The Sunday Message

He will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of that has gone forever.”Revelation 21:4 (TLB)

A quote from Reverend Billy Graham goes like this: I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.

Amen to that. I think of all his quotes, I remember that one most.

I remember as a child watching the Billy Graham Crusade on a local television station (we only received three stations). I would sit on the floor and listen closely to what Reverend Graham had to say. It seemed before you knew it, the song “Just As I Am” would be playing, people would be walking forward to get prayer and ask God to come into their lives, and then the show would end.

I think my dad liked to watch Billy Graham on television because he knew that the whole thing would be over in an hour – plus he did not need to get dressed in his Sunday best to watch the show on TV.

Some religions believe that you have to ask Jesus to come into your life and ask for forgiveness of your sins (repent). You can do this by praying something like this prayer from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:

Dear Lord Jesus,
I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness.
I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead.
I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior.
Guide my life and help me to do your will.
In your name, amen.

Go to THIS WEBSITE if you have questions or want more information.

Have a great week!

 

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The Sunday Message

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, sadness, crying, or pain, because all the old ways are gone.Revelation 21:4 (NCV)

On the Christian radio station Air1 they have a segment called “59 Seconds of Hope” during which a pastor gives a short sermon. They have three or four pastors that participate. They give great short messages that make you think.

Air1 plays Christian music that is more for the younger generation, so short sermons are a great way of reaching out to them. By the way, I’m all for short sermons!

I listen to Air1 when I am out for my daily walk/jogs and find that the station lifts my spirits. I am not part of the “younger generation,” just young at heart.

Just the other day one of the pastors said something about heaven that caught my attention. I could not find the exact quote, but he said something like this:

As Christians, our time here on earth will be the worst time we will ever have.

He added something like, so if you are somewhat happy now, wait until you get to heaven.

That was a “Wow!” moment for me.

In Luke 23:43 Jesus says heaven is paradise. I am looking forward to it.

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The Sunday Message

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. Revelation 21:4 (NLT)

It’s been a very sad week for the folks in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee, with the death of five military members. Let’s keep them and their families in our prayers.

Many of these people have been deployed to war zones in their careers. Here they were serving in Chattanooga – close to the middle of the United States – and they were murdered.

We never know when our time will come or where we may be when it does come.

It seems this summer has seen a lot of death with car accidents and now the murders in Tennessee. It’s OK to ask God “Why?” It’s OK to be mad about it and grieve about it. Those emotions show we care – it also helps with the healing process.

I believe that someday – maybe when I get to Heaven I will find out why this thing or that thing happened. Maybe I will be so happy that I won’t care. Maybe there was a bigger reason that I just could not see.

The main thing to do in times like this is tell God how you feel. Keep communicating with him. He is the best friend you will ever have. He will always be there.

Be strong and have strength of heart. Do not be afraid or shake with fear because of them. For the Lord your God is the One Who goes with you. He will be faithful to you. He will not leave you alone. – Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLV)

Have a great week!

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