Saturday, 20 March 2010
"Reach your community for Jesus this Easter
This Easter, people need hope. This Easter, people need to know where true security lies. This Easter, people need to know they are loved and valued."
I received this unoffensive and people pleasing lingo in my e-mail box last year. It’s part of a Christian publicists Easter drive. It pretty much summed up were allot of the professing church where last year. Unfortunately not much has changed for this Easter.
I have an alternative....
"This Easter, people need to be saved. This Easter, people need to know they have broken Gods law, sinned against God and his wrath abides on them. This Easter people need to know without repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ they are doomed to destruction in a place called hell."
This is the message I shall be preaching this Easter and every Easter whilst God gives me breath. But that’s not loving you say! But is it loving to hide from someone the truth of their prediciment before a just and righteous God and to withold the only means by which they might be saved? The Writer of Proverbs agrees, “A true witness delivers souls” Proverbs 14:25. This Easter lets work with Jesus and get into the business of saving souls!
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Some say they find it difficult to reconcile the God of the Old Testament with the God of the New Testament, as if he were different. However Gods character is cleary revealed in both and is the same in both. God loves and God hates. God listens and God sometimes closes his ears. He can show forth both mercy and judgment with the same hand. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is to be greatly feared among the nations.