When it was time for the solders to place Jesus on the cross, He never flinches. He could have used His supreme power to free Himself, but He didn’t. And though He had the option to call ten thousand angels to set Him free, He chose the nails. Friends, there is no limit to God’s love. What He did on Calvary was not for a particular group of people. It was for me, you and the entire world. He made sure no one was excluded.
13 Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Every Church has at least two Corneileous. Are you one?
Acts chapter 10 talks about an uncircumcised gentile who was living in Caesarea. His name was Cornelius. And he was a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his household were devout and God-fearing. He prayed to God daily and gave generously to those in need.
By all standard, Corneileous was a good man. But something was lacking in his life. He had not heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, and he did not know Christ.
There are many good people in the Church, but being good is not enough to get anybody into heaven.
One of the hardest things for some people to do is to quit
something that they have started. Sometimes you know what you are doing does
not make much sense, but out of fear for what your friends will say, you
proceed. But you do not need your friends’ approval to quit that which you know
will only bring temporary reward.
The Bible says, Wide and crowded is the path that leads to
destruction. But the road that leads to everlasting life is narrow and lonely
because not many people find it.
Folks, everybody has a choice, so it is up to you to choose
which direction you want to take. Saul of Tarsus was on the broad path wreaking
havoc, but God stopped him in his track and changed his name to Paul. Paul
became a new person. And he never looked back. Today, he is the most revered
There is something higher than material things-there is
something more significant than the pleasures of this world. But you will never
know until you quit travelling on the broad path.
Even though the Bible tells us not to worry when problems come, we do anyway. And yet, only a few of us, if any at all have experienced the plethora of issues the apostle, Paul endured without worrying. Despite his more than fair share of problems-threats on his life, beatings and imprisonments, he writes the following.
Be anxious about nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 KJV. Bible Gateway
Essentially, Paul is saying if your problem cause you to worry, it means you do not have a solution. Hence it is time to take it to Jesus in prayer.