Many people feel the need to improve their lives before coming to Christ. They believe it is necessary to stop certain sins, or get better in various areas before they can attend church services.
Christ told us “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” (Joh 7:37) And “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Mat 11:28). Isaiah prophesied “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
ANY, ALL, and EVERY ONE; come thirsty, tired and burdened. Come to Christ now, without any payment of your works, and enter into true rest!
Pastor Kevin Thacker
Do you believe in the Son of God? If you trust Christ as your Lord and Savior, your faith in Him is the fruit and evidence of His grace bestowed upon you and wrought in you. Faith is the empty hand that receives God’s salvation, not the mighty arm that performs it. Faith in Christ is the result of eternal life bestowed, not the cause of life.
Pastor Don Fortner
A PRECIOUS DEATH
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” Psalm 116:15
Several people asked for the outline of the message I preached from this text recently.
The death of a believer is precious because of other things the scriptures call precious.
The death of a believer is precious because their redemption is precious. (Psalm 49:8) The redemption purchased by Christ’s precious blood can never be lost. So when the body of flesh dies, the spirit lives.
The death of a believer is precious because their blood is precious to God. (Psalm 72:14)
The death of a believer is precious because God’s thoughts toward His people are precious; thoughts that bring an expected end in glory. (Psalm 139:17, Jeremiah 29:11)
The death of a believer is precious because the Word of God is precious. (I Samuel 3:1) Whoever believes this precious Word cannot die because they have already passed from death unto life. (John 5:24)
The death of a believer is precious because of precious faith in Christ. (I Peter 1:7)
The death of a believer is precious because Christ is precious. (I Peter 2:7) The death of a believer is precious because at the moment of death a believer is instantly with Christ and made just like Christ.
The death of a believer is precious because of God’s precious promises. (II Peter 1:4) The death of the believer is God’s way of giving His children the ultimate fulfillment of His promise of glory.
The death of a believer is precious because the death of a believer is a blessing. (Rev. 14:13)
I do not know what it is like to die, but I can just imagine that the death of a believer is like having a cast taken off of a limb that has had a broken bone that is now healed. That cast has been weighing you down and has stopped you from doing what you want to do, just like sin has stopped us from being holy and doing what we would like to do. (Rom 7:15) Oh the freedom that the saints must enjoy when they lay down this body of dead flesh and are made like Christ and they can see Him face to face. Unto you who believe, that will be precious!