Wednesday, 11 July 2012

There are only two kinds of people in the world...those who are connected to God and thoses who are dis-connected. Do you know you were created by God? "You formed my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb" Psalm 139:13;  “Before I created you in the womb I knew you" Jeremiah 1:5. Do you know you where created with value and worth? "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life" John 3:16. "The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest" John 10:10. What stops us connecting with God? In a word...sin! "All have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory" Romans 3:23. Sin separates us from a Holy God. "Your misdeeds have separated you from your God. Your sins have hidden his face from you so that you aren’t heard" Isaiah 59:2. Tragically sin eventually leads to death and eternal punishment in Gods holding place called Hell. To be reconnected to our creator sin must be dealt with. Sadly there is nothing we can do in ourselves to deal with the sin problem. "All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags" Isaiah 64:6. Whenever we try and cover our sin, guilt, and shame, God sees that covering as a filthy worthless unacceptable rag. Its Gods way or its no way! Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" John 14:6.  "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8. So get connected today. Repent, change your mind about living your life without God, and believe Jesus paid the price for your sin upon the cross at Calvary. "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved" Acts 4:12.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Opening And Closing Doors

Imagine the scene in this picture. For 120 years God warned the people of the Old World they could not continue as they where and escape judgement. All around was a spirit of indifference, unconcern and apathy. Jesus said people were just carrying on as normal, eating, drinking and marrying. Despite this he offered a means of escape to a man named Noah, along with his family. Everday as Noah was building the ark passers by scoffed and ridiculed him. But Noah stood strong. You see he trusted God. He knew if God said it, it would come to pass. When the time had fully come God invited Noah and his family into the ark through the only way in. It was God who shut the door, but not until everyone he was saving had entered in safely. God knows to secure understanding humans need messages to be repeated. In the New World he sent his Son the new ark, a new a living way. Jesus said "I am the door, if any man enters in by me he shall be saved" John 10:9. What a glorious and great Salvation Jesus secures for all those who will eventually trust in him.