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The Sermon- Lazarus and the Rich Man

Hello, today the Pastor preached on Lazarus and the rich man; and this is our summary of what he said.

Basically the pastor said that we shouldn’t wait until it is too late to believe in Jesus. He said that, for the rich man, it was too late to change his mind and go to heaven.

He also talked about what the rich man said in hell. He asked Abraham to send Lazarus back to Earth to warn his brothers. Abraham said that Moses and the prophets were enough of a reason for his brothers to go to heaven. The pastor said that the rich man was saying that it was God’s fault that he went to hell. The rich man was saying, in essence, that God did not give enough of a reason for the rich man to repent; and so he thought that his brothers should at least be given enough information.

But; that is not true at all! Just look at Jesus; Jesus is our “information”! God sent His very own son to die for us; that is enough of a reason to believe that God loves us and that we do need and have a savior!

Jesus is our savior; He is the way out of Hell. And the Pastor showed us the Gospel very clearly; which I am very thankful for.

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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Compassion

Today the pastor preached on Luke 15:1-10; talking about the lost sheep, and the lost coin.

The main way the pastor got the Gospel, was by talking about how God doesn’t just show sympathy, He shows compassion. The pastor started talking about Jesus in the passage, and how He showed compassion to the sinners and tax-collectors. He said that God showed compassion to us when He sent His son to die on the cross for us.

And he doesn’t just offer His compassion to us, and then walk away when we refuse it. Instead He gives it to us whether we ask for it or not; because it saves us.

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland

The Sermon: All for Jesus

Hello, today the Pastor preached on Luke 14:25-35.

The pastor talked about following Jesus. He said that because Jesus gave up everything for us, we should give up everything for Jesus. But we should always remember which comes first, Jesus first gave everything up for us, and so now the least we can do is give everything up for Him. Jesus didn’t give everything up for us because we gave everything for him, instead it’s the opposite.

I’m glad that the Pastor preached the Gospel!

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

Sermon: Jesus Never Quit

Hello, today the pastor preached the Gospel from Luke 13:31-35.

The pastor mainly talked about not quitting. He talked about how Jesus never quit. In this passage the Pharisees tell him to leave town because Herod wanted to kill Him; but Jesus didn’t quit. Even though from a physical standpoint it might seem hard to keep going, Jesus did.

And the reason why He never quit was this: He was on a mission; a mission to save us. Jesus knew He had to die on the cross. He died in our place for us. He never quit, even though it was hard. Because of Jesus we are saved!

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland

 

The Narrow Door

Hello, the sermon today was from Luke 13:22-30, this passage talks about the Narrow door.

The pastor showed us the Gospel in several ways; the main way being through the narrow door. He said that Jesus is the narrow door; the only way to come to the Father. He said that Jesus sacrificed Himself on the Cross, and took our sin on Himself so that we could come to the Father.

We may not like the narrow door; we may want to find another way to the Father. The pastor said that we might say “I don’t like this door, how about I just make another door over here!” but if you do not go through the door now; you will never go through the door. Jesus has enabled us to get to the father; even though it may be uncomfortable!

We (my sister and I) hope that you enjoyed our summary as much as we enjoyed the sermon!

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland

 

Sermon

Hello! Today we had a great sermon which followed some great baptisms! I’ll give you the points on the bulletin as a general summary of the sermon he preached from Luke 12:49-59:

1. Rebelling against God brings His judgment. V 49]

2. Redemption and judgment are based upon the cross. V 50

3. Jesus brings division; you are either for Him or against him. V 51-53

4. Reading signs of nature and reacting. V 54, 55

5. Unwillingness to respond to the signs of redemption. V 56

6. Wisdom realizes what is happening and makes right decisions. V 57-59

I hope you could follow along with the points and the passage, and I hope that you were blessed with a great sermon this week too!

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland

 

The Sermon: Being Content

Hello, today the pastor preached on Luke 12:12-21

The sermon was mostly a teaching on Luke 12, however the pastor did get the Gospel in it! The passage we read was about the foolish rich man who decided to tear down his barn and build bigger barns to put his crops in. He wasn’t content without bigger and better barns to store his crops in!

The pastor warned against this kind of mental attitude, and He gave many examples of how to tell if you are falling into that trap. This trap is to want something so much that you feel you cannot be content without it, and that you absolutely must have it! Although it is okay to feel that you might be happier if you had something (because some situations are more profitable or more enjoyable than others), but when you feel that you cannot be happy without something, that is when you know you have a problem.

Then, near the end where we took communion, the pastor said wrapped up by saying that Jesus gave up His all to save us from our sins, and that communion was a symbol of what He gave up for us.

We should be happy because of what Jesus did for us. We shouldn’t need a lot of money or things to be content. All we need is Jesus.

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland