Acts 13:13-43

Acts 13:13-43

Acts 13:39Vintage message from February 16, 1997.

“What brings [the unsaved] to the place of salvation is hearing that not only does God love them and will do the miracle in their lives, but that God can and does forgive. That’s the real miracle…because of the love of God, we can be forgiven. And then, once we hear that we can be forgiven and we see the display of power that the Holy Spirit brings, then we know we can be forgiven…And that’s where people become convinced of salvation. It’s not when they see the miracle of healing but when they see the miracle of forgiveness…And if we go to anyone with a message, it needs to be that…God can, will, and does forgive. He wants to be intimately and personally involved in your life and He did this through the person of Jesus Christ. He came to this earth, He died specifically to deal with these issues of sin…
The only thing that keeps us from going to the Father, the only thing that keeps us from that relationship, the only thing that will keep us from eternal fellowship is that we deny relationship with Jesus Christ and going through Him…
Jesus has still made promises to us that one day He’s going to return. He’s going to take His bride home. He’s going to take us to this place of eternal rest and relationship with Him. He’s made that promise to us. Do we believe that? How many of us live as though we believe that? How many of us go out daily in our walk with Him and display the fact that we believe that one day we’re going to be living in eternal relationship with the Savior of our souls? Do we do that?”
Dave Elkins