Schedule of Services
Sunday:Bible Classes 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday:Bible Classes 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 5:00 P.M. -- Saul and David: A Comparison -- Andrew Richardson
God could have decided to save the world in anyway He wanted. He is God, after all. Think with me for a moment about some ways He could have chosen.
He could have chosen by selecting some physical trait and saving whoever fit the description. Bad luck to the rest of us. Or, before time began, He could have individually picked who would be saved or lost arbitrarily. He is God, and could have chosen this if He had wanted. Yet another option: He could have decided to save whoever is perfect. If this had been the case, none of us would have hope. But the Bible reveals the one way in which God saves.
Realizing that none of us can be perfect, He made a plan to forgive us. You see, we have acquired a debt that cannot be paid. It's called sin. No matter how smart, rich, powerful, or nice you are, you cannot make the payment. So in God's plan, He Himself pays our debt. Jesus became a man and died to do that very thing.
But this isn't the only detail in the plan. God's decision to save us involves more. Think of it this way. Jesus has purchased something for us that we cannot have bought ourselves. But He doesn't deliver it to everyone. You see, He has decided to provide it only for those who want to come to Him to get it. There is a packaged-gift called "Salvation" waiting for you. You must go to pick it up.
How is this done? In Mark 16:16 Jesus said, "He who believes and is baptized will be saved. But he who does not believe will be condemned." We are saved by the grace of God, no doubt about it. But He asks us to do something in order to "pick up the package." Have you picked up your package?