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No Jesus, No Salvation

Rom. 3:23) "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."Have you ever asked yourself what this verse means? Well, what it means is that because you are a human being no matter how good or righteous you think you are, because of your sin, your righteousness and glory fall short of the righteousness and glory required to get you into heaven. That’s why God sent Jesus into the world, so that he could do for us that which is impossible for us to do ourselves. In the Old Testament, God gave the world the ten commandments. They were given not to save man, but rather to explain to man why and how it is that he falls short. (Rom. 3:20) "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” You see, from birth man is condemned because of the sin of Adam and Eve. He therefore needs God's help to cover his sins, and to be made righteous enough to go to heaven. So, God sent His sinless Son Jesus to…

The Importance Of Making God's Will Our Will

(Matt. 6:10) “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven...” One of the most important lessons that Christ taught his disciples concerning prayer, was to accept and agree with His Father’s will. Prayer is more than just making requests to God it’s also  learning to agree with God. If we believe that God controls the events and circumstances of life, then the only one that can change things or answer requests is God. Therefore, prayer has a purpose. 1) Our Sanctification. Sin separates us from God (Ps. 66:18). Therefore, as Christians we must learn to walk in obedience to God’s Word to be heard of God. In the above verse God desires that His Kingdom come to this earth, and it does so every time a sinner repents and turns to Christ, but also when a believer starts to walk in His holiness. 2) Our Abiding in Christ. God desires that we grow close to him and rely on him. In (John 15) those that “abide” in him receive not only answered prayer (v.7), but favor with God (…

Respecting God and His Name In Prayer

(Matt 6:9) “ After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” How many Christians really understand and utilize the privilege of prayer. Jesus himself spent hours daily in prayer and at times entire nights, and yet we sometimes fail to see the importance of it. Prayer is not a complicated thing, in fact God desires not our eloquence in it, but rather just our simple sincerity. In the sermon on the mount, Jesus instructed his disciples; 1) To Pray To “Our Father in heaven.”The focus of our prayers must always be directed at Jesus’s Father “in heaven.” This was mentioned first so that the disciples would learn to respect his Father’s position and see that all answers to prayer come directly from Him in heaven. You see, the purpose of prayer is not just to petition God, but it also is used by God to bend the will of man on earth to be in agreement with God’s will “in heaven.” For, “Our Father” is in charge” not us. Also, by the use of the words