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JESUS IS…

 By Pastor Mike

JESUS is the Great Physician. HE is our healer. HE is our provider. HE is our comforter. HE gives us HIS peace. HE gave us HIS plan of salvation. HE forgives us. HE loves us.

John 15: 5

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

We need to abide in HIM. That’s living focused on HIM and doing HIS will. Without JESUS we can’t do nothing.

John 8:12

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

JESUS lights the way, lights our path to salvation. Where JESUS is there is no darkness. People who walk in darkness don’t follow HIM. The word followeth means to constantly follow HIM.

John 11:25

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

JESUS rose from the dead so that we can live forever with HIM. Do you believe this. Do you wanna live forever with JESUS? Our Physical death is really not a tragic end. It means we will be in Heaven forever with HIM. With a new body where there is no more suffering. No pain. He’ll wipe our tears away. We’ll live forever with JESUS.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

JESUS is the way to get to heaven. The only way to get there. JESUS is the Truth. The truth is the Word. John 1:1 says that In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with GOD and the Word was GOD. Jesus is the life. HE gave HIS life so we can live forever. HE is the one and only true living GOD. And for all the people in the entire world who don’t believe it. Well, let me tell you that one day everybody’s knee will bow and every tongue confess that JESUS Christ is LORD. It’s time not to worry about being politically correct it’s time to be Spiritually correct.

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Why God Became a Man!

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By Pastor Jeff,

John 1:1, 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” Have you ever thought about what kind of child, teenager, young man that the man Jesus Christ would of been? We don’t find much in scripture that describes His life prior to the age of thirty other that what is says in Luke 2:52, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”

But the scripture tells us in Hebrews 4:15, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” . So imagine with me as I ponder the early life of Jesus. I wonder did He ever spill His milk at the dinner table, did He ever make a mistake in measuring or cutting a piece of wood in His father’s shop? Did He ever hit His thumb with a hammer or get a sliver? How was it being a brother or sister of Jesus, did He ever fight with them, or what was it like to follow Him in school? How was He in playing sports or games, did He always win? Was the life of Jesus easy or hard after all He always was aware of His destiny wasn’t He? These are just a few of the questions that run through my mind of how the life of our Savior Jesus Christ could have been.

So let’s answer the question of why God became a man? One reason was because  of the fall of Adam, Romans 5:19-21, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Another reason was to reveal the Father, John 1:18, “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”

But the best answer is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” because of his love we have eternal life, we have hope, we have a family, we have been given great power, and most importantly we have forgiveness! Not only the forgiveness from God which is extraordinary, but the power to forgive others and sometimes the hardest person, ourselves. He is worthy of all praise, glory, and honor for taking on this flesh in ordinary to sacrifice Himself for us on an old rugged cross!

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God’s Nevers

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By Pastor Jeff

A popular phrase that many of us have used in the past is “Never say Never”, it is a term with many a good intention that most, if not all of us have failed to keep. Many of us grew up saying we would never do this or never do that with very little success in keeping that pledge. The apostle Paul put it this way in Romans 7:18-20, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.” 

It doesn’t take us long to see events with people in the bible that also had this issue of not being able to keep the “never’s” they promised, I’m sure Adam never intended to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Moses probably never intended to one day go back to Egypt, David never thought he would be guilty of adultery and murder. Peter said he would never deny our savior but one evening he not only did it once but three times just as Jesus said he would, and Saul of Tarsus never had any intention of one day becoming a Christian.

Jesus thank God was never guilty of this same malady that man suffer from, Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”

We are all familiar with the scripture in Hebrews 13:5 about how He will never leave us nor forsake us, but God has many more Nevers that we need to be thankful for. He told the Samaritan woman in John 4:13-14, “Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” He told Martha the brother of Lazarus in John 11:25-26, “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” We are guilty of changing at seemingly every switch of the wind but Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever!

Jesus Christ ascended into heaven almost two thousand years ago and He told His disciples that He went to prepare a place for us and will return one day to bring us to live with Him forever. One last never I would like to remind you of is found in 1 Corinthians 13:8, “Charity never faileth…” Love never fails, His love for us is beyond what we can imagine and it Never, Never, Never fails! Thank God for His “Never’s”.

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