Salvation

The power of Christ’s blood in your life

One day Napoleon was standing before his army after he was defeated at Waterloo. He was trying to cover his losses and see what his next move would be. Napoleon realized that his quest for world domination was practically over. He had a map of the world on the wall and on that map the British Isles were marked in red. Napoleon angrily said to his generals, as he pointed to the red marked on that map, “Were it not for that red spot, we would have conquered the world!”

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Is there anything God can’t do?

I heard about a Sunday school class where the teacher said to the children, “Is there anything, boys and girls, God can’t do?” So a little girl raised her hand and said, “Yes, teacher, there’s one thing that God can’t do. He can’t see my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ.”

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How should you come to Christ?

As a pastor, I perform wedding ceremonies for couples in all kinds of emotional conditions. I’ve seen couples who cry all the way through the ceremony. There have been times between the wedding party and the couple, we went through an entire box of tissue because they just cried and cried.

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Can you lose your salvation?

Perhaps one of the most well-known stories in the Bible is that of Noah and the ark he built. God told Noah that He was going to send judgment upon the earth in the form of a flood. But because Noah and his family were righteous, God told Noah He would save them and gave him plans to build a boat.

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Is anyone really ‘okay’?

Perhaps you’ve seen or heard the illustration of people trying to get to heaven as trying to leap over an ocean. The illustration goes that some may jump further than others, but the point is clear that no one can jump across the ocean. And in the same way, while some may live better lives than others, the point is that no one can live a life holy enough to get to heaven.

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What can God do for you?

In 1948, Billy Graham was preaching in a tent in Hollywood, California. It was his first large crusade, and it catapulted him to national and international fame as an evangelist. During the crusade, many people from the area, including those in the entertainment world, came to Christ.

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Why believing in God won’t save you

Once I was seated next to a lady in a waiting room. It was just us two, so I struck up a conversation and asked her if she attended church anywhere. She said she used to, but not anymore. So I shared the Gospel with her, and she told me, “I went to church for years and never once did I hear that! I believed in God but I never knew Jesus.” 

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How to be sure you’ll escape judgment

Years ago, I heard about some men who were out camping when they were caught in a terrible forest fire. Fire was all around them, there was no way out, and it looked like they were going to perish in the flames.

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Can you know you’re saved for sure?

I don’t have to tell you that there’s a fascination today with prolonging life. People are exercising more, trying to take better care of themselves, and doing whatever they can to squeeze a few more years out of their lives.

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The miracle of your new life

Several years ago when I was pastoring in Oklahoma, there was a doctor in our church who had delivered many babies over the years. One day, he was telling me about a very tough delivery where the mother and the baby almost died. But gratefully, both of them came through happy and healthy.

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