Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Everlasting Life

John 5:24

New King James Version (NKJV)

24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

This last Sunday in the village Bible study we looked at everlasting life. i have heard many people say, "well, i hope to get into heaven when i die". Salvation is not an object or something we only hope for in the future. It is a present reality for us as Christians, for us as followers of Jesus Christ. In John 6:47 Jesus says,"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life". When Jesus was talking to Nicodemus about being born again He told Nicodemus that... Whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jesus, talking to the Samaritan woman at the well tells her that "the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life". 

John 5:39-40 
You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.

I John 5:13
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,[a] and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

When I accepted Jesus as my Savior, believing that He died for my sins, paid the price for my sins, and rose from the dead- I passed from death to life, being born again I received everlasting life. I no longer have to hope that i might make it into heaven. I am assured that I will be in heaven. I have a place prepared for me in Heaven. You to can have a place prepared for you. You to can have everlasting life. You too can know for sure.

John 6:40
New King James Version (NKJV)
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Although our washing machine broke down, I was able to repair the motor and we once again have a washing machine. 
Adoption process is moving along smoothly.

Prayer Requests:
1. Pray for adoption process
2. Pray for Bible study in the village. Pray that the Lord would change hearts, continue to mold the hearts of those that attend, and bring life to the lost.
3. Pray for the Girls Bible study as they began studying the Life of David.
4. Pray for the teenagers in our church as they step up and help out with worship. Pray for spiritual growth within our church.
5. Pray for the women's tea to be a time for the women to share and worship together and for those that attend who are not saved to receive Christ. 
6. Pray for our finances as we pray about visiting the States next summer.
7. Pray for the children to be an Christian example at school.