Monthly Archives: December 2015

Light & Hope

Posted by richieg on December 13, 2015
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 DSCN0144 The world is not used to seeing God’s people act unexpectedly.  So when Christians stand on the beach alongside the Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the American flag and the Israel flag flying together, some stop by and are a little confused and others come by and know the importance of standing for our faith, standing for our country and remembering our friends in Israel.

God opened the door and we shared with more than 80 people about what God’s Word says as to how we are to live.  All who stopped by accepted our body of Christ “Pray For America” gospel tract that included a message about the only one Light of the World, the one Hope of Mankind and the message included the gospel of God’s grace and focused on the shed blood of Jesus Christ as sufficient to save a sinner.

All who stopped by offered words of encouragement, some took pictures of the cross and they continued on.  But others, who desired to go deeper in conversation, such as George and his son George, Jr. stopped and inquired of the ministry.  George said: “I was watching as the Cross was raised and then the two flags and I said to my son that we must go over there and see what this is about.”  The need for “Prayer for America” was shared with these two men and then George held his son’s arm and said: “Son, look at that Cross and those flags, this is America, a free country, do you understand that I took you out of Cuba so we would be free, we are free son, do you see now?”  Georges son did not speak very good English and his dad read the gospel tract to him and they thanked God for America.  As the men were departing George said: “Thank you for standing for God, for America and for Israel, this was a very meaningful experience for me and my son so see”.

The gospel of God’s grace.

Posted by richieg on December 09, 2015
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                        The gospel of God’s grace
God’s grace means the gift of “unmerited favor” in Jesus Christ
it means God is offering you something you could never
provide for yourself, forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

 For by grace are ye saved, through faith;
 and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God —
 Not of works, lest any man should boast.  –  Ephesians 2:8-9

The blood of Jesus atones for sin, His resurrection seals our pardon.
Salvation is an act of God offered freely to all people through faith
in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.  A person is saved
and receives a new birth by believing in the gospel truth that God’s Son
Jesus Christ, became flesh, went to the cross, shed His blood,
and died for our sins and that God raised Jesus from the dead.

True believers fully understand what Christ has done for them.

Herein is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  –  John 4:10

Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life;
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  John 14:6

Will you decide to believe in Jesus and accept him as your Savior?
If the Spirit of God has awakened your heart to the gospel of God’s grace,
to see your sin for what it is, then you have been enabled by him to repent
of your sin and call out for His mercy and believe in Jesus as your Savior.
If you have never placed your hope in God through faith in His Son, Jesus
Christ, you need to make that decision.  That is where life begins!

                                      Faith in Jesus Christ
“O God, I am a sinner:  I’m sorry for my sin.  I want to turn from
my sin.  I believe Jesus Christ is your Son; I believe He died on the
cross  for my sin and You raised him to life.  So right now, as best
as I know how, I choose to accept Your Son Jesus as my Savior,
trusting only in His shed blood as sufficient to save my soul and
to take me to heaven.  Thank you Lord Jesus for saving my soul.

If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ for salvation then the most
important thing for you to do is to get to know Him.  The real issue is
knowing Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the One who said, “I am come that they
may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10