EVERY YEAR, people change cities.
They move to greener pastures: adequate welfare, accessibility to healthcare, jobs, and distance from natural disasters.
Some visit and never leave; others fall in love and move to start a new life.
God did something, when he fell in love with humanity, he sent His Son. (John 3:16)
JESUS HAD been preaching all day—and when he entered a house, his disciples came to him.
“Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”
And he said, “The one who sows the good seed is the son of man.”
The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the Kingdom.
The weeds are the sons of the evil ones—and the one who sows them is the devil.
The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
At the close of the age, I will send my angels to gather out all causes of sin and all breakers and throw them into the fiery furnace.
And the righteous will shine in the Kingdom of their Father. (Matthew 13:36-43)
Myth versus Fact
THE MOST OFFENSIVE doctrine of the Christian faith is hell.
Many people feel such a fair God will not send anyone there, and that is untrue.
He’s done it before. God wiped out Sodom and Gomorrah. (Genesis 19:25)
Others feel that the duration in hell is a season—but the bible talks about eternal destruction. (2 Thessalonians 1:9)
How did we get here?
WHEN YOU WAKE up to the sound of a fire alarm, you do not rip off the battery to shut it off and go back to sleep. You investigate what triggered it.
It’s called a smoke detector for a reason.
The human conscience is like a smoke detector. And when we sin, it pricks us.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam hid when he heard the voice of God. (Genesis 3:10) He knew that he had sinned.
The sin of Adam was imputed to us. We were born into it. We came out wearing Adam’s jersey.
The Bridge is Out
FROM THE MOMENT, he started his ministry; Jesus lived in the shadow of the cross.
He was consumed by it, and he set his eyes on it.
When Jesus went to the cross, it was a symbol of shame. But today, the cross is a fashion statement—people wear it as necklaces.
Jesus bled that we might live.
GOD LOOKED at us and saw that we were hopeless; he also knew that we were helpless.
He cancelled out your sin debt by allowing his blood to be shed at Cavalry.
There’s no such thing that God wants to throw anyone into hell—but there’s only one God who wants to save all.
If not, he wouldn’t give His Son as a ransom.
God made him who knew no sin to become sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
The ability to acknowledge your wrong gives you the chance to ask for forgiveness of sins.
God wants you to confess your sins to Him and ask Him to forgive you. Also, invite him to become your lord and saviour.
Bringing it Together
GOD ENTERED a polling booth and elected us. He chose us in Christ before the foundations of the world. (Ephesians 1:4)
As an accountant, God opened his ledger and put money on our credit.
And he performed a surgical procedure on us—for the heart of stone, he gave us the heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26)
The nerve of urgency must not be cut. Love constrains you to do something!
Happy Palm Sunday.