PowerPoint - Aug. 31, 2010
Christianity is Christ alone
August 31, 2010
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Jesus is not the best way to heaven… he's the only way to heaven.
Now, I know this is a very exclusive statement to make in the day of tolerance and inclusion. But there is an exclusive nature to the Gospel even though many call this a narrow perspective.
The Scripture is clear on this matter. Christianity exists only because of the deity and sacrifice of Christ. Without Christ, there is no Christianity! That's what the Scripture says and what you and I think will never change that fact.
You see, I can't choose what I believe is right and you choose what you believe is right and we all somehow magically end up in heaven. But that's the mentality of the world, isn't it? And it's dead wrong.
If you believe Christ who said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me", then it follows that you would also believe in the exclusivity of the Gospel.
But listen, while Christianity is exclusive, Jesus died for all!
John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." Jesus died for you… and he died for all.
CHRISTIANITY IS CHRIST AND CHRIST ALONE!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham