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PREACHING Christ February 26, 2022

Let’s begin by Silent Preaching.” 

What’s this?  First, we walk in the steps of Jesus.  The apostle Paul said, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”  (1st Corinthians 11:1).  We aim to imitate His behavior- ‘love, joy, peace, …” Galatians 5:22-26f.  People do notice!

The Jewish rulers “perceived that they [Peter & John] were uneducated and untrained men, and they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.” (Acts of the Apostles 4:13).

These ancient men had been walking with God – Enoch walked with God so well that God whisked him right up into Heaven. (Hebrews 11:5-6). Though the whole world was wicked, Noah walked with God. (Genesis 6:9; Hebrews 11:6-7). Abraham was a genuine man of God (Hebrews 11:8-19).

These godly women standout—Ruth watched the godly behavior in her mother-in-law and then believed in her God (Ruth 1:1-4); Esther lived a pure and courage life though pagans surrounded her (Esther 1- 12); and Mary, the pure virgin whom God chose to be the mother of the Messiah (Luke 1 – 2).

All of these “walked with God” while eyes were glued and hearts impacted.

Jesus and the Holy Spirit helped to “Preach Christ” and save their souls’.

So, where might we begin?  Commit ourselves to live like Jesus.  Commit not to be a critic.  Commit to pray for their salvation.  Give Gospel tracts to others.

Let’s “PREACH: JESUS! 

Pastor Edwin Anderson 

 

Can a Christian Have Assurance of Salvation?           January 10, 2022

The first verse of I John 5 answers the question. The apostle John and 10 more others had the answer. When Jesus lifted His eyes to heaven’s throne where God was sitting, He prayed, “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your Name. Those whom you gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost….” John 17:12.      

Jesus testified like the Shepherd in an earlier time and place.  “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  And I give them eternal life, and they shall perish; neither shall anyone snatch out of My hand.”  Almighty God, “My Father who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.  John 10:27-29.

How can this be?  Here is the path to salvation

(1) With heart and soul – “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) is born (has) been of God….”  I John 5:1.

(2)  Repent of all sins, hatred, and evils.  Acts of the Apostles 2:36-39; and 3:19-20.

(3)  Place faith in God with whole heart into Jesus Christ.  Romans 10: 9a, 10-11, 17.       

Genuine Christianity changes one's heart and lifestyle; loving true 1st John 4:7-12; 5:1; 5:1 and living right.  The Holy Spirit teaches behavior, 2nd Corinthians 5:17-21; obeying our Lord and Savior 1st John 5:2-3; Gospel John 15:9-15.

A new Christian will grow and grow seeking to walk with our Lord—loving and enjoying Him knowing our Lord is always near.

Pastor Ed Anderson

 

 

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