September 2009


You may find happiness in life without having God in your life. That’s the way God has designed life. Are you surprised? Well, the bible says, “He (God) causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” However, no matter how much happiness you have right now, your life will be empty without God. Knowing God makes a HUGE difference. Don’t you believe? The bible teaches to taste and see that the Lord is good for you, blessed is the man who trusts in Him (or who will find Him). You might be happy without God nevertheless if you look closely, it is parched and barren. Think of it like this. Riding a cycle seems fun to a child, but later when he grows up and drives a car, the cycle seems pretty boring. You think that you’ve got it all you’d ever wanted in life, but know that you are saying it from the perspective of the child, riding a mere cycle. Jesus teaches that the life He gives can fill the emptiness of life as nothing else can. This is because we’re not just physical beings, we’re spiritual beings also. Only God can fulfill the spiritual hunger and the thirst of a human being. You may be happy without God now. Yet, conversely, the emptiness can be filled only by believing in Jesus and submitting to His plan for you. Are you so happy and satisfied, yet feel empty inside? If so, meet Jesus today while you still breathe. Contact us and we can help you and lead you to the Lord in prayer.

– ATG

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1We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him (Heb. 2:1-3; NIV)

Salvation through Jesus Christ is a priceless possession.  God in His mercy has provided us the free gift of eternal life through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, without which we will all be lost forever without any hope. Eph 2:8,9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—  not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Salvation and eternal life are free, but it is not cheap.  The incomparable Savior has paid an incomprehensible price for that great salvation.

Heb. 2:1-3 is a warning to all who heard the gospel.  “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. . . . how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?”  We must carefully navigate our life through the sea of life paying careful attention to the teachings of God’s Word, so that our boat may not drift away into danger.  The people of old who heard the message spoken by the angels, when they disobeyed, received just punishment for their disregard for the Word.  The NT teaches that we have a greater responsibility to pay more careful attention to the Word, because “how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?”

We don’t have to despair hearing this warning.  We have the best help available to us.  The Author of our salvation is sitting at the right hand of God The Father in heaven. He is interceding for us and ready to forgive us all sins when we genuinely repent and confess our sins to Him (1 John 2:1,2; 1:9).  As our heavenly High Priest, He is fully aware of all our weaknesses (Heb. 4:14-16).  He will give us the power of His Holy Spirit if we sincerely ask Him (Luke 11:13).   That is the power we need to overcome our sins and weaknesses (Gal. 5:16; Phi. 4:13).  And the Holy Spirit will guide us through the truth of God’s Word (John 16:13).  That is how we continue our journey through the perilous waters where sin and Satan can knock us off course.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.  He alone is the captain of our salvation.

Are you in a state of spiritual turmoil? How’s is your eternal life?

If you need spiritual help or prayer feel free to contact me.

– Pastor Jose Abraham

“How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?” Hebrews 2:3

The good news of the salvation through Jesus Christ is the message of the Bible. This salvation is described as a great salvation because of its unique characteristics. What makes it different from all others is:

1. This salvation was first announced by the Lord Jesus Christ himself.

2. This message of salvation was confirmed to us by those who directly heard from Jesus Christ Himself, that is, the twelve disciples (apostles).

3. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will (see Heb. 2:3,4).

Beloved, our salvation is a great salvation, because it has been delivered by the Son of God Himself, who is greater than the Old Testament (OT) prophets and even the angels of God. Explore why:

• Jesus Christ is better than the angels (Heb. Chapters 1 & 2). • Jesus Christ is better than Moses, the OT law giver (Heb. 3).

• Jesus Christ is better than Joshua, the one who led his people into the Promised Land (Heb. 4:1-13).

• Jesus Christ is better than Aaron, the great high priest of the OT (Heb. 4:14-7:28).

• Through Jesus Christ, we have better hope (Heb. 7:19).

• Jesus Christ gave us a better covenant than the OT covenant (Heb. 7:22).

• Jesus Christ gave us a better promise (Heb. 8:6).

• Through Jesus Christ, we have a better sacrifice than any other OT sacrifice (Heb. 9:23).

• Jesus Christ offers us better and lasting possession (Heb. 10:34).

• Jesus Christ prepares us a better country (Heb. 11:16).

• Through Jesus Christ, we have better resurrection (Heb. 11:35).

• Jesus Christ provides us better provision (Heb. 11:40).

Therefore, our salvation is a great salvation offered by a Unique Savior. There is no salvation in anyone else. Is your salvation a great salvation? Accept Jesus Christ as the Savior and Lord of your life and inherit eternal life.

– Pastor Jose Abraham