Monday, September 12, 2011
Goooooooooooood Morning Everyone! People who say it can't be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it. Praise God!
PRAYER: Holy Father, Divine God! You have given each one of us a life to live. When You look upon us You see those that have needs. Everyone of us has needs, both physical needs and spiritual needs. You have compassion for us and bless us each with time, talent and resources according to our needs. Everything we have belongs to You and we are to use these gifts to Your glory. Help us to invest these blessings and gifts for Your name sake. Keep us from fear, greed and selfish ambitions, and grant us a spirit of love and grace. This we pray and ask in the blessed name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"
MESSAGE: JESUS, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN!
1. John is showing us in John 5:6, three great works of grace that Jesus is doing:
a. The first one was: Jesus Choosing The Man.
b. The second one was: Jesus Caring For The Man.
c. The third one is: Jesus Coming To The Man.
1. Jesus comes to where the disabled man is lying.
2. Jesus reaches out to the man in genuine grace and love.
3. It isn't until Jesus actually comes to the man that the man has opportunity for healing and salvation.
4. SO IT IS WITH US!
2. PICTURE THIS! There are three ways in which Jesus comes to the sinner.
a. He comes as a SACRIFICE! He came the first time to die for us (2 Cor 5:21).
b. He comes as the SAVIOR! He comes as the One offering eternal life (John 6:37).
c. He comes as SOVEREIGN! The sinner who doesn't respond to the Gospel of Jesus, will find himself facing Jesus as his/her JUDGE (Rev 20:11-15).
How much do you appreciate His SACRIFICE? Have you accepted Him as Your SAVIOR? In one way or another, He is SOVEREIGN over your life. Jesus will either be your SAVIOR or your JUDGE. To be continued Tuesday.
May God help us to be wise and invest our time and blessings to His glory.
In His Grace and Healing, Vic.