Tuesday, October 20, 2009

From a Satisfied Customer

This story was featured in our newsletter, but the more readers the better :)
While listening to pastor James McDonald preaching on the marks of a Christian I was reminded of why we do what we do. Pastor James compared a satisfied customer of a business who loves to refer others to this great business, to a Christian who loves to talk about Jesus and what He has done for them. He asked, “Are you a satisfied customer?”
Am I a satisfied customer? Most definitely. I am reminded of this passage in God’s Word, So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”
I, like Peter, have come to know through faith that Jesus is the Way to eternal life.
This is the reason we do what we do - Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. While we know that many who receive this letter are fellow believers, we pray that this letter will also be read by those who are not certain that they are experiencing the life they were meant to live. You see while the salvation we preach is about being saved from eternal damnation in hell and to be able to enter heaven in its place, this salvation is about so much more.
Jesus Christ said “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). Jesus also said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Becoming a Christian is to accept the words of Jesus by faith. Trusting that He is the Holy One of God, and the only way to God the Father. When you accept, believe, and trust the truths of Jesus Christ then you receive the gift of eternal life. This gift begins on earth as you enter into a personal relationship with Christ, our Creator and Savior. He saves us from the chains of sin that entangle us. In place of sin and death he gives us Himself. His Spirit gives us power over sin and death. We are then able to enjoy a life of hope and purpose. The rewards of being a Christ follower are endless.
We pray that you like us are satisfied customer referring others to Christ. If you are not we pray you soon will be.

In His love, Rebeca Carpenter