It Doesn’t Matter

Our text that we will use today is from Galatians 6 verse 15.  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

i got you coveredSo many people try so many things to convince themselves that they will make it to Heaven. Some will even go so far as to torture themselves to try to do some kind of penitence to gain God’s approval hoping that the Lord will say that they suffered enough making them eligible for Heaven. It doesn’t matter what folks do. It won’t have any bearing on going to Heaven.

You may torture yourself but it doesn’t matter.
You may do many wonderful things for people but it doesn’t matter.
You may be baptized in every church in town but it doesn’t matter.
You may donate thousands of dollars to charities but it doesn’t matter.
You may be a good church member but it doesn’t matter.
You may perform some form of ritualistic ceremony or rite but it doesn’t matter.
You may try to do the best that you can but it doesn’t matter.
You may be a good provider for your family but it doesn’t matter.
You may be a pastor or other worker in your church but it doesn’t matter.
You may be a millionaire or even a billionaire but it doesn’t matter.
You may be a great humanitarian or a winner of the Nobel Prize but it doesn’t matter.
You may be a great and popular singer or movie star but it doesn’t matter.
You may be a world famous celebrity but it doesn’t matter.
And it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t matter to you, it still doesn’t matter.

Our text says that the only thing that matters is whether or not you are a new creature in Christ.

The Bible says in 2nd Cor. 5:17—Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. If you are a new creature in Christ—that matters. From God’s standpoint nothing else is to be considered.

So I leave you with this question.
What really matters to you?  What matters to God or what matters to you?

My sincere prayer is that God would help you to see what matters.

Posted in Devotional | Comments Off on It Doesn’t Matter

Thine Only Son

My text will come from Genesis 22 verse 2.  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Here in our text is one of the most heart wrenching and probably the most difficult thing that ever was asked of a human being. To give up your son and the only son that you have.

Abraham was a man of faith and he was called “the friend of God.”  A great man but even he had his trials.



God had told him to offer his only son up for a sacrifice just to see if he was willing to do it.                                                                                                                                                           Just to see if he loved God more than his family.                                                                        Just to see if he would put God first.

God gave him a specific place (Moriah) and time (3 days) to do it.                                            It must have been a long 3 days.

Abraham was well up in years and didn’t even think he would ever have a son between him and Sarah but through a miracle of God he had a son in his old age.  That boy was his crown and joy.  But then the unthinkable happened.  God wanted to see who he loved the most and God made this request.                                                                                                       A tremendous test for any man.

Abraham does the unthinkable, at least from our standpoint and offers his son up but at the last second the Lord calls him and stops him.  He passed the test.

Honestly I know I would not have passed the test.  I have a son, an only son that lives in the Houston area and though I don’t get to see him as much as I would like I could not even think of offering him up.

What was all of this about?  Well the answer is the good news.

God saw that if a man out of love for God would be willing to offer his only son up at the Lord’s request then God could and would do the same thing. God gave his only Son to be offered up to pay for our sins so we could have a home in Heaven with Him forever.         For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  Praise the Lord!

See—that’s what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us.

I am thankful for “Thine only Son” that took my place on the cross so that I could live forever in Heaven with Him.

Thank God that he provided himself as the “Lamb of God” which “taketh away the sin of the world.”



Posted in Devotional | Comments Off on Thine Only Son

Losing a Loved One

Today our text will come from John 11:25-26. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

Jesus has come to the funeral of Lazarus. There were those that was mourning the loss of Lazarus as anyone would be. Even Jesus wept, however he a made a remarkable statement that would change the views of funerals forever.

In our text He said that if you are dead, you will rise again and if you believe in him, this would keep you alive forever. That is, your spirit would never die and your soul would never end up in a lake of fire.

So when losing a loved one remember…

Your heart will ache because of their departure and you will have your emotional moments. (I speak from experience.)                                                                                            Give yourself time to mourn their loss.  It’s normal.                                                                   It’s not “Good-bye” but “See you later.”                                                                                        You will miss them but if you and the departed are saved you will see each other again.        They are better off in the arms of Jesus.                                                                                          In Heaven our loved ones are alive more than ever.                                                                They are walking the streets of gold and singing praises to his name for the free gift of salvation.                                                                                                                                              They are doing just fine.

