ABCbodybuilding - View Single Post - Daily Devotional
View Single Post
  #1401  
Old 06-08-2012, 04:02 PM
bigironcross's Avatar
bigironcross bigironcross is offline
bigironcross is working to get less huge and better proportioned!
Middleweight
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mineral Ridge, Ohio, USA
Posts: 923
Default

Getting To Heaven

June 8, 2012— byDave Branon

Our Daily Bread Radio is hosted by Les Lamborn

Read: Romans 3:21-28
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. —Acts 16:31
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 43-45

While working with third- and fourth-graders at our church’s Vacation Bible School, I decided to give all 25 of the children a gift on the last day. But I told them that in order to receive it, they would each have to tell me how a person can get to heaven.
It was interesting to hear what these 9- and 10-year-olds said. Many were clear that salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ, but some were not yet equipped to explain the gospel. “You have to be good and go to Sunday school,” said one. Another asked tentatively, “You have to pray to God?” Still another: “If you are nice to your friends and obey your mom and dad.”
As I gently tried to direct the thinking of each child to the central element of salvation—faith in Jesus who died to pay for our sins and then rose again—I thought that these kids represented so many others in our world who don’t yet understand the gospel.
How about you? Are your ideas about salvation based on biblical truth? Think about the importance of what Jesus did for you. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 16:31). There is so much more at stake than getting a free gift for answering a question.
A Matter Of Faith
Jesus paid the penalty for your sins by His death. When
you admit you are a sinner and place your faith in Him
alone for forgiveness, you will be reconciled to God.
Believing Christ died—that’s history; believing Christ died for me—that’s salvation.
Reply With Quote