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OK – still looking for more of Easter? I don’t think u can get a much finer Easter Sunday message than this one on Luke 23:50 – 24:12.

  • Why is it so hard for people to believe Jesus is risen from the dead?
  • Why were the first witnesses a group of women?
  • Why did Jesus have to die and be risen again?
  • Are we foolishly seeking the living among the dead?    
     

These questions an more are answered in Fred Van Hulst’s Easter Sunday message.

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Here is a quick Easter message from Alistair Bain that I heard this morning at The Branch. 

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Here is the question of ultimate importance!

Who is Jesus?

Is he the promised one that He claims to be?

Is he the anointed One of God that has come to liberate those in spiritual bondage?

Is he the Son of God?

Or

is he just Joesph’s son?

Is he just a teacher with eloquent comforting words?

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Just got home from the special Ref. day service where Rev. Andrew Davies from Wales, U.K. was the speaker. It was encouraging to see a large turnout from the Churches of Launceston. Here are some of my notes from the evening:

Andrew preached from 1 Timothy Chapter 1 and opened with a retelling of the story of Thomas Bilney and Latimer and how reformation in England began. Here is an interesting youtube video I found on this subject if you are like me and never heard of Bilney:

Anyway, that was just an introduction but it was used to point us to a key verse, 1 Timothy 1 v15,16

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. (more…)

In the bible we read Jesus repeatedly explaining himself to be the exclusive means of forgiveness. Jesus does not give room for any other paths to God. He is clear that things such as forgiveness, love, joy and heaven are found exclusively in him. According to Jesus any other ‘way’ is not a way at all but a sham; Jesus claims nothing less than exclusive authority and ability to save sinners. (Jn. 14.6; Mat. 7.13-14)

So to why is Jesus so narrow minded?

because there is only one God

The bible teaches that there are not many Gods but rather just one. And from this one God everything that has been made was made. This same God now sustains everything with his own power & sovereignty. People may claim that there are other Gods, however, God, in response, says that this is not true. God is intolerant of competition. (Is. 44.6-8; Acts 17.24-28)

because of the high standards of God

God has made everything for himself, to give him pleasure. His standard is inflexible. He demands absolute perfection. The way in which this shows itself is by loving him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. This is shown through passionate devotion & obedience to God.

Even the slightest variation from God’s design is rebellion & God views rebellion as worse than treason. The consequence for rebellion is death; expressed now in terms of death, sickness, and inability to earn his favor, and ultimately in terms of eternal condemnation. Where perfect love for God is lacking certain & relentless divine judgment is present. (Mat. 22.36-40; Rom. 3.23; Rom. 6.23; Col. 1.16; Jam. 2.10)

because it is the truth

Jesus himself being God is perfect & cannot lie. So we must remember that if Jesus said it then it is true! Jesus became a man to live here on earth. In his life he showed perfect & sinless love through obedience to God. Jesus is the only substitute for rebels. Our responsibility as humanity is to please God according to his standards (this we did not do), however, Jesus did.

And further Jesus also satisfied the inflexible justice of God by bearing the eternal judgment of God on the cross. Jesus distinguishes himself as the only one eligible to live perfectly and pay adequately for rebels who stand in God’s righteous crosshairs. (2 Cor. 14.6; Tit. 1.2; Heb. 1.3)

JESUS’ narrow MESSAGE for everyone

God was satisfied with Jesus work furnishing proof by raising him from the dead. Now Jesus commands his followers to tell everyone the glorious truth that he is the only Savior; the only one who is able to give rebels forgiveness, life, joy & heaven.

This forgiveness is not automatic like voting when we are 18; instead it comes by recognizing Jesus as king & ruler over our lives. In doing this we turn from rebellion (sin) & turn to Jesus (submission). It is this posture of submission to Jesus as king & following him as Lord that characterizes the Christian life & gives God pleasure.

While there is not room on Jesus’ narrow road for other saviors, there is room for everyone who will come to him for life. Jesus’ truth telling then shows him to not only be the exclusive Savior, but the loving Savior! (Jn. 14.6; Acts 17.30-31; 1 Tim. 2.5; Jn. 3.16-18)

This gospel presentation has been downloaded from Irish Calvinist. It is available as a free tract download. Thanks to Irish Calvinist for their ministry.

 Here is a short message from Paul Washer (no video)

Top first post Georgie. This morning I have listened to a sermon on Hell I want to share it hear with everyone. I think it is a great example of how to share the gospel in a way that makes sense. We see just how bad sin is when we see what Christ endured on the cross for sinners.  

Prepare yourself for an impassioned, vigorous and compelling Education from Hell, by David Legge. For a full collection of David’s sermons visit Preach the Word (you will want to go there after you hear this message). ‘Right click/save as’ or play from the snap preview window.

Here are 3 ABCs of Hell that come from Luke 16 v 19-31

A) All that go in never get out. It is a place of no hope and prayer avails not

B) Before the grave there is mercy alone

C) The chance to be saved is for the living. We only have the opportunity to be saved while we live.

Look forward to your comments after you hear it.