Monday's Mini-Messages 2017

02/13/17
When most people see a bearded guy with a wooden sign which says "REPENT" on a street corner, they normally think he is a little strange and extreme. However, he may be much more like Jesus, John the Baptist and other men of God than you think: 1) Matt. 3:1 "John the Baptist (came), preaching...And saying, Repent..." 2) Matt. 4:17 - "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent..." 3) Ac 2:38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent..." 4) Paul said, "God...commandeth all men every where to repent:" Have you repented of your sin and placed you faith in Jesus Christ alone to save you?

02/06/17
Psalm 119:11 - "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." In Hollywood films if anyone quotes scripture, they are nearly always portrayed as psychopaths or self-righteous hypocrites. However, reality is much different. Each saint should strive to memorize scripture, to combat the multitudes of temptations we face each day. Even Jesus, when tempted by Satan three times, responded each time with scripture (Matthew 4).

01/23/17
Romans 3:23 - "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Sin literally means to miss the mark, and in the context of the Bible it means to miss the standard which God has set for righteousness. Many mistakenly assume if someone is 51% good, they will be good enough for heaven. However, 51% is not the standard, 100% is the standard, and none of us have attained to this standard. So, what are we to do in order to have the level of righteousness required for heaven? We must believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again; and trust in this for our salvation. When we do this, God imputes to us the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

01/16/17
Matthew 20:28 - "...the Son of man came...to give his life a ransom for many." Ransom is a word we normally hear used when hostages are taken and the abductor is requiring payment to be made before releasing them. However, this passage uses the word to describe what Jesus did for sinners. Each one of us have sinned against God and owe a price that we could never pay ourselves. However, Jesus took our sin upon Himself and paid our RANSOM! Now if we appropriate what He has done for us, we can go free!

01/09/17
Acts 3:19 - "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out..." Converted means to be changed from one thing/form to another, and is one word used to describe salvation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says that anyone who is "in Christ" (i.e. saved) is a new creature and old things are passed away and all things are become new. Have you been converted? If so, what is different about your life since your conversion? What things are no longer a part of your life, and what new things exist? Have you ceased from your drunkenness, fornication, selfishness, envy and reveling? Do you now read your Bible, serve in your local church and witness of the saving power of Jesus Christ? All of these questions are worthy considerations.

01/23/17
Romans 3:23 - "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Sin literally means to miss the mark, and in the context of the Bible it means to miss the standard which God has set for righteousness. Many mistakenly assume if someone is 51% good, they will be good enough for heaven. However, 51% is not the standard, 100% is the standard, and none of us have attained to this standard. So, what are we to do in order to have the level of righteousness required for heaven? We must believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again; and trust in this for our salvation. When we do this, God imputes to us the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

01/16/17
Matthew 20:28 - "...the Son of man came...to give his life a ransom for many." Ransom is a word we normally hear used when hostages are taken and the abductor is requiring payment to be made before releasing them. However, this passage uses the word to describe what Jesus did for sinners. Each one of us have sinned against God and owe a price that we could never pay ourselves. However, Jesus took our sin upon Himself and paid our RANSOM! Now if we appropriate what He has done for us, we can go free!

01/09/17
Acts 3:19 - "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out..." Converted means to be changed from one thing/form to another, and is one word used to describe salvation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says that anyone who is "in Christ" (i.e. saved) is a new creature and old things are passed away and all things are become new. Have you been converted? If so, what is different about your life since your conversion? What things are no longer a part of your life, and what new things exist? Have you ceased from your drunkenness, fornication, selfishness, envy and reveling? Do you now read your Bible, serve in your local church and witness of the saving power of Jesus Christ? All of these questions are worthy considerations.

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