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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jesus Did It!

 


Frances Pasch tells us, "Although it was still chilly today, the sun was shining so it felt like spring is on its way.

I hope that this week the weather will be good for all of you as you celebrate Easter or Passover.

I pray that you all have wonderful times as you gather together.

For more than half of my life, I was never sure whether I would go to heaven.

I went to church and tried to live by the commandments, but there were always those nagging feelings of where will I go when I die?

How will I know if I have met all the requirements?

It wasn’t until I was fifty that I discovered that I could know for certain the answer to that question. And when I learned how simple it was, I was amazed.

The Bible says, “you are saved by faith not works, lest any man shall boast.”

Could that mean that no matter how hard I tried to please God that would not be the key to getting into heaven?

As I read more, I discovered in so many verses that Jesus already paid the price for us to get in.

The Sinless One died in our place on the cross. He bridged the gap between us and the Father.

The gap that Adam and Eve caused by disobeying God.

It’s made such a difference in my life to know that we can be certain that we will go to heaven when we die?

The Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”

When our commitment is real, our actions will show others that something wonderful has happened in our lives.

We will faithfully obey God’s commandments but always keep in mind that obeying them is not what opens the door to heaven—it is Jesus."


 Frances Pasch <paschf@comcast.net
 
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Saving Grace by © By M.S.Lowndes

Lord, you are so wonderful
And deserve our love and praise
I cannot express just how I feel
When I think of your saving grace

To think of what you went through
That day upon the cross
And in the moments leading up to it
When soldiers spat and scoff

And beat you with no mercy
Making sport and having fun
You said not a word in your defense
Even though you were God's son

You bore it all out of your love
For the lost and dying souls
To give us a hope we can hold on to
For a future yet to unfold

It's such a beautiful description, Lord
Of what your grace can do
For no one's exempt from your saving grace
But it's a gift freely given from you"

As seen on GodVine 3/25/13

Today’s quote: Eddie Jones – “The cool thing about the Gospels is we get snippets of Jesus as a man, son, brother, friend, teacher, student, savior, servant, and God. He laughs, scolds, councils, and yes, cries.

This is the God we serve and worship -- not a vague, cosmic, starry-heavens deity, but a God with skin on and tear ducts that weep."

Biblical Virtues to pray for your kids:#3 Love "Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit Who dwells in them" Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:2. [A series by Bod Hostetler]

Our thought for today: If we don't grow in our trusting God, we are not maturing.

Our Scripture for today: Is. 41:10 "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

Tomorrow’s post:  Cities Transformed: Prayer Note #128 Dutch Sheets (only one more post , Are You Ready?, from Dutch's book, Intercessory Prayer.)

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