought we have, Jesus said: “whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment”. The Bible says: “Whoever hates his brother is a murder”. Jesus expounds on adultery, He said: “whoever looks at a woman to lust for her as already committed adultery with her in his heart”. No one can look at God’s laws and be clean. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.

{Our sin separates us from God}. “For the wages of sin is death”. When you work a job you get a wage for the work you have done, the Bible tells us that the wage we have earned for the things we have done is death and it’s not talking about the death of your body but the death of your soul. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, will inherit the kingdom of God”. “All liars will have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death”. “And they will be tormented day and night forever”. There is no soft way to put it; this is the wage we have earned by breaking God’s laws and sinning. This is hard to except, but it is the truth.

{Christ died for us}. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”. While we were still sinners Christ die for us. Isn’t that just absolutely amazing that God the creator of all things was willing to take our punishment, the punishment that we deserved while we were still sinning, before we were willing to turn from sin and even before we accepted who he was. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends”. The God of the universe loves you; Jesus loves you he laid down His life for you despite all you have done.

{Through trusting in Christ we can be saved}. “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved”. You see trust goes beyond belief, the Bible says: “Even the demons believe-and tremble”! Yes Satan and his demons believe that Jesus is God, that He is the Christ that takes away the sins of the world but they do not except His lord ship, they do not trust in Him alone for salvation. You will be judged; “it is appointed men to die once then comes judgment”. So trust in the saving grace of Jesus Christ to save you from the judgment for your sins. That’s right if you trust in Jesus Christ you will not be judged for your sins, for he has already paid the price for your sins. But you most trust in Him like you would a life preserver on a ship that’s going down, because in many ways we are on a ship that’s going down. This world is dying, our bodies are dying you don’t know for sure if this is the last day of your life, so trust in Christ for salvation today.

1. We are all sinners.
2. Our sin separates us from God.
3. Jesus is Lord and He died for us.
4. Through trusting in Christ we can be saved.

Trust in Christ alone for your salvation,
Mike Peek

(Bible verses quoted NKJV: Romans 3:23, Deuteronomy 5:17-20, Matthew 5:22, 1 John 3:15, Romans 6:23, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Revelations 21:8, Revelations 20:10, Romans 5:8, John 15:13, Romans 10:13, James 2:19, Hebrews 9:27)

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