Articles Tagged 'Salvation'

The NEW of New Years

The NEW of New Years

The year is new… are you?

Being a follower of Jesus makes one's life NEW and notice the words that said old things have passed away. When you make that decision to follow Jesus and are baptized, then your "old things" do not matter to God anymore; you are NEW.

The Year of Our Lord

The Year of Our Lord

His coming divided the history of the world into two parts

Every man's life is divided into "Before Christ" and "After Christ." We come to know of him, we learn about him, then we decide. We decide to reject him and all that he stands for. Or we believe in him, and receive all that he has to offer.

Is There a Dragon in Your Nativity Set?

Is There a Dragon in Your Nativity Set?

Why every nativity set needs a dragon

The red dragon has a place in the nativity story. The dragon reminds us why we needed a Savior in the first place. John tells us that the dragon is the ancient serpent that deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:9). He is the tempter that brought about t

Alms and the Red Kettle

Alms and the Red Kettle

Doesn't my gift count?

Cathy Messecar confesses her struggle to make giving something that honors God and not herself and she talks about the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive.

The Beginning of Our Salvation Story

The Beginning of Our Salvation Story

What does Christmas have to do with salvation?

As you remember the Christmas story this December, amid the buying of presents, gathering with family and no doubt overeating, take some time to remember your own Salvation story. Then share it with your friends and loved ones.

Remember When?

Remember When?

Remember when you were baptized?

Remembering the joy of our conversion can help us to live better today

The Cure

The Cure

Will you share the cure?

I would give almost anything to obtain the cure for my permanent disease. Those who don't know Jesus are suffering a terminal existence that can be changed by taking THE Cure.

What if There Were only one Choice?

What if There Were only one Choice?

One way to heaven? That's outrageous!

But you see, there are times when we have to face the truth that not every option is equal and not every choice is valid. When it comes to eternal life, to salvation, to having a relationship with God, there's only one way: through Jesus Christ.

Restored to Life: Our real Salvation

Restored to Life: Our real Salvation

Saved every way a person can be saved

Phil Ware continues his series on Out of the Box and focusing on the big Four primal fears that Jesus helps us address and he reminds us that salvation involves a from, for, and to component and shouldn't be simply elevator theology.

Reality Check

Reality Check

Could the story be true?

The crucifixion and resurrection are at the heart of the good news of Jesus. He came to this world, was rejected and killed, then overcame death and the grave. One day he will come again, and God will judge the world through him. Those who have put their

My Deliverer Is Coming!

My Deliverer Is Coming!

What is the

Phil Ware continues with his series on The Story focusing on the What Is and Who Is and the Why Is of Jesus' coming.

The Finish Line

The Finish Line

It's not about starting, it's about finishing

It's important to start our walk with God, but even more important that we finish it. We have to persevere until the end.

Choosing Death, Choosing Life

Choosing Death, Choosing Life

Suicide isn't the answer

Even if death seems a better alternative than anything else that lies ahead. You can find life instead. You can find Jesus.

Known by God

Known by God

Who really knows you?

We want to be known by God so that we can be included in His family and live in heaven with Him. While God is our creator, you must choose to obey Him and get close to Him, that's how you are known by God.

Training

Training

Are you willing to go into training to win the prize?

We look at the sacrifices that athletes make, and we understand why they do what they do. In the same way, we have to be willing to "go into training" to obtain eternal life

Life on the Ark

Life on the Ark

Did I just step in something?

Life in the church isn't always easy, just as living on the ark with a bunch of animals wasn't easy for Noah. But what's the alternative?

Extravagance

Extravagance

What's the most extravagant gift you ever got?

While people may think they are giving truly remarkable gifts, no gift can match that of God's own Son.

Stories

Stories

What's your story?

You've got a story. It's a unique story that's being written every day. But your story needs an ending, a happy ending. And I know that the only way your story can end happily is if you make your story part of God's story.

No Air Conditioning in a Heat Wave

No Air Conditioning in a Heat Wave

Is it really hotter than hell this summer?

The worst part of hell is not the heat and fear. It is being separated from God. He sent His Son so that would not happen.

Sunny Morning

Sunny Morning

One morning seemed brighter than all the rest

There is no cleansing like the one that God gives us when we give our life to Him.

A Promised Pardon

A Promised Pardon

Billy the Kid is still waiting

We all need a pardon from God, forgiveness for our sins. But He won't make us wait.

It’s ALL About Heaven!

It’s ALL About Heaven!

Why tell people about Jesus?

It's All about Heaven!! Our mission, obligation and responsibility is to tell the remaining 2/3 of the world's population (4.4 Billion) about Jesus, so that those who do what God commands will go to Heaven.

The Hardest Lesson Lost

The Hardest Lesson Lost

Are we the older brothers?

Phil Ware continues his series on the prodigal son called The Journey Home focusing this week on the older brother and the hardest lesson to lose: that it is better in the Father's house!

Rest

Rest

How much rest is enough?

Where God's people once practiced a one-day-per-week rest, we know seek a rest that will never end.

Who Can Separate Us from the Love of God?

Who Can Separate Us from the Love of God?

How do we get away from God?

But, if we choose to allow Jesus to redeem us, save us, make us Holy, affirm that we are worthy---Then NOTHING can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord!