I ask thee to search
my heart on this day,
and reveal to me
by your power
When was the last time you took the Lord's
name (GD) in vain?
Have you ever stole anything in your entire life?
Do you desire something that does not belong to you ?
What about Cussing, Lying, Hating, Cheating
or just plain simple Lust?
If you break any part of the law,
you are guilty of breaking all of it!!!!!
As it is written,
For whosoever shall keep the whole law,
and yet offend in any one point,
he is guilty of all.
So why do you still say,
"I'm basically a good person" ?
Why do you want to be a SLAVE to sin?
|A Slave when he failed to please his
master, there were fearful consequences that had to be faced. Born out of his slavish
fear, however, was one security. When the master specified in detail all of his duties and
the slave fulfilled them, he could feel some security and acceptance. It was a security
through accomplishment and perfectionism, but the sense of security was always
overshadowed by his fears of inadequacy. The slave could perform his service with no love,
admiration, or oneness of purpose with his master. That is a spirit of bondage.
A Son serves his father out of a sense of belonging, acceptance, love, and unity of purpose with the father. This son knew that his security and acceptance were dependent upon his relationship rather than his ability and diligence to achieve. His confidence was in the unconditional love of his father. His service was in gratitude for the father's love and sustenance rather than to meet demands of specifics and quotas set by the father. This young man was free from the fears of inadequacy in performance and he was free to exercise himself creatively in a loving relationship expressive of love and joy. This is the spirit of freedom that sons may enjoy.
So What is the Cost of SIN?
As it is written,
Who knowing the judgment of God,
that they which commit such things
are worthy of death,
not only do the same,
but have pleasure in them that do them!
How can ye escape the damnation of hell?
The Way Out of the Darkness!
As it is written,
For by grace are ye saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
Not by works of righteousness
which we have done,
but according to his mercy he saved us,
by the washing of regeneration,
and renewing of the Holy Ghost
How Does Jesus free us?
As it is written,
For whosoever shall call
upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved...
|Quick study on Eph 2:8,9
Grace* is the "unmerited" favor of God. That means we do not deserve it and can do nothing to ever deserve it. Grace is receiving goodness from God because God is good, not because I'm good.
Faith* is more than just believing in God, But trusting God. Knowing that Christ's payment for my sin was sufficient. Believing that he died for me, and on the third day, He rose again. Just as he promised he would.
Not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God.* Gifts cannot be earned or they become wages. The moment you try to deserve the free gift of God, it becomes something you are trying to earn. Gifts are to be accepted with thanksgiving and gratitude.
Not of works;* If you have been trying to become worthy of Gods grace through works, STOP. Only through Faith in the blood of Jesus will you be saved. As a new creation in Christ, (born again of the spirit), God will give you the opportunity to join him in HIS work. And HE will receive all the glory and praise. "so no man can boast in himself."
Sons; * We all can be Free as sons!
If you want a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,
and you want to be sure that you are saved,
and that you will go to heaven when you die,
Pray this prayer to God, in your own words
and really mean it with all of your heart,
Dear Lord Jesus,
I admit honestly that
I am a sinner,
Please forgive me
Of all my sins
and come into my heart
and change me forever.
Thank you Jesus
for taking my sins
upon yourself and
dying on that cross
just for me.
Lord and Savior.
Fill me with your
and your endless
Thank you for saving me
I Love you
if you just prayed this prayer, I welcome you into the kingdom of God.
You need to tell someone that you are now a Child of God!.
Rom 10:9 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.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
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Posted by Webmaster on Saturday, August 31 2002
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