Why Call Ye Me Lord?
Jesus asked this question in Luke 6:46: "Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" Can a person be a disciple, one who recognizes Jesus as Lord, without strictly obeying all that He says to do and strictly avoiding all that He teaches against? Jesus wants us to think about that question. We invite you to listen to two sermons recently posted: Why Call Ye Me Lord and Cleave Unto the LORD.
It Repented Jehovah
Moses wrote in Genesis 6:6: "And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart." Do you have regrets? We do not compare our regrets for our wrongs to the regret God felt when He looked at the sinfulness of mankind, but we can compare our regrets to people like Paul. Surely he regretted his opposition to Christ before he was converted. How did he deal with his regrets? We invite you to listen to a sermon titled, "It Repented Jehovah," that discusses how we should deal with regrets.
Saved By Grace
Ephesians 2:8-9: "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." God's favor is granted to those who believe in His Son Jesus. We are not saved by our works, but Jesus did teach, "If you love Me, keep My commandments" (John 14:15). His disciples are also expected to be obedient children. Jesus instructed His apostles, in Matthew 28:19-20: "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you..." We are saved by grace through faith, and God's love demands our allegiance, obedience, and faithfulness until we die (Revelation 2:10).