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Why I Evangelize

Last week I mentioned briefly why I go out and evangelize the gospel of Jesus Christ and I would like to talk more in depth about that today. In Luke Chapter 7 Jesus was in the home of a Pharisee having a meal when in walks a women of the city who came to the feet of Jesus weeping, and proceeds to clean the feet of Jesus with her tears and wiped them with her own hair, kissing His feet and anointing them with fragrant oil. The Pharisee couldn’t believe that He would allow this woman to touch Him, and begins to show the Pharisee how she had treated Him with much love, while the Pharisee had not. He then proceeds to say these words; “Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little” (Luke 7:47). You see a couple of years ago God made me aware of my sin and showed me His Son who had paid the price for my sin; I repented and put my faith in Jesus Christ, I was born again, my sin was carried into …

Beautiful Day

I would like to share with you briefly the wonderful day that God created and gave me yesterday of which I am very thankful. I have been working nights so I don’t have many mornings awake. Yesterday I arose at 8:30am without much sleep but enough to get by, as is my habit I read my bible then spent time in prayer and was off to Sunday school and Church with my wife. In Church I heard a powerful sermon given through a guest speaker, (Kevin Kirkland) who had just done our church youth group’s DNow weekend, this man preached the law and the gospel beautifully and it was so sweet and wonderful to my ear and my heart, stirring within me the Spirit of the Lord. Also spoke of buying back children from the world.

I went home to write but what I’m writing is nowhere even close to putting on the internet yet for I need to do some more reading, the more I unpack this the more there is to unpack, it is so wonderful and amazing as God is wonderful and awesome. If you have read my blogs you w…

Arguably the Most Important Sentence in Scripture

Arguably the most important sentence in scripture, it begins and ends with God. It is one complete and perfect thought from beginning to end. It speaks of the Father, the Son, and is Holy Spirit inspired; it is the words of God.
It holds seven key truths about God and man’s relationship to God:

1. That God is Holy
2. That man is radically depraved and worthy of all condemnation
3. That God is a Just Judge
4. That God is Love
5. That God is Merciful
6. That man is justified only by the free Grace of God through faith
7. That God is Righteous

It is good news; it is the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hold it dear to my heart reflecting on it often throughout the day, and it comforts me through the night. Thank you LORD for your merciful grace upon me a sinner, worthy of all condemnation.

“For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiatio…

The Laborers Are Few

It seems as though I will have a subject on my mind all week then when I sit down to write God gives me something else entirely different and that is the case this week. God in His glorious grace saved me a few years ago; I came to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ after spending many years as a false convert. It was as though for the first time I saw myself in the light of God’s moral law and knew who He was, who I was and what I had done; then I saw the Savior Jesus Christ in a light I had never seen Him in before, the cross of Jesus Christ meant more to me in that moment than anything in the world. I am a sinner who deserves death and hell yet God Himself paid for my sins through the shedding of His own blood. How could I go on sinning, how could I continue to live a life of sin and reject Him, I could not, He brought me to repentance and faith. From that time I knew through the reading of His word that I was no longer my own but that I was His bought at a high price, the p…

“What is man that You are mindful of him”

The Psalmist wrote many years ago, “What is man that You are mindful of him”. I am so thankful for a loving God who is mindful of this man. Sometimes I am just overwhelmed with the love of God, then other times I’m crushed by the magnitude of sin that I have committed in my life time against a perfect and Holy God. While at the same time loathing myself because of my sins I have peace because there is no condemnation for my sins. I know that I don’t deserve it and yet He has saved me; and the way He has saved me completely humbles me and brings me to my knees. Think about this, God became a man; Holy God became a man and dwelt among us. Why would He do that? People often times consider themselves better than other people because of race, economics, or education to be better than another person; and I have to admit this sinful man has done the same as well. Yet Holy God who is so far above any of us we can’t even begin to imagine “made himself of no reputation, taking the form …

Propitiation

Over the past few weeks I have been meditating and writing about the awesome wonders of the gospel as presented in Romans chapter 3. I have written about the fact that God is good and we are not; and the answer to this dilemma being the cross of Jesus Christ. I have written about the fact that God is just and God is merciful; two contrasting truths with the biggest question being, if God is Just how can He be merciful, the answer to how God can be just and merciful at the same time being the cross of Jesus Christ. Now I would like to talk about what happened on that cross, how a man is made righteous before God. Now as I attempt to do this I will use an analogy to describe this most awesome and powerful truth. While analogies can be useful they are not exact and there is no way of fully explaining this incredible truth. What I would like to talk about today is propitiation. This word is found in all the literal translations of scripture in Romans 3:25 and it is the reason God c…