Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Basics

The Basics
Nov 7, 2011
Romans 8:39 ". . . neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Christianity is founded upon one basic principle. It is one that we know extremely well but take for granted. It is the simplest concept, yet so simple we doubt its truth. That principle is this: Jesus loves you. Some of you just shut your brains down because it is too elementary of a topic. You are too sophisticated in your thinking to stop and ponder the validity and magnitude of what such an easy principle can do in your life. We teach this basic principle to little children in sing-song effect, but we stop there. Because it is so easy to understand, it becomes only a child's Sunday school lesson, one that is seldom repeated again due to its simplicity. But it needs to be preached often, as we rarely grasp what it means for our lives.

If we truly lived with the understanding that Jesus loves us, then we would live differently. It would be easy to live out our Christianity because we would be in love with The One who loved us first. We would gladly live in service to Him, as it would be an outward expression of our gratitude for what His love did for us on the cross. We would never have issues with our self-image, pride, or sinful desires. Our emotional struggles would cease to exist. We would find fulfillment in life and never question our place in this world. Yes, it is an easy concept, so easy a child can understand it--but for some reason we don't get it. The Bible teaches that we must become like a little child in order to grasp the concepts of Heaven. So, to help you better understand, please click on the link below to learn from an expert.

This video was recorded at our breakfast table a few weeks ago, just before my daughter's third birthday. Her name is Brynley and she is an expert child. She also understands the very basic principle upon which Christianity is founded. Do you?

Don't take my word for it; look it up: Matt 18:3, John 3:16, John 8:42, John 14:15 & 23, John 21:16, 1 John 3:16, 1 John 4:17

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