Words from the Heart for Tuesday March 13th, 2018
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 3:36 (KJV)
The word of the Lord is clear that the decision to receive Christ Jesus as our Saviour is essential and urgent in order to have eternal life. This is also a wonderful assurance that when that decision is made and we are born again we can continue our life with the Lord even to eternity. The Lord has made a wonderful plan for us. Don’t delay that decision.
Nunavut joined the Canadian federation nearly two decades ago, but it’s only now taking its place among the other territories and provinces surrounding the Centennial Flame, on Parliament Hill. The 12-sided stone fountain at the foot of the walkway leading to the Peace Tower will have to be dismantled and reconstructed to add a 13th side bearing Nunavut’s coat of arms. Nunavut’s official flower, the purple saxifrage, and 1999, the year it became a territory, will be engraved on the basin of the eternal flame.
Surely you have to do something to earn your way into heaven. Every religion teaches this. Christianity can’t be any different than the rest, can it? Well that is a question that has been asked many times by people with whom I have shared the Gospel. They are correct about what every other religion teaches – you have to do something, act a certain way, or go through very specific steps in order to appease their god, or earn your way into the next level of consciousness. Man’s religion and spirituality all demand you do something. But that isn’t God’s way. The heart of the Christian Gospel is grace. Listen to how the apostle John puts it in John 3:36: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” The moment you put your faith in Jesus Christ, having asked Him to remove your sin and come into your life to be Saviour, He removes your sin. It is offered as a free gift, purchased for you by Jesus’ death on the Cross.
These have been words from the heart.