Did you know that more people believe in heaven than hell? Even if they do not believe in the actual existence of the place, almost everyone has their own concept. Some people believe it’s where all the “cool people” go, and that only fuddy-duddies go to heaven. They laugh and joke about the wild parties that take place, and that the “real” party won’t start until once they arrive. Others believe we are living in hell now and that our only escape is by death into heaven. Still others believe that hell is just an exaggerated expression that people use to curse with but that it is not an actual place.
Joy is built-into & a natural by-product of salvation. If you are not enjoying your salvation, there’s a specific reason... Maybe it's because you're not really saved. Or maybe sin is zapping you of all godly pleasures. Or maybe you've forgotten how awesome your salvation really is!
It is a twenty-five word 'parade of hope.' It's small enough to fit on a post-it note, yet powerful enough to last 2,000 years. It is the entire message of God in a nutshell. It is the gospel in one verse. It is the Magna Carta, the Rosetta Stone of Christianity. It is John 3:16. … Continue reading Our Hope of Salvation – John 3:16
Ask yourself… How does God see me? Not how my family does, nor my friends, nor the pastor… but God. What does He think of my actions, words, decisions, feelings, & thoughts. Look at what God says to the 7 churches… REV. 2:2, 9, 13, 19; 3:1, 8, 15 God will find you in one of these progressive possibilities… find yourself and see what step, if any, you should take.
Hebrew 11:1-3, 6 – Faith is…putting God where He deserves…First!