Category Archives: Salvation

FROM THE MANGER TO THE CROSS

FROM THE MANGER TO THE CROSS

God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, as the perfect sacrifice for our sins if only we would receive Him as our Savior and Lord! Let us worship King Jesus this Easter Sunday. As Psalm 150:6 says, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!”

I don’t know where you are in your walk in this life and what you may be going through, but I pray that you are a Christian and if not or if not sure, I pray that you would seek out someone to talk to. Jesus is THE WAY to eternal life.

I’d like to share a little of my personal story. Growing up, it was a given that I attended worship services, Sunday School, and other programs at church.  When I was in the 3rd grade, I went to a confirmation class and joined my church on an Easter Sunday. From that time on I thought I was a Christian because I joined the church.

Through God’s Providence many years later, my family visited a church in Jackson other than the one we were members, because our daughter had been invited by a friend at her school whose father was the pastor. Our family eventually became members of that church. We joined by transferring our membership. In God’s perfect timing after going to Bible studies and hearing the sermons preached along with the plan of salvation, I knew then I had never given my heart to Jesus.  To make a long story short, I prayed in my home on a Saturday in 1987, asking Jesus to save me. On the next day, Sunday, at church, I knew what I must do to make my decision public. When the invitation was given at the end of the service, believe me, my knees were knocking all the way down that aisle!  I told the pastor that I wanted Jesus to be my Savior and the Lord of my life!  Has life been easy since then?  Oh, no, but I know that I am a sinner saved by Grace. In John 16:33, Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble but take heart! I have overcome the world.” I pray that you will receive this in the sincere humility that I share because I care.

I’ll leave you with this blessing from Numbers 6:24-26, “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”

THE MANGER AND THE CROSS

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HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING THE GOOD NEWS!

BEAUTIFUL FEET BRINGING THE GOOD NEWS

THE GOOD NEWS AND THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

God commands Christians to go and tell and spread the Gospel. Romans 10:13 says, “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all, and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'”

The Heart of the Gospel can be found in John 3:16 (NIV) when Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

In John 3:17 (NIV), Jesus goes on to say, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him.” That is the best news to hear and to believe. Put your trust in Jesus.

Beautiful Feet of Those Who Bring the Good News

To quote Corrie Ten Boom, she said, “How can I not speak when I know the Words of Life.” Corrie Ten Boom is one of many throughout the ages who have brought the Gospel to people all over the world. Her feet and others who have told and are telling of Jesus and His sacrifice in dying for our sins are beautiful!

The prophet, Isaiah, records in Isaiah 52:7 (NIV), “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns.'”

(This scripture is a reference to messengers who left the battle to bring news of the battle’s outcome – the deliverance from Babylonian exile.)

The prophet, Nahum, records in Nahum 1:15 (NIV), “Look on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, O Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you; they will be completely destroyed.”

(This scripture is a reference to the good news of deliverance from the Assyrian threat.)

The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 10:14-15 (NIV), “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!'”

(This is a reference to deliverance from sin through the Gospel of Christ, the Good News.)

You, who may be reading this blog post, if you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, I implore you to come to Jesus and receive Him, turn from your sins, and ask Jesus to save you.

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