You should look forward to seeing them, in the meantime, live for Jesus and walk close to him and do all you can for him. You may be with your loved ones sooner than you think. What a great day that will be!

If you are saved and Jesus does not come in your lifetime you will die physically but you will then be more alive than you have ever been before because you will be in the physical presence of Jesus Christ. You can rejoice forevermore because your soul is saved and your spirit is with Jesus and you will never die again.  Praise the Lord!

When Jesus comes back you will rise up in a brand new body never to die, feel pain, or get sick again.   Praise God!

In the mean time your loved ones would want you to keep on going for God and they would want you to be happy as does the Lord.

So remember, when you lose a loved one…may God help you to look on the bright side because it is brighter than the sun.

Posted in Devotional | Comments Off on Losing a Loved One

The Main Attraction

Our text is from Romans 6:23. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Regardless how healthy, wealthy, wise, strong, intelligent, popular, famous, or great you think you are, you will end up at the funeral home. Of course I realize that there are exceptions but most people that die in America will end up in the funeral home. Even if your body can’t be found, there will be some kind of memorial service in memory of you and that usually takes place at the funeral home. In other words one day it will be your turn to visit the funeral home and you will be the main attraction.

So remember, how ever long you may live and no matter how healthy you think you are, you will be visited at the funeral home.

The bible says that because of sin we will die and reader, we are all sinners even if you don’t think you are. All I have to do is ask your friends, children, or parents about your sinlessness, so don’t kid yourself.

In light of your sin, what are you going to do about it? Reader, if you have never been saved from your sin you need to be. It’s too late after you die. Do it now while you are alive.

Jesus died for your sins and was buried and rose again the third day. Call on him by faith right now to save you and then when you become the main attraction at the funeral home your soul will be safe, forever.

See you at the funeral home.


Posted in Devotional | Comments Off on The Main Attraction

If I Had Just One More Opportunity

Our text is from Proverbs 3:27. Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

War Dead Honored On Memorial Day WeekendWe all have had experiences when we were in a situation and we let a opportunity go by without saying or doing something that we could have done, but didn’t. A last word, a last kind deed, a last hug, a last kiss or a last prayer. We are all guilty of this and many times we feel guilty or have regrets about undone things and we may say either out loud or to ourselves, “If I had just one more opportunity.” Well, the present is the time for doing because the past is gone and you are not guaranteed the future.

Our text indicates that when you have the power to do the right thing for someone, do it because tomorrow you may not have the ability to do it at all.

Try to remember that when you have the ability to do or say something for someone, it may be the last chance to do so, and this opportunity may never present itself again. Letting it go by may perhaps cause a bad feeling later or even regret. Seize the moment because once it’s gone it’s gone, and in many cases it will never come again. It will be history and that, you can’t change.

The same goes for getting saved.  Don’t wind up in the lake of fire in eternity saying, I if I had just one more opportunity to get saved.”  The Bible says in 2nd Corinthians 6:2, “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”  See, it’s all about doing the right thing when the time presents itself.  Do not put this off because you may not be with us tomorrow.

Make history pleasant for others and yourself.

The present will be history tomorrow, so do what you can now.                                             This will make your future pleasant.

Posted in Devotional | Comments Off on If I Had Just One More Opportunity

If You Don’t Have The Holy Bible You Don’t Have The Real Book

Our text today is from Psalm 12.

12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

One day as I was sitting at a stop light I saw a ‘Yellow Pages’ truck go by with the words on the side that said, “If you don’t have the Yellow Pages you don’t have the real book.”

That’s true of the Holy Bible as well.

So many books proclaim to have the answers to life’s problems and issues, from doctor’s manuals to philosophy, health, science, and religion.  They all claim to have life’s answers.  Many claim to be an authority on life. But if you want the ‘real book’ and the real authority on life you will want the book that is wrote by the creator of life with the answer to all it’s problems. There you will get the truth about history, science, human nature with all it’s problems, life, death, and eternity.  Why not go to the definitive source on the facts of life.

If you want the truth, go to the Holy Bible and…

“Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read”

Other books are only second best and you are only cheating yourself.


Posted in Devotional | Comments Off on If You Don’t Have The Holy Bible You Don’t Have The Real Book