20. November, 2011Pastors JournalNo comments
First, you must realize that you are a sinner.Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
This means no one is perfect. We have all done things that are wrong.Second, you must realize that there is a penalty you owe for sin.
Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Third, you must believe that Jesus Christ paid your sin debt for you.Romans 5:8 say, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later. He did this to pay for your sins.
Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear Jesus, I know that I’m a sinner. I know if I had to pay for my own sin, that I would have to go to Hell, but I believe that you died for me. I am trusting you today to be my Savior, and to take me to Heaven when I die. Amen.
18. November, 2011News|Blogs, Pastors JournalNo comments
For most families, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on everything you’ve been given, and be grateful for all that you have.
This year may be tough for many of us; with the stock market in freefall, millions of Americans are losing money from their retirement accounts and stock portfolios, and crashing home values mean that many of us owe more on our houses than they’re even worth. But no matter how bad things are looking for you this year, there’s always someone who has it worse. So this year, take the time to give thanks for all that’s good in your own life—and to give to others who may not share the same luxuries. Here are ten ways to help the less fortunate this Thanksgiving.
1. Donate to a nonprofit that helps the hungry.
2. Donate a Thanksgiving basket.