Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bible verses on salvation

First of all we do not deserve to be saved and the Bible is very clear on this point. Read these passages of Scripture to find out what I mean.

a. Exodus 20:1-17

b.Romans 3:23

c. Galatians 5:19-21

d. 1 John 3:4

e. Ezekiel 18:20

f. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

These verses show us that we are dead in sins, and we cannot save ourselves by good works because we have indeed sinned or made a transgression against the law. If we continue in these sins we will not make it into the Kingdom of God.

How then can we be saved? Here are passages in Scripture that show us how to be saved.

. John 3:16

. John 14:6

. John 5:24

. John 6:37

. John 6:40

. John 6:47

. John 20:31

. Acts 16:30-31

. Ephesians 2: 4-9

. Romans 10:13

We are saved by God's grace alone, through faith in Jesus Christ alone!! Once we have called upon the name of Jesus Christ we have been given the Holy Spirit to guide us in life, to walk in His fruit found in Galatians 5:22-24. Chief among them is love which is the first and greatest commandment of Jesus Christ unto us.

Soli Deo Gloria!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The love of Jesus Christ

So what does it mean for us to have the love of Jesus Christ with us?

1. First of all in John 1 it says Jesus Christ is our creator.
This shows that He made us, and everything in the world, so His love in one way is shown because He made us for Him and He is the light of the world but we are in darkness and we did not comprehend His love toward us.

2. Secondly if creating us is not enough, He came to the earth in human form and in Luke 2 it says He was born in Bethlehem.
He came and just as John 1 and Luke 2 say He is light and He lived in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend Him.

3. Thirdly Jesus showed the people His love and power by performing miracles in the midst of the people.

a. Jesus healed a paralytic man Matthew 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:18-26.

b. Jesus healed a man with leprosy Matthew 8:1-3, Mark 1:40-42.

c. Jesus fed 5000 men and their families Matthew 14:16-21, Mark 6:35-44, Luke 9:12-17, John 6:5-14

d. Jesus healed a man born with blindness John 9:1-41

4. Fourthly He died upon a cross for us because we have sinned, we have not kept the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20 and we are not holy and because we are not holy we cannot see God. And because we sinned we must die for the soul that sinneth dies. Jesus is our propitiation or sacrifice for our sins which proves that God the Father accepted His sacrifice since He is holy and He never sinned. His sacrifice allows us to live with Him forever in heaven if we put our trust in Him, and repent of our sins so He can forgive us.

a. Jesus was a righteous man who did nothing wrong. Matthew 27:19, 23.
b. Jesus suffered pain and humiliation. Matthew 27:26, 28-30, 39-44, 49.
c. Jesus died on the cross. Matthew 27:35, 50.
d. Jesus was crucified not for doing anything wrong, but for who he claimed to be. Matthew 27:11.

This is what Jesus had happen to Him on the cross
a. Jesus was flogged with a whip. Matthew 27:26.
b. the Romans put a crown of thorns on Jesus' head. Matthew 27:29.
c. the Roman soldiers spit on Jesus. Matthew 27:30.
d. the Roman soldiers hit Jesus on the head with a staff. Matthew 27:30.
e. the Romans nailed Jesus to the cross with nails about this long. John 20:25.
f.The people insulted and made fun of Jesus. Matthew 27:29, 39-44, 49.

Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day and is King of the world the only name under Heaven by which we can be saved John 14:6, John 3:16.

Clearly Jesus Christ loves us, and He wants us to live forever with us. So if you have not put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and if you have not repented from your sins which means you apologize to God for offending Him because of your sins and you begin to forsake or turn from the past sins you have committed and the lifestyle you previously lived and begin to walk in holiness which God calls us to then you should seriously consider it, and search the Bible to see if it is true. 146,000 people die every day, you could die today, pray for Jesus to cleanse you and make you a new creation in Him so you will be born again and enter the Kingdom of God.

Romans 10:
8But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

God bless y'all and spread this note around if you want to.
Mark Cannon

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Testimony

I became a Christian at about age 5,I am a basketball fan, Lakers, UCLA Bruins, all levels of basketball are enjoyable to watch, I enjoy playing it. I also enjoy watching football and baseball. I was baptized at age 16, I am 18 currently and I enjoy reading the Bible and discussing the name of Jesus Christ with friends and enemies of Christ who need to hear the power of God unto salvation fulfilled in the life, atonement of Jesus Christ on the cross, resurrection 3 days later and is King forever and ever amen!! God has guided my life completely, despite myself, my failures, anger, hurt,jealousy, lying and sin. I am a wretch, whom by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ has been saved, and it is not of myself so I cannot boast, and if I do boast it will be only in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has blessed me with an ability to encourage people, which annoys some people, but God continues to guide my steps and He has allowed me to use facebook to encourage others, and minister to people. I have been accepted to Masters College in LA California which Pastor John Macarthur is the President of the College and Seminary. I pray God continues to grow all who are in Him, in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self- control. If God allows us to cross paths on facebook or in real life, I pray God will allow us to minister to each other. God bless you all and keep representing Jesus Christ. Romans 1:16, John 14:6, John 3:16, Matthew 28:18-20, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and all of the 66 love letter book that God wrote to us!!! I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me.

God bless y'all,
Mark Cannon

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Check youself!

THUS speaketh Christ our Lord to us, "You call me Master, and obey me not; You call me light, and see me not; You call me the Way, and walk me not; You call me life, and live me not; You call me wise, and follow me not; You call me fair, and love me not; You call me rich and ask me not; You call me eternal, and seek me not; If I condemn you; blame me not. May we obey, see, walk, live, love, ask, and seek Jesus Christ