Sunday, March 13, 2011

A year ago this past Thursday my Dad passed away from his long fight with cancer.

I bring this up as it along with God's prompting is what led me to start this weekly ministry. I found myself worrying about his salvation and whether he had accepted Christ in his heart. 19 years earlier my Mom had passed away suddenly without the chance to tell her how much I loved her and without us discussing Christ.

Her death is what led me to accept Christ as my Savior. I can't say at that point that I understood what being saved meant. I stumbled many times since then but seeing my Dad, the man that I looked up to and thought could whip anything in such a vulnerable state made me realize we can't do things on our own. We were never meant to we were meant to give it all to God.

Over the last year with the guidance of our pastors and the leading of Christ I know the true meaning of being saved. I know that as followers of Christ we have already won the battle over death our bodies may be beaten and broken but we are alive in Christ.

1 Corinthians 15: 50-58
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep; but we shall all be changed
52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."
55"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"
56The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
57But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Have a blessed week,


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