News - Missed!
the morning of December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur
Wright laid out the sections of a 60-foot wooden
launching track on flat ground about 100 feet west of
their camp. Orville
took his place as pilot. The airplane traveled along
the launching rail on a wheeled dolly, rose into the
air, and landed in the sand after an unsteady,
12-second, 120-foot flight.
After many attempts, the Wright brothers were
finally successful in getting their "flying
machine" off the ground. Thrilled, they
telegraphed this message
to their sister, Katherine: "We have actually
flown 120 feet! Will be home for Christmas."
Katherine hurried to the editor of the local newspaper
and showed him the message. He glanced at it and said,
"How nice. The boys will be home for
Christmas." He had totally missed the BIG
news--man had flown!*
like manner, MANY today have heard the message - yet
they have completely missed the GREATEST
NEWS of ALL time!
message..."Moreover, brethren, I declare to
you the gospel
which I preached to you, which also you received and
in which you stand, by which also you are saved -IF-
you hold fast that word which I preached to you;
unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you first of all that which
I also received: that CHRIST DIED for our sins
according to the Scriptures and that HE WAS BURIED,
and that HE ROSE AGAIN the third day according
to the Scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
is that such GOOD NEWS?
Because YOU and I are sinners (Romans 3:23),
and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
But Christ died for our sins (1 Corinthians
15:3) so that we could be forgiven of our sins
(Ephesians 1:7) and receive the GIFT
of ETERNAL life (Romans 6:23) with Him in heaven.
DON'T MISS the GOOD NEWS:
Christ died for
sins and mine, was buried, rose again and NOW
offers to us...
The GIFT of ETERNAL
receive the benefits of Christ’s death on the cross,
we must: place our trust
in God (Hebrews 11:6), repent
of our sins (2 Corinthians 7:9-10), confess
Jesus before men (Romans 10:9-10), and be baptized
(immersed) for the remission of
our sins (Acts 2:38).
Then we must: CONTINUE to “hold
fast” to the Word of God
(1 Corinthians 15:2), living in obedience to it, so
that the blood of Jesus can CONTINUE
to cleanse us from our sin (1 John 1:7).
Gospel of Jesus Christ is TRULY GOOD NEWS!
And this GOOD NEWS is for YOU!
Don’t miss it!
God bless you.
David A. Sargent,
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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