Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday's Thought

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The news of violence and chaos just keeps coming- doesn’t take a day, or even a minute or two, off. And, if it isn’t one thing, it’s definitely another.

I have finally gotten to the point where I do not watch the news anymore. Every time I watch it or listen to it, it’s almost frightening and definitely unnerving. A few months or so ago, I turned on the TV to watch one of my favorite black and white television shows from my early days of life. The TV was on a news channel my wife likes to watch. The news story which came on was covering some violence which made me immediately think something was happening overseas somewhere. I was caught off-guard, totally surprised, to find it was happening in this country.

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ecently, I returned home from a trip to learn violence happened in the form of protests of angry people. I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to it as it would just stress me. However, I prayed for everyone involved. Again this week, the same type of violence happened in another city. Though not sure where, I heard more violence later in the week.

Such acts as these used to be uncommon in this country. Of course, no place is perfect and we’ve had our share of violence but the magnitude and frequency of it wasn’t like it’s been lately. Almost seems like everywhere you turn or every time you turn on the news something violent is happening somewhere where it doesn’t usually happen. For some people, this is stressful and creates a heavy load on them even though they are not directly involved.

Though the news sometimes stresses me and leaves me a bit concerned or worried, it doesn’t leave me worried, concerned, frightened or wondering what’s next or what’s going to happen in the long run of things. It’s all in God’s hands.

The confident peace-of-mind given to me by God through becoming a Christian provides a peace of mind and a happiness which is really beyond understanding. I am not concerned for tomorrow or the future as my faith is in God. Whatever I might go through, whatever violence may happen, God is still in control of it all. Whenever I hear news about violence or chaos, I focus on the fact that God is in control of everything. Period. I need not worry.

To know this Peace of Mind, you must make a decision to follow God by becoming a Christian. It is simple concept or Plan. Prayerfully read the following:

Admit
Admit that you are a sinner, just like everyone else born into this world, until we  confess to Jesus Christ and ask His forgiveness:

"(23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 
(24) and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
-Romans 3:23-24, ESV

"(23) For the wages of sin is death, 
but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
-Romans 6:23, ESV

Believe
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ:

(16) “For God so loved the world, 
that he gave his only Son, 
that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
 -John 3:16, ESV 

Confess
Confess your sins in a prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ:

(9) "because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord 
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
- Romans 10:9, ESV

(13) For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”   
- Romans 10:13, ESV

Pray

"Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. 
I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation 
and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. 
Jesus, come into my life and take control, 
forgive my sins and save me. I place my trust in You alone
 for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life."

Amen

Now, you're a Christian - Welcome to the family.  So, what's next-

Find a 100% Bible-believing, teaching, preaching church. Here are a few resources:

Find believers (Christians) to fellowship with.
  • Get baptized.
  • Read the Book of John.
  • Get in a Bible Study.
  • Daily: Pray and read the Bible
  • Find a Mentor
  • Learn how to Pray
  • If you find yourself wondering or asking "Why am I not perfect" or "Why am I still doing wrong things?" Be sure to talk with your Pastor, a Christian friend or a mentor.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

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"I wait for the Lord,
my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;"

- Psalms 130:5

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday's Thought

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"On the cross, Jesus died for our sins
so that we will have eternal life with Him in Heaven!"
If you Accept Him,
Believe in Him, 
Confess your sins to Home- 
He will wash your sins away!"

Finding God, or Jesus Christ, or becoming a Christian is as simple as that, Accept, Believe and Confess.  

If you would like to begin your awesome journey following Christ, please visit Peace With God where you can walk through the steps to becoming a Christian.