Days to Live … Jesus Watched

Widow’s Mite by James Joseph Jacques Tissot, Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum

Have you wondered what you would do if you knew that you had days to live? What would be your priorities?

Jesus knew that His time had come. His eyes were focused on the cross. But He had so much to do, to teach, to heal, to love during His last days.

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Jesus, the Perfect Sacrifice, Loves You

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Frustrated because you can’t seem to be the kind of person that you want to be?

Although you get up in the morning and you tell yourself that you will be kind, not offend, and have a great outlook, you slip up before you get out the door.

You think no one cares.

There is someone who cares deeply. In fact, He loves you. Jesus loves you.

All of us have sinned, fallen short of God’s requirements. That’s you and me. We’re all failures.

The consequences of that sin is death and separation from God forever–hell. But God, in all His glory, loved you and me so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world.

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Freedom Preserved, Service and Sacrifices Remembered

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Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Remembering the men and women who sacrificed their lives, limbs, health, families, or sanity to preserve America’s freedom.

Thank you to all the men and women, past, present, and future who have served in the military and a special thank you to their families for their very real sacrifices.

We are honored by all that you sacrificed. You have personified the values and priorities of true Americans.

Thank YOU for YOUR service. Because of you, we live in freedom.

 

3 Reasons to Love Others

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In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  1 John 4:9-11

When I describe the love of my Mama and Daddy, I talk about Mama sewing beautiful dresses for me while I was growing up. I tell of the time that Daddy stayed up with me into the early morning hours working on an essay I was having trouble with. I tell of their hard work to make the money last through the month, so that we were comfortable.

I know their love for their children when I remember their actions … their self-sacrifices for us. Through their love, I learned what love looks like and how to love others. Continue reading 3 Reasons to Love Others

You can live with Jesus forever!

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Finally, the time had arrived. Jesus’ time. The time to show Himself as the long-awaited Messiah. The Great Promise!

Jesus mounted a young colt and rode down the Mount of Olives as the crowd hailed Him as King, laying down their cloaks and palm branches before Jesus, their King.

As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:37-38

Word had spread about His mighty works … healing the blind, deaf, and lame; feeding the 5,000, calming the storm, and raising Lazarus from the dead. This Son of Man was the Messiah destined to save all of Israel and set  up His kingdom.

He was born for this. It was prophesied. It was promised.

Psalm 118 was one of the traditional Psalms that the Jews sang during the Passover feast.

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. Psalm 118:24-26

Jesus rode the colt on the same route the Passover Lamb took that day.

The LORD is God,
and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
up to the horns of the altar! Psalm 118:27

Jesus was the festal sacrifice. It would not be necesary to pay for the sins of the people again with a Passover Lamb. Jesus was the Passover Lamb.

Jesus paid the price, once, for all. All that was necessary to be saved from sin after Jesus was crucified was to abide in Him.

That is the greatest miracle of all, isn’t it?

Our Great God, our Creator God, gave the world the greatest gift He could ever give, His only begotten Son, Jesus, as the One who would pay the price of our sins, death on the cross, so that we could live with Him forever.

In Jesus, we have peace with God.

In Jesus, we can come boldly before the throne of God and call Him “Abba, Father” …

Daddy!

Do you know this kind of love, this wonderful Savior?

You can know Jesus today.

Please pray:

God, I am so sorry that I have sinned against You. I want to know You. I want the gift of salvation that You have for me. Please forgive me of my sins. I want to give my life to You. Teach me how to know You and to abide in Jesus. Thank You for saving me, so that I can live with You forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Your next steps:

  • Tell another Christian that you just gave your live to God.
  • Find a Bible-preaching church and start attending it.
  • Start reading the Bible. You might want to start with the Book of John.
  • You might want to check out the free resources at BlueLetterBible.org.

If you just gave your life to God, please tell us in the Comment Section,
and we will be praying for you.

My prayer:

Father in heaven, thank You for sending Jesus to live among us, to teach us, to perform mighty works for us, to show us perfection, and finally, to pay the price of our sins, so that we would not have to live eternity away from You. Father, Your love is higher, wider, and deeper than we can understand. Your grace and mercy are beyond measure. If there are any who are reading this post who do not know You, I pray for them, Father. Show Yourself to them, and soften their hearts to trust You for their salvation. Thank You for Jesus, our Savior. In His name, we pray.

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