Sunday, 1 December 2019

WHAT IS THE CHRISTMAS STORY ALL ABOUT?





CHRISTMAS BEGINS WITH CHRIST!
It’s not all about shepherd’s, it’s not all about manger scenes as we will call them. It’s all about God’s love. For you to celebrate Christmas honestly, you’ve got to deal with Jesus. That’s what this is all about!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16(KJV)

You can buy all the presents you want to buy; give to all the people you want to buy for. The question is “Did you really celebrate Christmas or did you celebrate a holiday?” It is any wonder the world wants to call it a holiday? We’ll tell you why? Because deep down inside they know it has nothing to do with Jesus on their part. It has to do with money, materialism, food, pleasure, parties, commercialised festival and paganism.

Christmas is all about God coming to earth in the person of His Son Jesus Christ, living among men, dying on a cross, rising from the grave, ascended to the Father, seated at His right hand to hear the cries and pleas of His people and the sinners asking for forgiveness of their sin. That’s what this is all about!

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1 Corinthians 15:3-4(KJV)

When you read or hear the Bible story next time, remember a lot of things where behind the scenes but significantly in the eyes of God. If you are one of those persons you would have to say today “Well you know I’ve never trusted Jesus, I have read or heard the story a few times, my mother and father they’ve read it or heard it too, but I didn’t really think it had very much significance for me”.
Let us tell you how significant it really is, if you ignore it you will die and be eternally separated from God Almighty period! Hell a place of darkness with no hope, no second chance, eternally separated from God. That’s how significant it is.

In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9(KJV)

God doesn’t want you to go to hell, neither do you want to go there. To receive everlasting life as a free gift, repent, believe, and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, to save you and you will pass from death to life. Then read the Bible daily and ask God to help you obey what you read. No matter what you have done, where you have been, where you are now. He will transform your life and take you to heaven.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 5:24(KJV)

For all of us who are believers we would ask again, how could you ever keep this message to yourself? When you have a relationship with Jesus, you can have access to God and enjoy all the benefits of His promises.

With Blessing in Christ,

David & Gay

Friday, 1 November 2019

HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN

  

HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN




Church attendance, baptism, conformation, speaking in tongues doesn’t save you. You’re only saved when you’re born again.



Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.


John 3:3(KJV)




To be born again is quite simple:



1. Recognize you’re a sinner, somebody who is unworthy, somebody who knows he/she has broken God’s Law, somebody who knows that he deserves to go to hell.




But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.


Revelation 21:8(KJV)



2. Realize that Jesus Christ died for your sins. A description of God’s love toward us. It is love given to the undeserving, to the ungodly and to sinners. This emphasizes the fact that the reasons for God’s love are found in Him, not in us. God’s love is so great that in His love, He went to the ultimate measure to make us able to stand in the face of His holy righteousness, through Jesus; God gave His love for us even when we are guilty sinners.



But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


Romans 5:8(KJV)




3. Repent of your sin, to be sorry from all sins and a change of mind that produces a change of heart. God commanded everyone to repent.




And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.


Acts 17:30-31(KJV)




4. Receive Jesus Christ into your life. When you have repented sincerely from your sins and have asked Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Saviour, have faith, trust in Him alone, read the Holy Bible and obey what you read.




Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


2 Corinthians 5:17(KJV)




This is a promise for anyone! It doesn’t matter what class, what race, what nationality, what language, or what level of intelligence. Anyone can be a new creation in Jesus Christ. However, being a new creation doesn’t mean that we are perfect, it means that we are changed inwardly, and learn through God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit how we should live being born again in Christ.



With Blessing in Christ,

David & Gay


Tuesday, 22 October 2019

WOULD YOU LIKE A 'TRICK OR TREAT'?


No one likes to be tricked! But did you know that there is someone who wants to trick you? The devil is a liar.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:44(KJV)
He wants you to believe that you don't need to think about where you will go when you die. But the truth is that "It is appointed unto every man once to die and after the judgement. You never know when your going to face God. It could be this very day! Are you ready to meet Him?
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Hebrews 9:27(KJV)
The devil also wants you to believe that you will go to heaven as long as you are a good person. This is also a trick! The truth is that " There is none righteous"!
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 3:10(KJV)
The Bible tells us that if we have broken even one of God's commandments, we are guilty of breaking all His laws.

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
James 2:10(KJV)
God's standard is perfection and no human has ever met up to that requirement. For all have sinned.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:23(KJV)
This is where the treat comes in! Even though God cannot allow sin in His presence and we can never measure up to His standard and He was willing to take the punishment that we deserved. For He (God) hath made (Jesus) to be sin for us.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV)
Jesus, God's perfect son, took your sins upon Himself. He allowed Himself to be crucified. God judged your sin through the death of His Son.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:16-17(KJV)
Jesus died and three days later, He rose again from the grave, proving that He is God and that He has the power to save from sin. He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
John 11:25(KJV)
The Bible says:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:9(KJV)
Wouldn’t you rather reject the tricks the devil is trying to play on you or accept the free gift of eternal salvation that Jesus offers to you instead?
You simply need to:
1. Admit you are a sinner. Tell God that you have broken His commandments.
2. Believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven. He died to take the punishment of your sins and rose again to give you eternal life with Him.
3. Call on Jesus and ask Him to forgive your sins and give you the eternal life that He offers freely.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:13(KJV)

With Blessing in Christ,

David & Gay