Sunday, April 29, 2007

Joshua Morgan Hancock

For those of you who did not know, Josh Hancock, one of the St Louis Cardinals' relief pitchers, died very early Sunday morning. The Cardinal Nation is mourning.

This is one author's perspective.

True, St Louis lost a great pitcher, but a mother also lost her son. And the human race lost another human being. That ticker just keeps on going. More people just like Josh, only less famous, are dying, too. How long are you going to wait to get right with God? How long are you going to wait to tell others to get right with God? Tomorrow is not promised.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Good Person Test

Have you ever taken the Good Person Test? It's a three question test to see if you are a good person. Ready?

1) Have you ever told a lie? If you have, what does that make you if you tell a lie?

2) Have you ever stolen anything? What does that make you if you steal?

3) Have you ever hated anyone? What does that make you if you hate someone?

The correct answers are a Liar, a Thief, and a Murderer at heart. Now, if this is how we face God on Judgment Day, how will He deal with us? The Bible says that "all liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire." It promises that no thief will make it into Heaven. It declares, "Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and we know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him." That tells me that we all deserve to go to Hell, agreed?

But here's the good news: "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." God sent Jesus to pay the fine that we owe for breaking God's Law. Then Jesus rose from the dead and defeated death. Now He offers to share that victory with those who will repent (turn from sin toward God) and put their trust in Him to save them from the wrath of God on Judgment Day. Isn't that Good News?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Preaching in a Cafeteria.

Kudos to Luke Cada. I thank God for you.