Tuesday, September 13, 2011
ALOHA Everyone! Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet arrived, and we have only today to live.....so let's get started. Give God all the glory!
HYMN: "IT IS NO SECRET": The words and music were crteated by Stuart Hamblen in 1950. And the scripture that inspired this song was Acts 26:2, " None of this has escaped His notice".
1. The chimes of time ring out the news, another day is through.
Someone slipped and fell, Was that someone you?
You may have longed for added strength, your courage to renew;
Do not be dishearted, for I bring hope to you. REFRAIN.
2. There is no night, for in His light, You'll never walk alone.
Always feel at home wherever you may roam;
There's no power can conquer you, While God is on your side;
Just take Him at His promise, Don't runaway and hide. REFRAIN.
REFRAIN: It is no secret what God can do,
What He's done for others, He'll do for you,
With arms wide open, He'll welcome you,
It is no secret what God can do.
MESSAGE: JESUS, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN!
1. In John 5, John has shown us a "SICK MAN", a "SYMPATHIZING SAVIOR", and now a "STRIKING MIRACLE" (John 5:6-9).
a. Jesus asked the man one question: "Would you like to be healed"?
b. Was this a physical or spirtual offer? This was a physical offer from a spiritual source.
c. Obviously, the man understood it to be physical because he has had his eye on healing for a long time, but it always seem to elude him.
2. PICTURE THIS! Jesus comes to all sinners and makes us an offer of salvation. Which is better: HEALING or SALVATION? The problem is that sinners are looking for a physical solution from a physical source when they should be looking for a physical solution from a spiritual source. There are things that man cannot do for himself because he lacks spirtual power. It takes the power of God, the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and the blood of Jesus to accomplish salvation for a sinner. Would you like to be healed or saved? Is salvation eluding you? For healing and salvation, come to the spiritual source, JESUS CHRIST. To be continued Wednesday.
May God teach us to show endless expressions of love and gratitude for what He has done and is doing for us. In His Healing and Word, Vic.