The Gospel of Jesus Christ


Love from God; demonstrated through family   As I recall certain moments in which my heart was so full of love, demonstrated through and by my earthly biological family, I now realize I was actually experiencing God’s love, through what is known as “common grace”.  The grand metanarrative within all lives is God revealing Himself through creation and Biblical revelation.  All people know God through the revelation of His creation and their consciences reveal “right from wrong” which only comes from our Heavenly Father who is holy.   It is when we stop “suppressing the truth” and repent of our sins, turning to Jesus as Lord and God that we begin to experience true love.  (Rom. 1 -3) Recalling specific cherished memories experiencing love from and for family, is evidence, that our Triune God blesses us with our earthly family, to enable us to recognize and cherish God’s unwarranted, immutable, unconditional, immeasurable, perfect love.  Our love for God, obeying the first greatest commandment “Love thy God”, and the second greatest commandment “love thy neighbor” expands our family to include “spiritual brothers and sisters” for all eternity.  Our spiritual family is those who have been “called”-before God created the universe, who will worship Jesus Christ as Lord, quickened by the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 10:9) Our spiritual family is every believer of the Messiah, throughout history, the “visible and invisible” church, who worship Jesus as Savior, Redeemer and Lord God-who rescued them from their sins.   What a magnificent and glorious thought, such love!  Our merciful God blesses us with mysterious divine bonds which provide connectedness with our “spiritual” family, even though we are not biologically related. When God brings us together through providence, we inexplicably feel an instant love and desire to be with one another, sharing our experiences of His sovereign will, also yearning to worship our Lord God in unity.  We desire to share the Gospel with the lost, so they too may become part of God’s designed family, knowing Jesus as Lord while worshipping Him in glory.   Though Heaven is described in the Bible, none of us know how utterly glorious it will be until we are there, but we have glimpses through Scripture and our experiences. On a personal note, I wish to illustrate my point, through a story from my childhood.   Having been born into a family with ten children, it was our common routine to start and end the day, completing chores together.  As a little girl,  on a early winter morning, my siblings were so eager and excited to see the deep snow which accumulated on the ground, that they burst outside, instead of coming into the kitchen...

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The Gospel of Jesus Christ!

The Gospel of Jesus Christ!


Posted By on Nov 18, 2013

I.   Fall Of Man   As a result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, the whole human race was cursed by God and placed at enmity with Him.   Gen. 3:1-6 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”  2And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3″but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”   4Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.  5″For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.   Gen. 3:16-19 To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.”  17Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.  18Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.  19In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”     II.   Need For Salvation   From birth mankind is guilty of sin, condemned to hell, and desperately in need of a Savior.   1 Kin. 8:46 “When they sin against You (for there is no one who does not sin), and You become angry with them and deliver them to the enemy, and they take them captive to the land of the enemy, far or near;   Ps. 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.   Prov. 20:9 Who can say, “I have...

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