Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Greetings To Everyone! Someone had to teach us how to live, and that someone was Jesus Christ. Praise Him!
PRAYER: "Loving Father, God of Love! Teach us how to truly live. You do not ask us our race or creed, but You are always there in our hour of need. Let us know You love us, and that we are a part of You. Because You are the Creator, everything belongs to You, and that includes us. It doesn't matter if we are rich or poor, great or small; we are all one in Christ Jesus. Life is in Jesus our Lord, and He is our light and the Light of this World. Help us to live in Him and for Him; help us to shine for Him. You do not ask for perfection from us, only to believe and trust You and live a life that will bring praise, glory and honor to You. It is in Jesus' name that we pray and ask these things, Amen!"
MESSAGE: JESUS, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN!
1. Not only was there an OFFER, there was also an ORDER (John 5:8).
a. Jesus tells the man to get up and walk.
b. This man had not walked in 38 years.
c. Was this an impossible command? It might have been except for faith.
d. What was required of the man in order for him to get up and walk? Just two things:
1. Simple faith, a child-like faith.
2. Simple obedience, a child-like obedience.
e. Whether it is being healed or being saved, the same requiremnt applys to us.
2. PICTURE THIS! When Jesus calls us, the only response on our part is suppose to be FAITH and OBEDIENCE. But if we doubt, there will be no faith; where there is no faith, there will be no obedience; where there is no obedience, there will be no healing or salvation. If we refuse because it sounds too simple or too hard, then there is no opportunity for us, and we have no one to blame but ourselves. Jesus said in Mark 10:15, "Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein". Have you heard the call? Where is your faith? To be continued Thursday.
May God help us to realize that attitude, intelligence and detrmination will get us down life's road, but only true faith and obedience will get us into heaven.
Walking In His Light, Vic.