Vintage message from May 27, 2001.
What I do here is simply help people to deal with the fact that they are sinners, and make their lives ready for the One Who will deal with their sin. And that is what we need to be about. That is all we’ve been called to do. We receive Jesus, we grow in Jesus, [and] we go to others and help them deal with the fact that they are sinners, that they, in their sin, are separated from the God Who created them, and that we can introduce them to Him, but we can’t save them. We can’t take away their sin. We can’t stop their sin. We can only introduce people to the One Who can deal with all that they are in sin…
“I have seen and I’ve testified.” That’s what we’re about: telling people what we’ve seen [and] what we know that God has done in our life… And if we took the time…we, too, could say, “I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God.” When was the last time you were bold with someone like that, without apology, letting them know that it doesn’t matter what you believe, this is what I’ve seen, this is what I’ve experienced. Don’t believe it if you don’t want to, but I’m telling you what I know. I’m speaking the truth that this is Who Jesus is…”
What does God have planned for you for tomorrow? What is your future going to be? What’s it going to be like? Without Jesus, I can tell you what it’s going to be like. Pretty bleak. Pretty sad. But you know what? In Jesus, every day is an adventure. In Jesus, every day is a day that you can spend learning and growing and seeing Who God is and what He has done and what He has planned to do.
Pastor Dave Elkins