Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our Advocate

1 John 2: 1-2:
A. Jesus died for every sin. At times some churches and even some faith based people will make some sins better than others and some sins worse than other sins. However Jesus died for every sinner and to God sin is sin.
B. When we sin all we have to do is go to Jesus. If you have never placed your faith in Jesus the answer when you sin is to go to Jesus. If you are a follower of Jesus who have sinned the answer also is for you to go to Jesus.
C. A few days ago our Jewish friends had the day where they can be forgiven for their sins it is called Yom Kippur , the Day Of Atonement;. However Jewish people every year have to wait for that day to be forgiven for their sins from the past year. The Bible teaches through Jesus Christ we can be forgiven any day and any time of the year.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Learn from 911

Sunday, September 12, 2010
Yesterday marked nine years since the horrible September 11Th attacks so I thought I would do this week’s study on what we can learn from the 911 attacks.
A. There is a spiritual battle going on and there is a real devil. Paul Harvey once read something called if I was the devil what I would do. The piece read if I was the devil I would get young people by getting them to use drugs, I would make movies dirty and more dirty. I would get churches to stop preaching the Bible. The piece concludes by saying if I was the devil I would just keep on doing what he is already doing. The devil were in the men who attacked us on September 11Th . This is not to excuse the men who did that attacks, they still had to stand before God and defend their actions because all of us have a free will to decide if we are going to do God’s will or submit to the devil.
B. Some have tried to Remove God from our nation and culture. When you do that you ask for trouble. The Lord should not at all be blamed for 911 but when you remove his cover of safety you ask for trouble. We have removed God from the government schools and much of culture. G.K. Chesterton said: When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.
C. Not all faiths are the same. You might hear all faiths lead to the same place or the same God that is not Bible or true. Those who follow radical Islam did what their faith taught them to do on 911 and that was attack America. The holy Bible of Islam teaches those who follow that faith not to be friends with Christians or Jews. You see those who follow Islam serve a god who demands you send your son to die for him. Those who follow the Christian God serve a God who sent his son to die for them. Romans 5:8