Friday, May 28, 2010

My Cardboard Testimony

This past Sunday at my church we presented our own version of Cardboard Testimonies. One member of our church said that in 40 years of attending, it was one of the best and most powerful sermon series he had experienced. This video is longer than I usually post here, but it is worth every minute.

My cardboard testimony (presented around the 5 minute mark) says "Rejected by an earthly Mother -- Accepted by a Heavenly Father."

What would your cardboard testimony say?

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Chatty Kelly

Monday, May 24, 2010

Time Keeps On Slipping

“Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future.”
Fly Like An Eagle, Steve Miller Band, 1976

Don’t delay. Act now. Today only. These are some of the marketing tools to entice us to hurry up and make our purchases. The truth is time does keep slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future. Sometimes we may lose out on a great deal if we wait. To quote a popular proverb, “He who hesitates is lost.”

God offers us something wonderful, without cost. It is the gift of eternal life. While we receive it without cost to us, Jesus paid the price in full so we could have this free gift. He died on the cross, paying the price for our sins. The wages (cost) of sin is death. But because Jesus paid that cost by his own death, then we are free to receive this gift.

But wait, there's more! If you act now, you will also receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. In addition to the gift of eternal life with God, which you will receive at the time of your earthly death, you will also receive now, without waiting, the gift of the Holy Spirit. No shipping fees! Acts 2:38 says "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." There is no cost for this additional gift.
Act now! Don't miss out on this great offer. Simply confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9) There is no phone call to make, and He doesn't need your credit card number! Simply pray the prayer below.

Don't let this offer slip away! Unlike those offers on TV, this offer doesn’t expire…until you do. Once you die, there will be no more chances to accept this free gift. So what are you waiting for? “He who hesitates loses.” Why not accept Christ today? Before time slips away.

Musical Musings:
1. Have you asked Jesus into your life as your Savior?
2. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?
3. Why not pray the prayer below right now. Then let someone know you did.

Karaoke: "God, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey you, and to do your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”

Rock On: Joining a Bible study or reading a daily devotional is a great way to get to know God better. Don't let time keep slipping away. Join one today.

Chatty Kelly