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Be Prepared

Be Prepared                           May 2019

                                        

Recently, I attended a church service where Jesus Christ was said to be the Son Of God who loves everyone and forgives their sins. However, knowing Christ personally was not mentioned.

 

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me”, John 14:6.  Calling yourself a Christian is more than just going to church and being a good person.  You need to accept Jesus into your heart and life.

 

For 25 years, I thought that I was a good person and that was my ticket to heaven.  Then I read in the Bible that there is only one way to Heaven and that is through the shed blood of Jesus. Good works cannot save you! (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

Trust Jesus Christ today!  Here’s what you must do:

  1. Admit that you are a sinner. (Romans 3:23)
  2. Be willing to turn from sin (repent). (Luke 13:5)
  3. Believe that Jesus died for you, was buried, and rose

from the dead. (John 3:16)

4.Through prayer, ”For it is with your mouth that you

believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that

you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:10)

 

What to pray:

Dear God: I am a sinner and need forgiveness.  I believe that Jesus Christ shed his precious blood and died for my sin.  I am willing to turn from sin.  I believe by faith that you saved me and that Jesus is now my personal Savior.  Amen

~CMS

Obedience

No human should have to carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us do.

We say we trust God and then we work our fingers to the bone and our emotions into a tangled fray trying to strategize, manipulate, control, figure it all out.

And in my own life, God has had to remind me, “Wait a minute, Lysa. I’m really good at being God. So your job is just be obedient to Me. Just today. Don’t look so far down the road and try to figure it all out. You’ll stress yourself out beyond what you can bear. Your job is to be obedient to Me today. Go where I tell you to go. Love who I tell you to love. Don’t make it so complicated. Simply recognize your job – obedience. And know that My job is everything else.”

Maybe you need that reminder too. The reminder that God is good. God is good to me. And God is good at being God. ~ Lyse TerKeust

Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies

Today is such a wonderful day for the rest of our lives!!!!!!!

A most Blessed Easter to each and every one of you!

 Have you ever wondered how lilies were associated with Easter?  Lilies are often used in the Bible as symbols of beauty:

 Jesus said, “Consider how the lilies grow.  They do    not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these” (Luke 12: 27).

 Since lilies grow from a bulb that is buried and then blooms into life, it is a beautiful representation of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  The trumpet shaped blooms of the lilies have been likened to the trumpets of angels that herald events in the Bible.  Lilies announce Spring, but the greatest event is the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

 Though most of the lilies native to America do not bloom until early summer, the Bermuda lily, or white trumpet lily, which blooms naturally in the spring, was imported to the U.S. in the late 1800’s.  

It’s popularity grew and it soon became the symbolic flower of Easter across the land.*

information from www.celebratingholidays.com                            

CMS: ST.PETRIE