Last year, Fox & Friends showed a clip of Michael Bloomberg’s speech at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. Alluding to Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican primary field, as well as his own dashed bids for the White House, Bloomberg said, “I’ve always said that the country is not ready for a divorced, Jewish billionaire from New York City. But after watching a divorced, Christian billionaire from New York City shoot to the top of the polls, I’ve decided to become a candidate, for baptism.”
I recently met Jeff at a Gospel Meeting. Because he committed adultery, his wife divorced him. He went into a great depression and started drinking. In time, he found himself in a dump of a hotel room with nothing left to his name but four beers in the refrigerator. That was all he wanted because it was the only thing that helped him forget everything.
Jesus Christ really was raised from the dead about 2,000 years ago!
There are many proofs of His resurrection. For example, the record of the many eyewitnesses of Jesus’ resurrection, the beginning of His church and the new-found faith of His apostles, the unwavering faith of first century Christians even in the face of persecution and the conversion of the persecutor of the church, Saul, into the faithful preacher of the gospel, Paul.
It was about 8:30 a.m. on a Sunday as my wife and I traveled to Bible class. I told her to look at all the kids playing soccer. A big rain had come through earlier. It was cold and damp. I was amazed to see the parking lot full of cars and so many parents in the stands and on the sidelines cheering their children on. I remarked to my wife how the parents could get their children fed, dressed and to the ballpark so early on such a dreary Sunday morning.
We are being told by some that our gender identity is not determined by our physical body but by our own mind. If you are a boy but think you are a girl, then your gender identity is not male but female. We are further told to respect such gender identity and to treat one another accordingly. For example, a boy who thinks he is a girl should be allowed into the girl’s restrooms, locker rooms and showers and should be allowed to participate as a girl in sporting events and the like. Most recently on the news a boy was participating as a girl with girls in a wrestling competition.
Most all of us have insurance of one kind or another, such as home, health or life insurance. We see the need to protect ourselves from losing our home, are concerned about not being able to pay for health care and being able to leave something for those left behind when we die.
These are certainly important concerns for us all to consider but have you thought about insurance for your soul? What is going to happen to your soul when you die? Will you spend eternity in heaven or in hell? Can you know whether you are saved or not?
The king of Bezek was defeated by Judah and when they caught him they cut off his thumbs and big toes. He said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off used to gather scraps under my table; as I have done, so God has repaid me” (Judges 1:7). There are at least two lessons for us in this story.
One, even the seemingly most insignificant parts of the body are important. This is true in regards to the physical body. To lose our thumbs would make it quite difficult to handle things and to lose our big toes would be crippling. But, this is also true in regards to the spiritual body of Christ, His church.
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