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What Is Sin? We often here people say, “You’re a sinner” or “Repent of your sins” or “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” But all too often I meet people, Christians and non-Christians alike, who don’t even know what sin is. What is sin and what is the standard by which we fall short? A lot of people have seen Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”. When the movie had first been released, we stopped several people on the way out of the theater to ask them a few quick questions. First we asked them, “What did you think about the movie?” Commonly they would say something like, “Awesome, powerful, amazing and convicting”. Then we asked, “There’s something big missing from the movie; do you know what it is?” They’d say, “No what?” We’d say, “The motive for the murder you just witnessed! In other words, the reason Jesus was sacrificed – do you know why Jesus died?” The most common response was, “For me” or “For my sin.” Then we’d ask, “What does the Bible sa
A LOST SOUL ON JUDGMENT MORNING The last and dreadful day has come (Acts 17:31), The trumpet loudly sounds (1 Corinthians 15:52)! The sleeping millions in the earth Rise from the quaking ground! O fearful sight! Where can I hide (Revelation 6:16)? What doleful wails I hear (Matthew 24:30)! The moon turns now to bloody red (Revelation 6:12), The stars fall from their sphere (Revelation 6:13; Mark 13:25)! The isles and mountains flee away (Revelation 16:20), The sun-it will not shine (Revelation 6:12). My eyes behold Christ Jesus come (Luke 21:27; Revelation 1:7), To judge the works of time (Revelation 20:12)! No place to hide! I care not now what people think Or if they hear my cries. My money and my pleasures, too, Have vanished with my pride. Down on my knees I fall, and then (Romans 14:11) Confessing Christ as "Lord of all" (Philippians 2:11) - I have no stubborn, proud heart now, O hear the Great Judge call! Too late to pray! My sins are trailing my poor soul (1 Timothy 5:
God loves you! God loves you with unconditional love. And He has made a way for you to be certain of going home to Him when your earthly life is over. The Bible states that we are all sinners and so we are separated from God by our sins. However, God sent His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to pay for our sins, and we need only accept this sacrifice on our behalf by repenting of our sins, and asking Jesus into our hearts. Jesus - Yeshua Ha Mashiach - is the only Messiah/Redeemer.* Each person must individually establish this personal relationship with Jesus in order to be forgiven and saved. God wants all of us to spend eternity with Him, and He will forgive us and forget our sins the moment we ask Jesus into our hearts.

What the Great Commission is Not

What the Great Commission is Not Today's Church is Busy Doing Everything Else! "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15) The Lord Jesus gave this commission to His disciples after His resurrection and prior to His ascension to the third heaven. The command is to "Preach the gospel." The verb "preach" means to herald the message. It is the same word found in 2 Timothy 4:2--"Preach the Word." In ancient times momentous messages were communicated by a herald. This was the King's personal messenger who would cry out the king's message as the people in the town would assemble together eager to hear the latest news. The herald would not give his own message and he would certainly not give his own views and opinions. He would simply give the King’s message word for word. He would not interpret the message. It made no difference whether the herald liked the message or di