I, for one, am so glad I do not have to count on the judgement of mankind for my future. There are those out there who would have me put into therapy for my faith in a ghost, in a mythical being who has never before been seen. There are some who would take me off to the side and suggest I keep the whole faith thing under wraps so that I do not bring attention to my beliefs as it could hamper my career. How many times has someone come up to you and suggested that if you would put career ahead of faith, you could be making big money.
“You’re a born leader, why are you wasting your time working part time in a church?”
This was once asked of me. There was a time that honesty and integrity were more important than getting something at any cost. A friend was once told by his boss to get the contract no matter what.
“Do whatever it takes to get that contract.”
He did not get that contract, the owner of the company was not happy and a few days later, my friend was let go. Think about this for a moment. If you placed all your hope in an individual, your future is only as good as your last result. If the head of the denomination was in charge of the Book of Life, how solid is your hope of an eternal life with the Saviour?
“You mess up one more time and I can assure you the gate to Glory will be closed to you.”
Where does my hope lie? Where does our hope lie?
Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me— now let me rejoice.
Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt.
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Ps 51:7-11
Jesus came to save us, not condemn. He brought with Him a hope that no man or woman could offer. By His sacrifice on the cross, He purified us from our sins, He washed us clean. In Him we have a perfect joy because He has healed us. Our sins are forgiven, our hearts are cleaned and, just as He promised, Holy Spirit walks with us every moment of our lives. Our hope is in His promise and not in the temporary promises of mankind. Our hope is in the Lord, and we can truly count on Him forever.
This Sunday, Pastor Todd is on holidays and we are truly blessed to have Pastor Glenn bring us a message. We would love for you to join us either in person or online Sunday at 10:30 AM MST.
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