Everyone Needs 3 Homes

I wish someone could tell me what it is about home.  I mean really.  The other day I was gone all day doing important ministry tasks.  When I got home the first thing I did was eat.  The second thing I did was sit down in my chair and put my feet up.  I thought to myself, “Home”.

According to Dr. Adrian Rogers there are three homes that a person should be concerned with.  Let’s take a look at them.

I. A Family Home – Genesis 2:23-24, “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

How is your family?  You say it is fine; but, what would God say about your family.  We need fathers who will lead their homes as a servant leader and not a tyrant.  We need mothers who will be submissive to God and their husbands.  I know this is a word that is unpopular; but, it is the truth.  We need children that are trained in the ways of our Holy God to love Him.

II. A Church Home – Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

The Church is our support group so to speak.  It is a hospital for the spiritually wounded.  It is a birthing center for new Christians.  It is a spiritual buffet for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.

III.  A Heavenly Home – John 14:2-3, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

There is only one way to be heir to a Heavenly home.  You and I must know Jesus Christ as our Saviour.  We must realize that we have sinned against God and we must confess our sin to Him calling upon Him in prayer.  If we are sorry for our sin and not just sorry we got caught we can be saved.  We just turn from our sin to trust Jesus Christ as our Saviour.  The Bible tells us in Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  It is simple; but, you must do it for yourself.

So, how are you doing?

 

A Gift From God 3

I am sure that while people watched the Super Bowl the other evening there was at least one banner containing John 3:16.  There usually is at major sporting events.  I am thankful for someone who would do this.  They are doing what they can to get the message out.

I cannot think of any greater gift that God the Father could have given to fallen man.  We have a problem.  It is a sin problem.  No matter how good we think we are.  No matter how intellectual we think we are.  No matter what, we cannot ensure that we will spend eternity based upon any thing we can do ourselves.

The words of John 3:16 are some of the most quoted words of all Scripture.  They rank up there with Psalm 23 and “judge not that you be not judged”.

Look at John 3:16, “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.”  You want to talk about “A Gift From God”.  There it is.  There is the greatest Gift ever given in all of time and eternity.  Jesus humbled Himself and became a man; in flesh, and lived so that you and I can live for eternity with Him.  All we must do is be sorry for our sin and ask Him for forgiveness.  It is so simple that people cannot “get it”.  If you trust Him today then Heaven will be your eternal home.

So, how are you doing?

 

A Gift From God 2

Who does not like to receive gifts?  If you don’t let me know and you can forward all of your gifts to our house.  At Christmas my toys were always practically worn out by the time I got to play with them.  My father would play and play with them.  Such is life, I guess.

I like to give gifts.  It is fun to see people’s reactions to their gifts.  Why is it that people seem to reject the gift of God?  Actually, there is more than just one Gift from God.  Most people associate the Gift of God to be Jesus Christ.  This is true.

You and I have a problem.  Nobody wants to hear about problems.  Here is the thing.  If we bring up the problem then we can formulate a plan to solve the problem

Man’s biggest problem is sin.  The great thing is that God formulated a plan before the foundation of the world.  Look at  Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

The problem is sin.  The plan is that Jesus died on the cross to pay the price of our sin.  He did this for every man, woman, boy and girl that every was, is or ever will be born.  He is the Plan to pay the debt we owe.

All you and I must do is realize that we are a sinner and we need a Saviour.  Then we can put our faith and trust in Him and be saved.  That is the greatest gift God has ever given.

So, how are you doing?

Time Again

I was browsing through social media and found an article where the mission I preach at each month fell victim to auto theft.  Actually, their 66 passenger, purple bus was stolen.  Wow!  Thankfully, it was returned and repaired within 24 hours.  Praise the LORD!  You can read the story here at this Link.

Another story in the newsletter contained a quote from a resident’s friend.  The quote said, “Don’t serve the time, make the time serve you.”  This was in response to a prison sentence.  There is more wisdom in this simple statement than one can truly absorb in a while.

Too many of us are slaves to time.  You can take time management classes.  You can buy the latest guru’s latest book and then they will sell you “their” time management system to keep you on track.  We are ruled by time.  One of the problems with this is that it is wrong according to the Word of God.  Look at Ephesians 5:16, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”  The word “redeeming” means to buy up, ransom or to rescue from loss, according to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordence.

Time is so important; but, we are not to be a slave to it.  We are to make time count for eternity.  If it does not count for eternity then it is a waste of time.  What are you and I don’t to redeem our time for the glory of God?

So, how are you doing?