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This Sermon/Note Publication Date: October, 1999



This Month's Sermon is by Cyber Church's Associate Pastor, Dick Helms. Pastor Dick is also Administrator of The ChristRing Ministries and Co-Ringmaster of The Christian WebRing.
Preached in the Knight's Creek Evangelical Methodist Church, Scio, NY, Sunday 09/26/99

"Do you believe, what you believe that you believe?"
Do you call yourself by the Name of Christ (a Christian)?

The predominant religion in the world today is the "Religion of Tolerance". You believe what's "right for you" and let me believe what's "right for me". "Your truth" is just as valid as "my truth" and I have no right to "push" my beliefs on you and you have no right to "push" your beliefs on me. Sadly many Christians have added this "doctrine of tolerance" to their faith also. The only true "sin" today is "intolerance" (unless of course it's intolerance of intolerance - duh?). The problem here is that today's Christians are so influenced by our culture that they no longer truly believe what they claim to believe. After all, by the world's standards, True Biblical Christianity is by it's very essence the epitome of intolerance.

Do you call yourself by the Name of Christ (a Christian)? Let's take a look at what we believe regarding the way of salvation and how we can put our faith into action.

JOH 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Do you REALLY/TRULY believe that faith in Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to be saved?

ACT 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Do you REALLY/TRULY believe that there is only ONE WAY to be saved and that "...there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved"?

You say you believe?

Are your neighbors saved? If not, when was the last time they heard the Gospel from YOU?

Do you REALLY believe?

Are your family saved? If not, when ...?

Do you REALLY believe?

JOH 5:28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
REV 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Do you REALLY Believe that folks that do not know Jesus Christ will, by their own choice, spend an eternity of excruciating agony separated from God and totally without hope in Hell?

You say you believe?

Are your coworkers saved? If not, when ...?

Do you REALLY believe?

Are your friends saved? If not, when ...?

Do you REALLY believe?

Folks who know me, know that my calling is as an evangelist and that I have a terrible hunger/burden for souls. You cannot be with me long before the Name of my Lord Jesus is lifted up. I simply cannot keep silent when I'm around the lost. This burden is partly because, God in his infinite grace once gave me a peek into Hell. The horrors of Hell are way beyond comprehension, but the peek He gave me was enough that I don't want my worst enemy to go there.

While human words cannot begin to express the horrors I beheld, I would like to try to give just an inkling of what Hell is.

Imagine if you would, an existence separated from God, in total darkness, totally alone, in excruciating agony and totally without hope, forever. Multiply this picture by infinity and you will begin to comprehend the horrors of Hell.

Not only do I not want to go there (and thank God I won't) but I truly do not even want to see my worst enemy there.

Do you truly, ...truly. believe that Jesus is the only way?

You say you believe?

When was the last time you shared your faith in Jesus Christ? When was the last time you risked a friendship to tell that person (who is simply too nice to go to Hell) about what Jesus did for them?

Do you REALLY believe?

I find that many believers don't share their faith because they don't know where to start. Well, I'm going to give you a series of thirteen (13) verses (groups of verses) that will turn your Bible into a powerful evangelism tract. Here goes:

Get your Bible and a pencil. Now, on the blank page between the Old and New testament write Romans 3:23 followed by "don't forget to pray" (never share Jesus without first asking the Spirit to open hearts) and that's were we start.

Now as you find each verse, circle the verse numbers and underline the verses. Then at the top of the page write the cite for the next verse in the series. e.g. at the top of the page containing Rom 3:23 you will write "Rom 5:12" and so on. That way you will be able to move through the Bible and the plan of salvation smoothly as you share. Now take time to annotate your Bible. The verses that follow present the full Gospel so be sure to read each one and think about is as you go.

ROM 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

ROM 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

EPH 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
EPH 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

TIT 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

JOH 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

JOH 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

1JO 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

LUK 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
LUK 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

REV 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

JOH 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

1JO 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
1JO 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1JO 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1JO 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1PE 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1PE 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

ROM 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
ROM 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Now at the top of the page for Rom 10:9-10 write: "ASK FOR DECISION!!!"

Congratulations, you now have a fine tract that you can use to share your faith with others. And, no more excuses for not sharing.

Question? As you worked through the verses and considered them, did you ask yourself the question? Am I saved? Do I truly believe and trust in Jesus Christ alone for my salvation?

If you answered no, or are not sure, I beg you in Christ to do so today. If you'd like a shorter review of God's Perfect plan of salvation together with a short prayer, you can find it on our True Peace evangelism page at http://go.to/truepeace.

If you answered yes, but are not sharing Him with others, ask God to rain the fire of His Holy Spirit upon you and to put a burning passion for souls within you. He tells us that whatever we ask, according to His will and in His Name, he will answer even before we ask it.

We know that this is His will for His word tells us that 1PE 3:9 ...The Lord is ... not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. and we ask in the glorious Name of Jesus, expecting it to be so. Amen and amen.

Now, May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Amen.



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