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             Then Jesus said to his disciples,

"If anyone would come after me,  he must first deny himself and

take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life

will lose it, but whoever loses  his life for me will find it. 

           ( Matt. 16:24 )     

 

 

 

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Salvation

 

(Why Not?)

 

The following are some of the many reasons people

give as to why they won't accept Jesus free gift

of salvation, and ask Him to be their Lord
and Savior, and what Gods Word has to

 say in answer to the excuses.

 

 

1)   I have to get better first

and quit sinning!

a) Two men went up to the temple to pray,
one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself,

"God, I thank you that I am not like other men -
robbers, evildoers, adulterers, - or even men

 like this tax collector.

 

I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get".

But the tax collector stood up at a distance.

He would not even look up to Heaven,

but beat his breast and said, "God,

have mercy on me a sinner."


"I tell you that this man, rather than the other,

went home justified before God. For everyone

who exalts himself will be humbled, and he

who humbles himself will be exalted".
Luke 18:10-14

 

b) While Jesus was having dinner at
Matthews house, many tax collectors and

sinners came and ate with Him and His disciples.

When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His
disciples, " Why does your teacher eat with tax

collectors and sinners?"

 

On hearing this, Jesus said," It is not the

healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

But go and learn what this means. I

desire mercy, and sacrifice. For I have not

come to call the righteous, but sinners."


Allow the Holy Spirit to begin changing you

from the inside out. When You have repented,

and asked Gods help, the Holy Spirit will begin

what's called regeneration in you.

 

He will help you overcome the weaknesses,

and sin in your life as you rely on Him!

2)   I Can't Make Myself Forgive

Others!!

 

a) "For if you forgive men when they sin

against you, your heavenly Father will also

forgive you. But if you do not forgive their

sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."
Matthew 6:15


 

b) "And when you stand praying, if you

hold anything against anyone, forgive him,

so that your Father in Heaven may forgive

you your sins." Mark 11:25,26

 

c) "Do not let any unwholesome talk come

out of your mouths but only what is helpful

for building others up according to their needs,

that it may benefit those who listen.

 

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,

 with whom you were sealed for the day

of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage

and anger, brawling and slander, along
with every form of malice. Be kind and

compassionate to one another, forgiving

each other, just as Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:29-32


 d) If anyone says, " I love God," then hates

his brother, he is a liar, For anyone who does

not love his brother, whom he has seen,
cannot love God whom he has not seen. And

he has given us this command: Whoever

loves God must also love his brother.
 1 John 4:19-21

 

You're right! If someone has hurt you deeply

enough, either from within, or outside of the

church, it's hard if not impossible to forgive

that person - On Your Own!

 

It is only when you continually draw closer

 to God, that the love of God through the

working of the Holy Spirit in your life helps

you forgive that person.

***

The key to remember is that not being able

to forgive someone is a warning sign that

you NEED to draw closer to God!!

 

 

3)  Christians are Too Inconsistent,

and Many are Hypocrites!!

 

 

a) You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or

why do you look down on your brother? For we

will all stand before God's judgment seat. It is

written: "As surely as I live, says the Lord,

every knee will bow before me; every tongue

will confess to God." So then, each of us will

give an account of himself to God.

 

Therefore, let us stop passing judgment on one

another. Instead, make up your mind not to put

 any stumbling block, or obstacle in your brother's

way.  Romans 14:10-13.

 

I have heard this excuse quite frequently lately. It

usually goes along the line, " I used to be a Christian

 but the pastor of my church, wasn't there for me

once," or "I used to live for God, but there was

 just too many hypocrites!" Come on now! Let's

get real! Jesus Christ is our example!

 

Those who have been saved from, and forgiven

of their sins, were bought with the precious blood

 of Jesus. What a mockery people make of the

redeeming blood of Jesus, when they walk away

from a personal relationship with Jesus, because

of another persons faults, or sins.

 

It is better to spend a little while living for God

in the middle of some professing Christians who

appear to be hypocrites to you, than to spend an

eternity in Hell with all those who are

definitely hypocrites!

 

 

4)  I am too big of a sinner!!

God Could Never Forgive

What I've Done!!

 

a) But because Jesus lives forever, He is has

a permanent priesthood. Therefore, He is able to

save completely those who come to God through

Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.

Such a high priest meets our need - one who is holy,

 blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted

above the heavens.

 

b) You see, at just the right time, when we were

still powerless, Christ died for the UNGODLY. Very

rarely will anyone die for a righteousness man,

though for a good man 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

 

The fact that you are acknowledging that you

are a sinner is evidence that the Holy Spirit

has brought you under conviction.

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Christ is able to save You, not because of who

you are, or because of what you've done or

haven't done - but because of who He is, and

because of what He's done!!

 

 

5)  If You Have Never Accepted

Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

You Can Do So Right Now,

Right Where You Are!

 

Savior means that Jesus is able and willing to forgive

all those who cry out and ask forgiveness for their

 sins, and repent, or turn away from sin with

 the help of the Holy Spirit!

 

To ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life means to ask

 Him to be the Supreme authority in your life, and to

guide and lead you, to teach you His ways, and to

have fellowship and a personal relationship

with you!

 

If you feel a "tug" if you will, at your heart, mind and

 spirit, that's the promptings of the Holy Spirit calling

you. You see the Bible teaches that we don't just

decide to follow Jesus. "He" calls us -  and we either

accept and respond to that calling, or we harden

our hearts and turn away!!

 

To turn away from God's calling is Very dangerous

spiritually and could determine your entire eternity

as the Bible says that if a person continues to turn

their back on God, their heart can harden to the point

 they will no longer hear Him calling!

 

Isaiah 55:6, says " Seek the Lord while He may be

found; call on Him while He is near." 2 Cor 6:2 For

He says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and

 in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you,

now is the time of God's favor, now is the

day of salvation.

 

 

6)   If you accept Gods free gift of

salvation while He is calling you,

please pray the following,

 if you mean it with all your heart.

 

Dear Jesus. I believe you are the Son of God

who came to earth, humbled yourself and lived a

perfect life, was crucified, died, and rose again

on the third day as the only perfect sacrifice for

 all my sins. I ask you in faith believing to forgive me

 of my sins. I repent, of my sins and ask you to be

my Lord and Savior!! Teach me to live a life that is

pleasing to You and brings you glory and honor.

 I ask it in the Precious name Of Jesus!

 

If you just prayed this prayer from your heart,

then please let someone know as we are

taught in the bible to profess our salvation.

 

 I would greatly appreciate it if you'd drop

me a line at

 

YourCross@Msn.com

 

and let me know if you have accepted Jesus

 into your heart, or if He is calling but you are still

 holding back for some reason.

 

If you need a Bible, or help finding a good church

in your area, please let me know and we'll

 be glad to help all we can!

 

 Feel free to use the ministry address on the

front page or our personal address for your

comments, praise  report, needs or

questions to me.

 

 

Is Jesus Christ the answer to your questions?

 

    Ges Cristo  la risposta alle tue domande?    Ist Jesus die Antwort auf Deine Fragen?    Jesus Cristo  a resposta para suas perguntas?        

 

    Is Jezus Christus het antwoord op uw vraag?   Es Jesucristo la respuesta a sus preguntas?   

 

 

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