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The Trash Removal That Saves Your Life - #5957
You can't get rid of your sin by earning it, by doing good things. You can't inherit God's forgiveness from a Christian family or pick it up by osmosis from just being around Christian things your whole life. Your only hope of getting clean, of getting to heaven, is the cleansing power of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Not Christianity. Jesus.
A Cup of Rice - or a Bag of Gold - #5932
When God's Son, the Prince of Heaven, is hanging on that blood-stained cross, He is totally impoverishing Himself so you can have God's love, and God's resources, and God's heaven. It's hard for us to see that we're the beggar, but the Bible says we are spiritually bankrupt because our running of our own life has cut us off from our Creator. Only Jesus can bring us back.
Living sacrifice in the Bible: Romans 12:1
God demands sacrifice of His followers--but not bloody, physical sacrifice. Rather, he wants us to sacrifice our own selves to Him by committing to do His will in our lives. The worship God wants from us is to serve others in His name.
Lay down my life - a Christian perspective
Jesus purpose on earth was to "lay down his life"--to offer himself as a sacrifice on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
Atonement in the Bible: Romans 3:25-26
Central to Christian belief is the understand of Jesus' sacrifice as an atonement for our sins. Through his death, Jesus paid the price for our sins so that we can be restored to a relationship with God.
For my sake - a Christian perspective
Following Christ sometimes means making painful sacrifices--possessions, friendships, relationships. But God will not forget those who have been forced to make such sacrifices for his sake.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Only Way to Get Well - #8282 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
There’s a highly successful doctor in New York City who gives a month every year to helping out in some impoverished corners of the world. Recently, he went to Costa Rica. He was operating on a six-year-old boy who ended up losing blood fast. His only hope was donated blood and he had a rare type that only 2% of the human race has. Well the doctor excused himself for a few minutes and he returned with the blood that made the difference. He just happened to be one of those 2% with the boy’s blood type.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Chief and the Thief - #8247 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
He was known as one of the most respected Indian chiefs of his time; he had this unblemished reputation for being totally loving toward his people, but also totally just when it came to judging those who did wrong. He was troubled that someone from their village had been stealing pelts from his people. He let it be known that the thief would be tied to a stake in the middle of the village when the sun was high and beaten with twenty lashes of the whip. And then he set a trap to catch the thief.
The Highest Title On Earth - #2685
When we sacrifice our own comfort, our own needs, our own pride for others, we are remembering who we are. It's easy to forget that - when your life is so full and you become self-focused just to get it all done - or to get your needs met.
Purge in the Bible - a Christian perspective
In the Old Testament, the blood of animal sacrifices was used to purge God's people of sin. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ is infinitely more effective at cleansing us of sin.