God’s Gift

Question: What would Jesus do? What would Jesus say?

Answer:  Watch the you-tube of the Sermon on the Mount for the answer.

The Sermon on the Mount is the sermon that Jesus gave in Matthew chapters 5-7,  “Now when He saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to Him, and He began to teach them…” The Sermon on the Mount is the most famous sermon Jesus ever gave, perhaps the most famous sermon ever given by anyone.

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abridged message:
https://youtu.be/MDCbJ4vnMNg

full message:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCO0TrcGu5g

The Sermon on the Mount covers several different topics listed below but is basically a recipe for living a life pleasing to God.
5:3-12 – The Beatitudes
5:13-16 – Salt and Light
5:17-20 – Jesus fulfilled the Law
5:21-26 – Anger and Murder
5:27-30 – Lust and Adultery
5:31-32 – Divorce and Remarriage
5:33-37 – Oaths
5:38-42 – Eye for an Eye
5:43-48 – Love your enemies
6:1-4 – Give to the Needy
6:5-15 – How to Pray
6:16-18 – How to Fast
6:19-24 – Treasures in Heaven
6:25-34 – Do not worry
7:1-6 – Do not judge hypocritically
7:7-12 – Ask, Seek, Knock
7:13-14 – The Narrow Gate
7:15-23 – False Prophets
7:24-27 – The Wise Builder

The Sermon on the Mount with the following statement: “When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at His teaching, because He taught as one who had authority…..”

Question: “If I  were to die tonight, how would I know if I was going to heaven or hell?”

Answer: There is a prayer we can pray to receive an assurance of our our going to heaven. But it is not a matter of reciting words. It needs to be a heartfelt response to the love of God

for you through Jesus Christ or, his Hebrew name Yeshua Hamachiach. It is an expression of faith that Jesus is Lord and has died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. it is coming into a relationship with Him and a commitment to follow Him. The Bible tells us in .John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

It is not enough to live a good life. None of us are perfect or sinless (Romans 3:23). Because of our sin, we have earned judgment from God (Romans 6:23), and that judgment is physical death followed by spiritual death. Because of our sin and its deserved punishment, there is nothing we can do on our own to make ourselves right with God. As a result of His love for us, God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a perfect life. However, humanity rejected Jesus and put Him to death by crucifying Him. However, Jesus purposely laid down His life. He took the judgment of sin on Himself, and He died in our place and was then resurrected (1 Corinthians 15), proving that His payment for sin was sufficient and that He had overcome sin and death. As a result of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can choose to receive the gift of salvation from God.

If you want to be a follower of Jesus or Yeshua, we invite you to ask God to reveal Himself to you and pray the following prayer.

Prayer to Jesus for eternal life

“Dear Jesus, I ask forgiveness for my sins. Help me to change and live a new life as a follower of yours. Help me to have a close personal relationship with you, to read the Bible regularly and pray to you regularly. I want to serve you and commit my life to you. I invite you Jesus into my heart as Lord and Saviour. I pray for the help of your Holy Spirit to lead my new life. Connect me with others who love you and help me to become more like you day by day.”

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TESTIMONIES FROM “CHRISTIANITY TODAY” MAGAZINE
http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2014/december/top-10-testimonies-of-2014-christianity-today.html

The Top 10 Testimonies of 2014

Here are the Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most.

Joshua Wood

[ POSTED 12/29/2014 10:30AM ]

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For two years now, CT has devoted a premium slot in its print magazine—the back page—to a compelling story of Christian conversion. Muslims and Mormons, football players and French atheists, even an alcoholic Baptist have all contributed to ourTestimony series. In case you missed the most-read CT testimonies from 2014, here’s a roundup of the top 10:

10) God’s Hot Pursuit of an Armed Bank Robber

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After I surrendered to the FBI, I surrendered to the Holy Spirit.

9) The Atheist’s Dilemma

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I tried to face down an overwhelming body of evidence, as well as the living God.

8) Beyond Buddha to Beloved

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How I became the first-ever Christian in my family lineage.

7) How God Became Jesus—and How I Came to Faith in Him

Bart Ehrman’s narrative suggests the more educated you are, the less likely you are to believe. My life proves otherwise.

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6) Pro Football Was My God

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Until a half-naked man showed up at my locker.

5) How a French Atheist Becomes a Theologian

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Inside my own revolution.

4) How I Escaped the Mormon Temple

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After being in the LDS Church for 30 years, I began reading the New Testament. What was there shocked me.

3) Christ Called Me Off the Minaret

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Through investigations, dreams, and visions, Jesus asked me to forsake my Muslim family.

2) Fox News’ Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower

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Of all people surprised that I became an evangelical Christian, I’m the most surprised.

1) My Train Wreck Conversion

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As a leftist lesbian professor, I despised Christians. Then I somehow became one.

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