Sunday, December 6, 2009
I assure you, those who listen to My Message and believe in God who sent Me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. —Jesus (See John 5:24, nlt)
When I go over that verse it makes me wanna ask: Whatcha focused on? Have you heard Christ's voice calling you? Have ya responded to His Word? You can!
Perhaps you feel like yelling: Man Kurt, that kinda talk sounds so liturgical dude, so religiously non-practical and mysterious. Yeah man, I like.. live in the real dog-eat-dog world here not on some pie-in-the-sky clouds!
Whaaaaat? I don't' mean to be pushy or spooky at all. Those are some important questions. And believe it or not, I try to give some thought to wording these so called "ecclesiastical questions" in a more down-to-earth kinda way.. you know, away from all that comes off as churchy-foreign to normal folk. I figure, why turn people off as they think about eternity? To me it's critical. That's such a long time to be wrong if people miss decide on the most important Issue.
Hey, talk to me here, cuz I think I might be able to relate some. I spent 18 years of my life as a non-Christian during the '60s and '70s, and during that time I was into everything I could down ..except Bible reading and prayer.
"They stumble because they do not listen to God's Word or obey it, and so they meet the fate that has been planned for them." —1 Pet. 2:8b
"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." —Jam. 1:22
"The following week almost the entire city turned out to hear them preach the Word of the Lord." —Acts 13:44
"..blessed are all who hear the Word of God and put it into practice." —Lk. 11:28
But Christian, what about you.. do you regularly hear God's Word and believe? (Got time to read the full version?)
I say you and I fix our gaze and even dead-bolt our eyes on Christ! He alone can meet all our needs.
You've really got to visit: Kurt von Schleicher at 6:22 PM