Wednesday, September 07, 2016

My Grandpa used to say ...

Hebrews 10:23 is just as true today as it has ever been, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Church! God does not toss around His promises lightly. Our church has a hope and a future today because our God is a God who keeps His word.

Folks, if God is a faithful promise keeper … and we know that He is … then we can get busy taking care of kingdom business knowing that God has our back and that any peripheral distractions are in the hands of God Almighty.

Church! Jesus saves!

The greatest man who ever lived was and is Jesus! The greatest story ever told was and is about Jesus. Jesus was and is buzz worthy and as a result, all of us should talk less about us, and more about the Lord! After all, we do not possess the power to save. Only Jesus does! It was Jesus who fed 5,000 men with only two fish and five loaves of bread. Not only that, Jesus turned water into wine and He walked on the water. Then, just for kicks, Jesus brought sight to a blind man and helped the lame to walk. Jesus heals marriages! Jesus frees drug addicts! Jesus provides abundant life for those mired deep in sin.

Jesus changes lives! He has changed my life! My guess is, that He has changed your life as well.

So, with all of that said, let us examine ourselves!

The church, the redeemed, ought to be witnessing to the greatness and love of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. In Acts 1:1, Jesus told His disciples that they were to be, “…His witnesses…” Nothing has changed! We are to tell the world about Christ! Every conversation that we are a part of ought to point people toward Jesus and play down ourselves! Can I get a witness today?

We can focus in on our witness knowing that our promise keeping God has our back.

Jesus is good news and the good news ought to make the news and the best way for the good news to make the news is for us … the redeemed … you and I … to spread the good news, but people will not be receptive to the good news, that you and I possess, unless they see us as good news! So here is the question, “Are you good news or are you bad news? Are you an encourager or are you a discourager?" Inside of the church and outside of the church, people, human beings, are starving for a little encouragement.

How good are you at representing the good news?

My Grandpa used to say this to me, “Donnie, if you cannot find anything good to say, then do not say anything at all.”

God has promised to faithfully do His job. Now, it is time for us to faithfully do ours.

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