Thankful for Salvation

Chester Shuller tells the following story: A big Chicago cop paused one day and looked suspiciously at the fellow across the street, who stood with bared head, closed eyes and moving lips. His face was turned toward an obscure looking old building. “Either sick or drunk,” Pat, the cop, decided. “Maybe nuts, in the bargain.” Ambling over to the man, Pat touched him on the shoulder. “What’s the matter Mac? Not feeling good or something?” The man opened his eyes. He smiled. “Feeling fine, officer.” Seeing the officer’s puzzled look, he continued: “You see, I was converted in that little, old building when it was a mission. And I never pass here without taking off my hat and saying “Thanks” to God. I met the Lord Jesus in there, Officer. My name is Billy Sunday.”  Pat grinned and reached a big hand. “Put ‘er there, Bill!” he said. “I’ve heard about you. Now look, you keep right on with your praying and I‘ll keep the crowd away.” How often do you stop and just say “thank

Is there any Hope?

Job 3:25 For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me. Someone shared with me about an elderly man who was shopping, he was on an aisle where the shelves were empty. The gentleman seemed lost, like he was in a foreign land and did not know what to do. Fear of the unknown brings about panic many times. This man might have felt some panic in his life. Because of panic over the virus they bought up all the items on the shelves. We have no reason to be fearful unless our trust is not in the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Tim. 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. There was a story  Years ago of an S-4 submarine that was rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts.   It sank immediately and the entire crew was trapped in a prison house of death.   Every effort was made to rescue the crew;   But all ultimately failed.  A  deep sea diver, who was part of the rescue crew thought h

Let the Church be the Church

We are living in unprecedented days. We are making decisions on whether or not to close the church doors. Let’s understand you can close the doors to the building. You can cease to meet together on campus. As sad as that is, there is a great lesson to be learned. The Church is not the buildings, the Church is not the campus. The Church is the Believers, the People of God, the Born Again Christians, the Redeemed of the Lord. We are the Church! Wherever you are the Church is there. So, in the midst of this crisis with the doors of the building closed and the campuses empty, what should we be doing? We should Point Unbelievers to Christ (Luke 19:10) “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."   This was the priority for Christ, it should be for us. We should always be ready to tell our story. We should Encourage other believers in their relationship with Christ How important it is for us to lift each other up. Be an encouragement to those in th