Confidence in Eternal Life

I was having a conversation the other day about someone we knew who had cancer.  I mentioned that this person said that they were ready and knew where they were going.  The reply was that we never know until the time comes.  I was taken aback by that knowing what both of us were taught.  I wish I had spoken up at the time to say what the gospel says about it, so i thought I would write about it here.  I will have to pick it up with him again.  After all, that is one of the most important questions to ask yourself.  Do you know where you are going after this life?  The Bible says, “yes!” Continue reading “Confidence in Eternal Life”

Salvation to the Jews

I am so thankful that God has allowed gentiles to be part of His kingdom.  Salvation is offered to all.  Although Israel has rejected Jesus Christ, there are still some who believe and God has promised a blessing to His Chosen People, Israel.  Some tink the Christian church has replaced Israel, but that is not what the Bible says.  God will always love them.  He made a covenant with them.  Jesus said that salvation is of the Jews.  Let us do what we can to support Israel and pray for them.  Pray that they will see the truth, that Jesus is Messiah.  Salvation is offered to all. Continue reading “Salvation to the Jews”

Jesus and the Gentiles

In our previous discussion, we talked about what the apostles said about salvation to the Gentiles.  God offers salvation to each one of us, if we accept His gift of grace and believe in Jesus Christ, that He took all of our sins to the cross and paid the full penalty.  He died and rose again that we may be saved, the Jew and gentile alike.  Jesus came to this world for that very purpose. Continue reading “Jesus and the Gentiles”

Jesus reaffirms Covenant with Abraham

Before Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah, God appeared to Him in person.  The scriptures speak of God speaking to him, but in Genesis chapter 18, He appears to Him.  Is this Jesus?  He is not described as “The Angel of the Lord” but it is clearly the Lord.  In the chapter before this, God speaks to Abraham of the covenant, that He would have a son when Abraham is 100 years old.  God tells him that the covenant is not through Ishmael, the child born through their own efforts by the bondwoman, Hagar, but would be through the child born of God, by a miracle, through Sarah, who is well beyond her years of childbirth. Continue reading “Jesus reaffirms Covenant with Abraham”

The Angel of the Lord and the Bondwoman

Jesus also revealed Himself through Hagar, one of Sarah’s maids. Abram and Sarai (who god later named Abraham and Sarah)  were waiting for God to fulfill His promise of a child.  They decided to try to do it their way in their timing instead of God’s so Abraham had a child through one of his servants.Why do we always think we have a better way than God?   God’s ways are ALWAYS better than our ways.  It never works out when we try to do things on our own.  . This case was no different.  And Hagar was caught in the middle of it.  But Jesus came to Hagar and gave her comfort. Continue reading “The Angel of the Lord and the Bondwoman”