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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Two Great Reasons To Witness

As I arrived to teach English at the Chinese Restaurant on Monday, these two precious young boys were there with their mom, who was busy working. They are the sons of the owner. Lawrence is on the left and Ricky is on the right.
They also have a baby sister who is two. Her name is Weeko. That's right W-e-e-k-o.

As I have been witnessing to these dear people over the past months, I cannot help but think of the consequences for these little ones if their parents don't accept Christ.
What about them? See the innocence in their little faces.
Will they grow up without knowing Christ?
Will they live without the love of Christ in their lives?
Will they one day die without Him?

God forbid!

Oh my God! Will you please have mercy and save these precious people. They are unworthy, but so was I. They are sinners, but so am I.
Reach down for them into the same pit that you brought me up out of. Set them on the same Rock upon which I stand.

Oh God! Don't let me get to heaven without them!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

God Provides

A man in our church who spent seven years as a missionary in India came up to me today with a gift basket in his hand.
Inside the basket was a CD set and a book for learning the Croatian language!
What a wonderful blessing that is!
I haven't gone shopping anywhere, attempting to be as conservative with finances as possible considering all the upcoming expenses with relocating to Croatia.
CD's for learning the language will be a huge help to get a jump start in preparation for the work that lies ahead.
He told me, "God put this on my heart." That's just how God is. He knows what we need, and He provides.
This journey with the Lord to Croatia means many things to me, but one of the best things is how I will be privileged to see God provide day after day, and year after year as the Word of God sweeps Croatia and their worthless wall of man-made religion crumbles into the dust of history as souls get saved and a raging fire for the things of God is kindled that will burn till Jesus comes.
He knows what I need.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Bless the Lord.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Great Christmas Gift

Today is Christmas Eve and, as usual, I went to the China Sea Buffet for lunch. But today there was a surprise awaiting me. Trista, the Christian hostess from Taiwan, had a Christmas card waiting for me. The words from her heart brought me great joy.
God has given me the opportunity to reach out in the name of Christ to a group of precious people here at the Chinese buffet and the dividends keep coming back.
"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom."

As you can see from the photo, she says, Thank you for bringing LOVE to the China Sea family. LOVE came down at Christmas.

Her words are so accurate when she says that Love came down at Christmas. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The selfless gift of God's Son to us is the greatest demonstration of love that the world will ever know, yet the world wants so badly to remove Christ from Christmas and make this greatest of celebrations only about what the world can provide.

Perhaps you are able to provide many material gifts to your family and friends. But let's do our best to emulate the God of heaven and give as He gave - straight from the heart.

Trista's words are much better to me than anything she could have purchased and set under a tree.

Thank you God, for your unspeakable gift.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Was Brittany Murphy Ready To Meet God?

Internet news sites are buzzing about the sudden death of actress, Brittany Murphy, who was only 32 years old.
The fact Brittany Murphy is in the news makes it clear that she had acquired some worldly fame during her short life.
Her soul went out into eternity today, with no second chance for salvation. Was she prepared?
Did she know Jesus as her personal Saviour?
The Bible is very clear on the ONE WAY of salvation: John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

I can't help but wonder,
Did some faithful Sunday School teacher reach her with the gospel when she was a little girl?
Did a diligent Bus Captain knock her door and take her to a Bible Believing, Gospel Preaching church when she was young?
Did someone from a soulwinning church knock her door and lead her to Christ?
Did a neighbor share the gospel with her before it was too late?
Did some church member, determined to do what they could to carry out the great commission, pass a gospel tract to Brittany in an effort to reach her for Christ?
Was there anyone with gospel signs standing on the street corner near her home or workplace?
Did someone display tracts on their table at a restaurant in an effort to share the gospel?
Did anyone ever pass out gospel tracts in her neighborhood?
Was there ever a street preacher on a corner near her home declaring the saving power of our resurrected Lord?
Did anyone establish a church near where she lived in an effort to reach her or her family?

Did anyone do anything to reach her with the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

I hope so, because now it is too late.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Most Important Question Regarding Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is certainly in the news lately - more so than usual.
The restaurant where I eat lunch has a Television on the wall playing news all day.
Tiger Woods' face and name are everywhere.
Accusations are running rampant. Innuendos are everywhere. Speculation is out of hand. Did Tiger Woods do this? Did Tiger Woods do that?

I cannot help but wonder why no one asks the most important question of all
- Is Tiger Woods saved?
The media and the public are feasting on him in a frenzy, but does anyone truly care for his soul?
Like the rest of us, Tiger Woods has an eternal soul which will live on in eternity either in heaven or hell. Like the rest of us, Tiger needs Jesus in order to be saved.
Does Tiger Woods know Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour? I do not know. I may never know.
Several things I do know about Tiger Woods:
  1. He is gifted by God with talent to play golf better than anyone else in the world.
  2. His public appearances over the years have demonstrates poise and courtesy.
  3. He is very wealthy because of the talent that God has blessed him with, and the discipline he has exercised to hone his talent.
However, talent doesn't save, poise and courtesy do not save, and money cannot buy a place in heaven. ONLY JESUS SAVES.
Tiger Woods must come to Jesus like all of the rest of us - as a sinner placing his faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ, who died for him on the cross of Calvary.

Tiger Woods needs to understand that

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There is none righteous, no not one.
The wages of sin is death. And death and hell shall be cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
There is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.
If Tiger shall confess with his mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in his heart that God has raised him from the dead, Tiger would be saved from the penalty of sin - saved from an eternity in hell.
All his sins could be forgiven if he could Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.

I hope that Tiger Woods understands how much God loves him. God loves him so much that God gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Let's ask the most important question all. Are you saved? God is not willing that any should perish. Jesus died for you.

See the Holy Scriptures in the King James Bible:
Romans 3:10, 3:23, Revelation 20:14, Romans 5:8, 6:23, Acts 4:12, Romans 10:9-10, 10:13, Acts 16:31, John 3:16, 2 Pet 3:9
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