We Christians tend to get off track sometimes - to a Horizontal lifestyle - the "I-me-my-mine" syndrome, "we-us-our" self-focus. We tend to neglect the Vertical - God's cause and call to us all - on this sick, sad, sin-guilty globe. But Jesus puts us back on track - His final Word on the planet - Luke 24:46-49 -
"It is written - Christ must Suffer (death) for our sins, and Rise from the dead . . . so that Repentance and Forgiveness of sins be preached in His name among all nations. And you are witnesses of these things."
God did not call you and me to solve all social sins. Nor to save the planet. Nor to build our empires. One day (maybe soon) Jesus will come - as He promised - and when He does - we're all outa here! "
Set your mind on things above, not on things on earth" (Colossians 3:3).
God said it - that settles it - believe it - do it!
We know why, don't we. People all around us - all around the world - are headed for Hell.
They need Jesus - to save them - take them to Heaven.
So - we need to get real - get serious - living out, giving out His Good News of great joy.
So that - if they believe, repent, turn to Jesus - He will forgive and save them - instantly and forever.
Mark this - King David sinned, failed, lost his own kids. Yet God called him "a man after My own heart."
Why? Three reasons: One - David truly, deeply loved God. Tho' he sinned - he loved God above all. Two - David's sins broke his heart - he repented - God forgave, restored him - put him back on track.
Three - think of this - God used David to write - the Psalms - His own high, holy, happy, eternal Word.
God's Good News - His Loving Grace in Action is -
Repentance brings Pardon - God restores us - to use our lifespan of years to do His eternal things.
It's what you and I preach - "Good News of great joy to all people -the Savior." Like the old song we use to sing - ought to sing again-
"Sinners Jesus will receive . . .
Sing it over and over again, Christ receiveth sinful men, Christ receiveth sinful men; Make the message clear and plain, Christ receiveth sinful men."
When you pause to pray for us - any love offering you give to help me preach "more about Jesus" - touches people like these - and many more -
Paula K "Glad you preach the complete story of Jesus. It is great. Jesus is my world."
Maria L "You really help me worship the Lord, Pastor Rhoads. Thru your teaching I've come to realize the joy in worshiping HIM. In my worship at church, home, with you on your program, I forget the cares of these days. I know true worship is what will be in Heaven. Bless you."
Janet S, Cape Town, South Africa "Pastor Rhoads, You have taught me to focus on God and make Him my purpose. When I do that everything else falls into place. Bless you.
Rey F, Seville, Spain "We listen to your BibleLine every Sunday, Minister Rhoads. The program is a blessing, we like to read the Bible with you as you teach from it. You are our favorite program and we pray for you and your family."
Ali, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia "I always anticipate your program, it brings my heart joy to hear your message from the Lord. This is not a Christian country, such programs are very few. You bless us with a dependable broadcast. Our appreciation to you." Blessed notes.
You bless us too. Yes you do. Thank You. Keep on loving, living for Him, as you are. Our Blessed Lord Jesus sees all you do for Him. He says: "Great is your Reward in Heaven." 2011 - is a brand new year - in high gear - time to reach people - far and near! And you are right in the middle of it all -- today -- and till Jesus comes -- and we GO UP with Him!
Keep the focus on JESUS - He says: "Behold - I AM with you, always, even to the end of the Age."
Forever your brother, in His so great love and labor, Don Sr . . . . Jeremiah 31:3
"The Lord Himself will descend with a shout . . ."
I Thessalonians 4:16-18
- a grand New Year . . .
To live for JESUS
-- He may be near . . .
Please keep praying - please give if you can - so we can keep on preaching Jesus worldwide.
We pray for you too. Believe it.
Don Rhoads, Radio Pastor
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