Monday, September 23, 2013

Never Seen

Philippians 1:6  ''Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.''

      If you're like me, there are some people that you 'think' are never going to change and are beyond hope.  Well that kind of thinking comes from our own arrogance that we have in our own efforts to be more than a seed planter of the gospel.  ''When we get to heaven, we will find out how little we actually had to do with our salvation and how true our verse today is--“He who has begun a good work in you.” Salvation is, from start to finish, from first to last, the work of God Himself in us. He sought us. He found us. He began the good work in us. He keeps us. And one day He will present us faultless before His Father’s throne. After all, it was the shepherd himself who went after the one lost sheep until he found it, and then he carried it on his shoulders safely back to the fold, rejoicing all the while (Luke 15:1– 7).''
    'For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God'.  Did you catch that?  ALL and no one since the fall of Adam is excluded, not me or you, from sin.
   'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.'  He gave His Son because He loved all of us in this world, even before we knew Him.
   'For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”'  There are no exclusions.  No one is beyond the reach of Christ's calling.

Jesus Loves Me.....lyrics

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! This I know,
As He loved so long ago,
Taking children on His knee,
Saying, “Let them come to Me.”

Jesus loves me still today,
Walking with me on my way,
Wanting as a friend to give
Light and love to all who live.

Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
Thou hast bled and died for me,
I will henceforth live for Thee.