From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. If it makes you feel better, if it works for you, then it must be true. When the speaker gives another emotional appeal to come forward and know Jesus, the young man decides to try it. Only the Lord of creation could do what Jesus did. When the apostle Paul faced hardship and suffering, he wrote to Timothy, “For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day” (2 Tim. Since that day, I've been hooked. Then also those who have fallen asleep Steve Shadrach lives in Conway, Ark., with his wife, five kids, two pets and six college students. It is a constant struggle to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, and to not become distracted by the passing concerns and things of this world. If it was so bad now, what made it good then? […], The Golden Rule Last night, I stayed in Philadelphia near the airport in an older Hampton Inn. ", 2. If you were, then this experience of mine resonates with yours. None have a perfect God-man who died for our sins and rose from the dead. While we have tried to civilize Jesus in our culture, His teachings are indeed radical. I’m addicted to the love of God. Scott may be reproducted for non-commercial purposes at no cost to others. 7. I turned over so many leaves in my life I looked like Sherwood Forest! 5. (2) Zechariah 9:9 (see Matt. 19- If in this life only we have hope in Christ, 21:9). I have felt so much joy that it’s hard to not believe in something higher. His durability. In Hebrew, “do save” (118:25) is “Hosanna,” which the crowds called out to Jesus (Matt. And, believe in faith healers and miracle workers. Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? But all the time, money and energies I was pouring into those pursuits did not give me the “kick” I was looking for. I know I make it sound so easy, but I promise you it is that easy. Some may say that feels like being drafted into God’s army against your will, but in reality, it is an invitation to be a close friend and companion with the creator of the cosmos. Not in sinless perfection, of course (we’re all far from that), but overall living out of love for Him Who first loved us? Kristen Haddox, Penn State University4. It wasn’t until I humbled myself, said no to the world, and yes to Christ, that I found a real, lasting reason to wake up each morning. When you pursue a relationship with your friend you don’t know everything about them, you learn more about them through time spent with them. That seems to work for many people. Funk & Co.], p. 427). I follow Jesus to show people who Jesus really is. INTRODUCTION: Why should a non-Christian chose to follow Jesus? And, believing in them. and I will give you rest. "The God Solution" is an interactive show that will discuss answers to humanity's questions about God and God's answers for humanity's questions. He chose in His inner circle those who had no connection to the elite. These are my top ten reasons why I believe in Jesus. Think of it, Jesus owned nothing, wielded no power, held no office, didn’t travel far from His own home, and had only twelve official followers when he died. dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. ", 2. There are two wrong notions that will keep many people out of heaven, and they usually go together. Jesus. He will work all these things together for His glory and for the ultimate good of His saints. IV. 1 Peter 2:24 - "who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the Buddha's adherents Other religions, cults and works-oriented “Christian” groups have taken the truth and twisted it.