by Ernest Easley

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Our Invitation to God (2 of 2)
Series: Our Invitation to God
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Nehemiah 1-2

We're picking up today where we left off last time together from the book of Nehemiah thinking about "Our Invitation to God."

When our children were little, they were so close together in age that they were always getting in a scuffle about something. After having children, I never once questioned whether man has a sinful nature.

And I would say to you that if you ever doubted that man has a sin nature, just spend some time with preschoolers! The reason you don't have to teach your children to be selfish is because they come that way! Selfishness is the fruit, their sin nature is the root.

Well .. as our children would scuffle, it wouldn't take long before somebody got hurt and start crying. I would head to the sound of the screams and would ask a rather dumb question:

"Who started it?"

I would never get a straight answer. Well … when it comes to having a relationship with the God of the Bible, God gives us a straight answer to the question:

"Who started it?"

1 John 4.19, "We love Him because He first loved us." Romans 5.7-8, "For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

What makes the gospel such good news is that when it comes to having a relationship with God:

He started it!

And if by chance you're not in a relationship with God, you need to know that what makes such a relationship possible is that … He starts it! And because He starts it .. you can enter into a relationship with Him today.

The God of the bible is the great inviter! He is always inviting us into a relationship with Him. What about our invitation to Him? Did you know that God is waiting to receive an invitation from us? Well .. He is!

He's listening and longing for an invit ...

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