Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday's Thought!

Easter
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It is NO APRIL FOOL's!

The first of April is traditionally celebrated as April Fool’s day. I can remember many of my friends over the years playing practical jokes on me and having a good laugh. It was always a fun day, but one of caution and wondering who would do what to me next! And, yes, of course, I liked to play jokes on my friends too.

Today, being Easter and April Fool’s Day, I couldn’t help but think about the one important aspect of my life which isn’t a joke, not at all. Nor, is it to be taken lightly.  Becoming a Christian and serving God.

It is NO APRIL FOOL’s that God gave His only Son for the sins of man so we can have eternal life.
Easter
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It is NO APRIL FOOL’s that Jesus died on a rugged cross for the sins of man

It is NO APRIL FOOL’s that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.

It is NO APRIL FOOL’s that man can be forgiven for his sins by declaring Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised from the dead, you will be saved.

It is NO APRIL FOOL’s that God’s Gift of Salvation is free and a gift to man. Man does not work for it. It is given for the asking.

It is NO APRIL FOOL’s that a man who gives his life to Christ is a forgiven Christian and given eternal life spending eternity in Heaven with Jesus.

It is NO APRIL FOOL’s that a once Christian, God will walk with man throughout his life to lead him in His Perfect Will.

If you would like to accept Christ's awesome gift to us, the Gift of Salvation- eternal life, please read and pray through 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-

  • Get baptized.
  • Buy a Bible.
  • 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 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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