Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014

"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." Hebrews 11:3

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6

Between now and Easter, many in the FredWes family will be reading through the New Testament. I don't think we have any idea how that will bless our fellowship!

During this Lenten period I will be preaching a series of messages about the Bible, why I believe in it and why you should give it very serious consideration.

When you strip away all the complexities of 21st Century life (and that's not easy) life comes down to two great questions. Those questions are:

What is real?

What is right?

Maybe you have never taken time to think about it like that but you should. Here's why, whatever defines your reality and determines your morality will control your life.

I have chosen to allow God, primarily through His Word, to define my reality. I decided based on the clear proclamation of the Word of God that God is my Creator. 

Who better to depend upon to define my reality than the One who created me in the first place? Do you have a better idea?

Who better to build my reality around that the One Who has always been and always will be? It makes sense to me that whatever is eternal is more real than something temporary. Do you have a better idea?

Who better to base my reality upon that the only God Who revealed Himself in person in the person of Jesus Christ? He was real enough to be born, to live a humble but remarkable life, to die on a cruel Roman cross, and then to rise from the dead three days later.

What is more real than life?

What is more real than death?

And what is more reliable than a God Who is able to raise His Son back to life following His death? If He can overcome death, then He is more real than death is, right?

I know death is real. I have seen people die. So if Jesus Christ is more real than death, then He is a trustworthy person to define my reality! 

That seems real sensible to me!

What are you doing to get real?