You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8.
We are all guilty of Class A Felony Sin but Jesus took our place.Why not serve a God who sent his Son to take our sentence?
But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:21-23 (NIV version).
Jesus gave His life that we might live. It is a gift. We need only to receive it.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:16-17
It is our greatest joy and greatest honor to serve in the family of God.
Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.” But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. Acts 28:3-5
Faced with a brutal storm the sailors finally listen to Paul. He depended totally on the Lord for his deliverance.
23 Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. Acts 27;23-25
One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you? “Acts 19:15
It may look similar and in some ways seem the same but there is nothing like the original.
State Supervisor of Women Ohio West, Dr. Barbara Jackson shares at the State Women's Convention, Church of God in Christ.
Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands: So that not only this our Acts 19:26-27
Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. Acts 18: 9-10
The call of Christ is the protection of Christ, the blessing of Christ and the anointing of Christ on the assigned task.
Bishop Pat McKinstry shares at the Resurrection Power Church regarding the Necessity of Prayer.
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