Posts tagged ‘savior’

October 26, 2016

Millennials

millennial

This morning’s newspaper quoted a staggering statistic on millennials. 22% of Millennials make up America’s population, but only 10% believe in Jesus.  What does that say about our future and our current state of society?

What it boldly points out to me is that we are failing to share the Gospel in the world and we are not practicing what we preach to our youth.  Sharing the gospel takes boldness and a desire to get a message of Love out to society that is dying. Dying to know Jesus, but unknowingly. Dying physically. Dying for something different and profound. That is who Jesus is. The anti-mundane. The Way, The Truth and the Life.  The anti-establishment. The ‘against the grain‘ guy who turned the 1st Century upside down!  The man who said “If someone slaps you on the cheek, turn the other,” and “The first shall be last and the last, first” and “Love your enemies and pray for them.”  Who says that in society today? Who makes these statements? No one! Society says just the opposite! Get what’s yours, fight back and hate them who hate you.  Not Jesus.

In order for Christ to be real to others, you must shine that light of His to other people. That includes your family and friends. They are your first point of contact and should be the people you reach out to with the Gospel and practicing what you preach. Hypocrites are everywhere and the Church and body aren’t any different. I always say, that’s why I need Jesus. This is true, however, you must show love in a way that you have been shown that love from your creator.  Love transcends everything.  In order to reach – we must Love first & foremost as Jesus did.

Our approach must be different. The way we have approached society for too long must change. Hell-fire and brimstone have their place, but there isn’t a place for that in evangelism.  There is plenty of time for folks to learn about that in their discipleship walk with the Lord. That won’t get them in the door and get them to realize there is a God so big that He gave his only Son to die for all our sins.

Share your personal testimony, that’s what I do. No one can dispute what your story is and how Christ came into your life and change YOU.  This makes Jesus real to those around you and to whom you are sharing Christ with.  Be genuine and don’t act like you are better than anyone.

We are all broken vessels(realized or not) that need a Savior and that is Jesus. Don’t try to be the savior. Just pray and ask God to make your testimony real to those whom you share it with and keep praying afterwards for those whom he has laid on your heart to pray for.

Let’s get the Gospel out to those millennials and everyone else whom we come in contact.

Blessings.

 

 

 

September 21, 2009

all things a loss

“I count all things but loss for the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord”  Philippians 3:8

To know Jesus as YOUR Lord & Savior is as special as it gets.  To know that He has unconditional love for you is a complete feeling of contentment even as the world judges you.  To know that there is someone who loves you unconditionally without judgement and without ulterior motives is the best feeling and knowledge in the entire world.  A FREE gift for all who accept.  The best things in life are Free and so is the Gift of Salvation!!

To God be the Glory Forever!

January 26, 2009

Romans 1:16

I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God, the salvation of everyone who believes – Romans 1:16

 

The Bible is illegal in 52 countries across the globe.  That is a hard statistic to swallow, especially when you think of the day and age we are in where the clock ticked twelve midnight less than a month ago to 2009! 

Really?  Illegal in 52 countries?  No way?  That is my reaction as well, but it’s true.  You can check it out for yourself at www.persecution.com 

I bring this up because I have a heart for missionaries and for getting the Gospel(good news) out to the entire world that is in desperate need of a Savior.  Everyone might not know they need a Savior, but we all do.  His name is Jesus and I love Him! 

The sad part for me is that I know I don’t act the way I should all the time nor am a great witness all the time for Him, but I try and that also is the reason why I need Him.  To save me from my sins when I don’t act like I always should.  Should I continue on sinning?  By no means, states the Apostle Paul.  I should never take God’s grace and forgiveness for granted and I don’t.  But, this is the human condition from the beginning of time.  We are born into sin, live a life of sin and need forgiveness for that sin and the answer is Jesus, the perfect lamb that was slaughtered for our sakes, a propitiation if you will for that sin.

Let’s pray for the missionaries that are persecuted for their faith in Christ around the world and who are fighting to get the Gospel out into these 52 countries and others like them across the globe.  Let’s pray that God will make a way, when there seems to be no way.

March 27, 2008

who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? 

IN CHEMISTRY, HE TURNED WATER TO WINE;

IN BIOLOGY, HE WAS  BORN WITHOUT THE
NORMAL CONCEPTION;

IN PHYSICS, HE  DISPROVED THE LAW OF
GRAVITY WHEN HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN; 

IN ECONOMICS, HE DISPROVED THE LAW
OF DIMINISHING RETURN  BY FEEDING 5000 MEN WITH
TWO FISHES AND 5 LOAVES OF BREAD; 

IN MEDICINE, HE CURED THE SICK AND THE
BLIND WITHOUT  ADMINISTERING A SINGLE DOSE OF DRUGS;

IN HISTORY, HE IS THE  BEGINNING AND THE END;

IN GOVERNMENT, HE SAID THAT HE SHALL 
BE CALLED WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, PRINCE OF PEACE; 
IN RELIGION, HE SAID NO  ONE COMES TO
THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH HIM; 

SO, WHO IS HE?
HE IS JESUS!

JOIN ME AND LET’S CELEBRATE HIM;
HE IS WORTHY. 

REMAIN IN GOD AND SEEK HIS FACE ALWAYS.
AMEN!

IN GOD I’VE FOUND EVERYTHING!

The Greatest Man in History
Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
He had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
I feel honored to serve such a Leader, Lord and Savior who loves us! 

March 20, 2008

the passion

Today is Maundy Thursday.  The day in which the Last Supper was taken and the day when Jesus is betrayed by Judas Iscariot.   A sad day in deed, but a must for the Savior of the World.  Tomorrow is Good Friday.  Now for me, this term for Friday always puzzled me.  The reason why is because I always wondered why anyone would call the day in which Jesus is spat on, whipped, beaten, wore a crown of thorns, humiliated, beaten, bruised, punished and ultimately crucified?  What’s so good about that? 

The answer is that the devil, the prince of darkness, the liar is forever destroyed!  All because Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for us at the cross.  Everyone, including the devil, thought that this would be the last of Jesus.  Little did they know what was really happening.  The Holy of Holies’ curtain was torn from top to bottom at Jesus’ last breath.  The Holy Spirit was to come and so was Jesus’ Resurrection 3 days later.

Praise Jesus, Praise God for what was accomplished for us almost 2000 years ago!