- Lorie Hedgepeth
“...IT is the POWER OF GOD TO SALVATION for EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES.”
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith’."
The Gospel of Christ addresses the greatest need in every country, on every continent, in every culture, for every generation. There is no government program, no social program or religious practice that impact a person’s life for eternity like the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul said, “it is the power of God TO SALVATION for EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES”. Salvation is the power of God that brings rightness with God and breaks the sin-cycle in a person’s life. Humanity was created to have fellowship and relationship with God and nothing can take the place of that. The absence of God in a person’s life causes them to always be looking for what only God can give them and that is the peace and power of His Presence.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
“Jesus Christ, God’s only son, lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the payment for our sin and rose from the dead on the third day after his death.”
When we choose to trust in Jesus and what He did on the Cross of Calvary as payment for our sins—IMMEDIATELY WE ARE SAVED. Glory to God forever!! Indeed, the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation. This can only happen through Jesus Christ: “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven, given among men whereby we must be saved”; Acts 4:12. Consequently, the cruelest, most brutal, and un-godly thing a Christian can do is know Jesus… know the Gospel yet never share it.
On this Memorial Day, we respectfully remember the MANY men and women that have given of their lives, in the line of duty, so we can have the freedoms we enjoy today. As the Church, we also remember with love and thanksgiving the One… Jesus, God’s only Son who died that we could be saved and be at peace with God. What a mighty and merciful God we serve. And, today…. regardless of past problems, faults and failures… regardless of how complicated our life might be today… one prayer - one choice to accept Jesus as Savior, changes everything.
May this Memorial Day be a day of enjoyment for you and your family. And should there be an opportunity to share the Gospel with someone, do so boldly and compassionately.
For The Harvest,