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The Rock or the rocks?


Paul laid out the plan of salvation before King Agrippa.
Paul asked “Do you believe?”
King Agrippa replied, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”
King Agrippa was given the opportunity to begin building his life on The Rock, Jesus Christ. He had the opportunity to stand confident in The Lord, unwavering and founded. He could’ve come boldly before the throne of grace without fear of rejection.
Instead he chose to continue without any certainty of eternal life. He trusted in his own ways. He refused a relationship with Jesus. He would have to approach judgment scared and alone.
Instead of crying to The Rock to protect him he would beg for the rocks to fall on him (Revelation 6:16).
The decisions we make now determine our reaction when we stand before The Lord.
The Rock or the rocks? Who will you be calling out to? 
Acts 26:24-30

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Didn’t See That Coming 


The man had been crippled since birth. Everyone knew him as the one that sat at the Temple and begged for money. Peter, through Jesus’ name, healed him. The man stood up, ran, jumped around and praised God. People noticed. They were curious as to how he was moving around with no problem and why he was praising God. Peter gave them the answer: Jesus. Five thousand men came to Jesus for salvation.  
We may not be able to comprehend what’s going on now but we can know that Jesus is in control. We need to trust that He is working all things for good. Because the Lord can use one person’s crippled condition to bring five thousand souls to redemption. 
Acts 3-4:4

Epic Encounter

  

For a lifetime the Samaritan woman had been satisfied with only quenching the thirst of the physical body. 

Then she met Jesus. He offered her water that would satisfy her soul. He offered her living water that would give her eternal life. She accepted, left her waterpot at the well, and went to take care of the most important matter first–telling others about her changed life because of Jesus.

Before accepting Jesus we may have been lulled into believing that we were here to live for this life and this life alone. Maybe we were completely satisfied with this. (Just as the Samaritan woman was completely satisfied with meeting only the needs of her flesh.)

But once we met Jesus, when He invited us to follow after Him–it was made known to us that this life paled in comparison to the eternal one. (The Samaritan woman realized this. She left her encounter with Jesus a changed woman with a vision to tend to the things of Christ before caring for the things of this present world.)

Which are you living for today? Are you living for this life alone or for are you living for a life of eternity with Christ?

Scripture taken from:

John 4:6-30

God is Listening

  
Baal’s prophets leaped upon the altar. They cried for Baal to answer them. They began to cut themselves to try and get his attention. But of course there wasn’t any answer. 

“Hear me Lord so that these people will know that you are God and so that they’ll return to you.” spoke Elijah. Immediately the Lord answered the prayer. God was known as Lord. 

One simple prayer captivated our Lord. 

We serve the One, True God that doesn’t require us to take drastic measures to have a relationship with him. We only need to humbly call out to Him and accept His gift of salvation. 

Heart Exchange

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A year ago today my dad was coming out of open heart surgery. The doctor had cracked open his chest, chiseled out the build-up and put in a new valve. It was one of the worst cases the doctor had ever seen.

*A couple of days ago my dad was cleared to not come back to the cardiologist until 2016.*

Praise the Lord for my dad’s complete recovery!

I can’t help but be reminded of receiving a new heart from Christ: Jesus sees your heart of stone, you repent of your sinful ways and accept Him as your savior, then He gives you a new heart of flesh to serve Him. Without the exchange of hearts you’d be lost for eternity.

*Jesus continues to walk with you and grow you in Him.*

Praise the Lord for the miracle of salvation!!

Ezekiel 11:19-20 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you: and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Workforce

Matthew 9:38

Do you pray daily for souls to be saved?

Whosoever

Acts 2:21

Paul had dedicated his life to destroying those who had chosen to follow Jesus.

Then Jesus asked Paul to follow Him.

Paul accepted the call of The Lord and was saved.

Timothy was raised in a household that brought him up to know the Gospel as truth.

Jesus invited Timothy to be saved.

Timothy accepted. He too became a child of the King.

It doesn’t matter what your background is. Jesus is extending you the opportunity to come to Him for salvation.

RSVP

Revelation 22:17

The man studied the invitation as he walked toward his house…..dinner party at 6. He would love to go but that same evening he had a business venture already planned. He’d have to send his apologies.

She clicked open the email. An invitation to a dinner party! She would love to go but she knew her husband would have none of it. She’d have to decline.

The host of the dinner received their rejections. He had given up so much to provide for these people. Their reasons were nothing but excuses. If they really wanted to be there, they could have come.

You’ve been invited!! To Heaven. Jesus has prepared a place just for you. Please, don’t decline this invitation. Rearrange your priorities. You won’t want to miss it.

Judgment Day

Acts 2:21

Paul laid out the plan of salvation before King Agrippa.

Paul asked “Do you believe?”

King Agrippa replied, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”

King Agrippa was given the opportunity to begin building his life on The Rock. To stand confident in The Lord, unwavering and founded. He could’ve come boldly before the throne of grace, without fear of rejection.

Instead he chose to continue without any certainty of eternal life. He trusted in his own fleeting ways. He refused a relationship with Jesus. He would have to approach judgment scared and alone.

Instead of crying to The Rock to protect him he would beg the rocks to fall on him.

The decisions we make now determine our reaction when we stand before The Lord.

The Rock or the rocks? Who will you be calling out to?

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