Have you ever heard a promise that is too good to be true? You know the ones. These come in the mail and claim that you’ve already won a million dollars. We all know that the fine print doesn’t really bear that out. There are many who see God’s promises exactly the same way. We continue our sermon series Seven Times He Spoke this Sunday with a word of promise. Even though this promise might sound to good to be true, we can take it heart and believe it is true. God never breaks a promise.
For there to be ashes at all – something has to burn. Schmearing ashes onto a person’s forehead might seem a little strange, at first, but it is a powerful reminder of what we will be one day – dust and ashes. What will you do when you must stand before your God? Thankfully we don’t need to wonder. Ash Wednesday begins our Lenten journey to the cross of Calvary where we find Jesus offering himself for us. We are forgiven in Jesus.
One of the more confusing topics surrounding the Bible is the end of the world. It sounds hard to believe, doesn’t it? Won’t the sun come up tomorrow just like it has every day since God started it on its daily march? It will, unless God commands it to stop. The Bible is clear that the world will end when God ends it. More importantly will you be ready when he does? What will you say as you stand before him?
Never give up! That’s easy to say when there is a goal in mind, when we can see progress. That’s not so easy when it comes to prayer. How do we know that God hears our cries for help? We have his promise. This Sunday we’ll look at God’s instructions for prayer. Never give up
Sinful pride can fill the heart of a Christian to the brim. This doesn’t leave much room for God’s love. We continue our series this Sunday – Weeks of Warning: Humility.