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April 12, 2017, 10:34 AM

My hearing is fine, but my listening skills are not

Church Family,

Today in my worship time I read Hebrews 4:2 "For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened"

The Gospel has and always will be the same

What a powerful warning! The Gospel message will not benefit those who refuse to place their faith in it. What I love about this is God is not asking us to change our behavior. He is not telling us to become better people. God's good news, the Gospel message is simply asking us to Believe in Jesus. Put our Faith in Him.

What a source of power! When we put our Faith in Christ we are UNITED together for God's purposes. This is not just a one time event, but a daily and constant surrender to Christ. Will we fail? Yes. Will we stumble? Yes, but those united by faith have heard and listened to the message: Only Jesus Saves. When we fail, when we stumble, when we sin, we turn from that sin, beg for God's forgiveness, and turn to Jesus.

Hebrews 4:15-16 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Are you united with other believers for the purpose of the Gospel? Or are you like the Israelites before us? They heard the same message but refused to listened. They continued to do things for their purposes and pleasures rather than for the gospel. Their culture was greater than the gospel in their minds.


04-12-2017 at 11:55 AM
April crenshaw
Thanks again, I always enjoys these messages!
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