How Long (1 of 5) by Jerry Watts

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How Long (1 of 5)
Series: Life's Important Questions
Jerry Watts
1 Kings 18:21

The first message today is the first message of the church. ''Jesus saves.'' The second is likened unto the first, ''Jesus and Jesus ONLY - SAVES.'' The Bible records the very words of our Lord Jesus (John 3:16 and John 14:6). What does Jesus save us from? He saves us from eternal punishment in a place called hell and He saves us to eternal paradise in a place called heaven. Questions? HOW?

The Call of Salvation - L. O. V. E. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord, shall be saved!

With that truth stated and prayerfully, clearly understood, it is time for us to face some Biblical questions. Questions are a part of life. Questions, ask with a right spirit and proper motivation never harm, however - they may hurt! The question which hurt are the questions which dig into our lives to reveal the wickedness of our fallen nature, that root out our self-centeredness, and bring into view our selfishness which so displeases our Heavenly Father.

At the same time, hearing and responding to Godly questions can and should have a challenging and changing effect in our lives. One of the question (humanly speaking) might be, ''Will you marry me?'' That question is both challenging and changing. It challenges you because to say 'yes' is to give your LIFE to ONE person. It is changing because - well, too many reasons to count. For all those who are unmarried let me simply offer this, ''Most of us who have been married for any length of time didn't realize the challenge and the change of saying YES!''

Some questions challenge, some change, but almost all confront. This past week I was drawn to some of these questions in God's word. Five of these questions, we will ask over the next three Sunday. We find our first question in the Old Testament book of 1 Kings 18. Now, the backstory!

The players in this story are pretty familiar, Elijah (prophet of God), Ahab (weak King of Israel), and Je ...


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