Friday, January 20, 2012


Eternal Life in Christ
The bible say in John 17 that as Jesus was preparing to go to the cross he looked inward and upward and prayed for himself, his disciples, and for all the believers that were to come.
As I read this passage this morning in my personal time with God, I could not help but to reflect on my week. Often as Christian we get off track with our own agendas trying to do to work of God, without the God of the work. So much of what we attempt to call ministry is in reality no more than the work of our flesh. The truth is this, if it does not give glory to God and line up with His will, it is simply the work of one’s own hand.

When we come to place in ministry where our most significant question is, what’s in it for me, than that’s a good indication that our ministry may not be for the glory of God. If we are Christians, which literally means “to be Christ like, to fellow Christ”, then our objective should always be to glorify God through our agendas and our actions.
Look at Jesus prayer:                                            

John 17:1-5

1)      After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.

2)     For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.

3)     Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

4)     I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

5)     And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

In this passage, we see Jesus Christ willingly preparing to glorify to the Father with His action of obedience all the way to the cross. Today our mission has not changed it the same as the one modeled by Christ in this passage. That mission is to know God and to make Him known through the power of His eternal love.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior I invite you to know him now.  

The Bible say in Romans 10:9-10: "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved."
It’s as simple as ABC….   

A.   Admit you are a sinner and ask God's forgiveness.

"There is no one righteous, not even one ... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."        
           Romans 3:10,23 (See Romans 5:8; 6:23.)
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13

B.   Believe in Jesus and become child of God.
(put your trust in Him) as your only hope of salvation.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (See John 14:6.)

"To all who receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12 (See Revelation 3:20.)

C.  Confess that Jesus is your Lord.
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 (See verse 10.)

For further help, you can contact the Living Water International Church or any Church near you. If you would like someone to pray with you concerning your decision to follow Jesus Christ today, 

            Please call our prayer line: 253-321-9515 Extension 106
            Living Water International Church
            Pastor Steven Sawyer
            Tacoma /Seattle


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