The Gospel Truth

Would you like to hear a clear explanation of how to get to heaven?  Would you like to know a simple way to explain it to others?  If so, join me for this message to hear the great news:  the gospel truth. (Recorded January 17, 1999)

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Message Notes

John 3:14-18

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Numbers 21:2-9

Then Israel made this vow to the LORD: “If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities.”

The LORD listened to Israel’s plea and gave the Canaanites over to them. They completely destroyed them and their towns; so the place was named Hormah.

They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”

Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.

The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”

So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.

Romans 3:23, 6:23

…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…

the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I John 5:13

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Outline

1.  God loves you.

Ps 103:8-18, 1 John 4:16

2.  When we sin, we turn our backs on God.

Romans 3:23, Isaiah 53:6

3.  Christ provides the way back to God.

John 3:16, 1 John 5:13

Transcript

Welcome

Hi, this is Eric Elder broadcasting live from The Ranch. We have had a cold day today with a little rain melting the snowman outside here. But we are going to have a nice night here with you because we are going to talk about something that is basic Christianity. I call it Christianity 101 – but it’s a good thing to warm our hearts and remind us of exactly why we are here and why God loves us so much and exactly what He has done for us.

So whether you have been a Christian for many years or whether you are still discovering your faith and trying to decide what you want to be. I pray that tonight would be beneficial to you and just lift your spirits and give you something to think about as well change your life and change your eternal destiny.

Tonight I want to focus on the gospel truth. Have you ever wished that you could just hear a clear explanation of how to get into heaven? Or do you wish you had a clear explanation that you could give to others, your friends and relatives of how someone could get into heaven. How you could be sure that you have eternal life? That fact alone could bring such a peace to people’s hearts. It is a fact that we just want to share with people. So tonight I’m just going to give you the simple gospel truth.

Some people try to complicate it much more than it is. You don’t have to be a theologian to understand it. You don’t have to have secondary degrees to understand it. In fact it is so simple that even a child can understand it. A few years ago I shared with some neighbor children that came over to my house and they were from countries in Asia, there were three little kids. They were ten years and under. I just shared with them the simple things that I’m going to share with you tonight. At the end of the few minutes that I spent with them they all three decided that they wanted to accept Jesus into their lives. After they had prayed that prayer I asked them how they felt. They said that they felt such a peace come over them. One of the children could barely stand up. He said I just feel so warm and just so good. One of the other children just said they felt so clean, “I feel so clean now!” So this is a very simple thing because God wants to make it very easy for us to understand. I’m going to give you the simple gospel tonight.

Before I do that I want you to take a look on your screen at your Message Notes. There are a few passages from scripture that I would like you to read. They will help get your mind focused and really think about the topic we are talking about today and you will be able to get in tune with what the Holy Spirit is trying to tell you through me today. I just want you to look at that on the Message Notes section of your screen. You will be able to see some of the passages that I would like you to read. I’m going to play a little bit on the piano and if you will read those and pray. I will come back and we will walk through the outline and share with you a message that I hope is essential to your life and essential to people around you.

1.  God Loves You

Let me share with you the gospel truth. There are three points to what I want to share tonight. The first is very simple God Loves You. I heard Billy Graham this week and he was talking about his Tampa Crusade and he gave these words during his crusade, “If there is one thing I want you to remember from all these meetings that we have had here in Florida is that – GOD LOVES YOU!” For this eighty year old man to stand up there with all the authority that he carries with presidents and kings in the world and to have that simple message – “GOD LOVES YOU” – just struck me as profound. It is not a trite statement, it is not to simplistic a statement. , it is a very factual statement God very much loves you. You can look anywhere in the Bible and you will be able to find how much God loves you.

Let me just pick one particular passage, just for an example. Here is Psalms 103:8-18

“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. ”

He is abounding in love. It just goes on to describe how He will not accuse forever, He will not harbor His anger forever, and He won’t treat us as our sins deserve. But He has great love for us. He will remove our sins as far as the east is from the west. He knows how we are formed; He knows what we are like.

“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him…”

So page after page of the Bible is filled with God’s love poured out for people here in the world. If you don’t believe me just take a breath right now, a deep breath in. That is God’s love for you – He created the air, that oxygen on this planet. Of all the planets that we know about, that air is created for us so that we can breathe. It is an offspring of the plants, the things that we need to eat and survive. God has provided everything that we need here on earth for our survival. He has created us; He has formed our blood our bones and us. Every piece of us has been created and knit together by God. He very much loves us and wants us to be blessed. He wants us to know that love in our hearts. 1John 4:16 puts it very simply,

“God is love.”

When you think of God you can think of love. You will be thinking of the God who loves you. That is the first point, God is love.

2. When We Sin, We Turn our Backs on God

The second point is also very simple and very easy to grasp. Man is a sinner. Men have sinned. We have made mistakes. If you think through your life are there any things that you regret having done. Anything at all come to your mind as regrets that maybe you have had over your life. Well, those regrets are just one inkling of what sin is like in our life. Because when we sin what we are doing – is that we have God who loves us and we can love Him back BUT when we sin we turn our backs on God. That is what sin is,- a turning away from God. That sin separates us from God. So anytime we do something that God doesn’t like or isn’t pleased with, we are turning our backs on God.

We can just go through the Bible and find a number of sins and the punishments for them. The Ten Commandments for instance have a list of sins: lying, stealing, adultery, sexual immorality, not honoring your father and mother, profaning the name of God. All of those are things that we do whether it is thought or word or deed. Those sins, the Bible says, have a penalty, there is a price has to be paid every time we turn away from God.

Now we may not think we have had very many sins but even those minor sins: gossip or slander (which are very major in God’s eyes – but they may seem minor to us) those add up. Imagine just how many sins you have committed over your lifetime – even counting all those little tiny sins. Now remember a sin is everything we THINK, everything we DO, and everything we SAY. Now if you think of everything you have done in thought, word, or deed that hasn’t been what God has wanted you to do – a very saintly person may have sinned ten times a day, let’s cut it down, maybe three times a day. Over your lifetime that is 70,000 sins! Only three little sins a day that is 70,000 sins and imagine that you walked in a court and you had 70,000 offenses against you. Even if they were minor traffic tickets – 70,000 of them! The judge if he is a good judge at all – is going to have to punish you for those offenses. The Bible says in Isaiah 53:6

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way…”

This is the condition of ALL MEN. It is an evident fact; you can see sins in the lives of others around you. Sometimes we are blinded to our own sin. But God says,

“…All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

ALL have sinned – every person has sinned. The penalty for that sin varies in the Bible, but usually the penalty is death. There is a price that must be paid. That price is the shedding of blood. Whether the Jews had a to sacrifice an animal or whether finally Jesus shed HIS own blood for OUR LIVES. So the fact that man is a sinner is the second point. The first point was God loves us and the second point is that men have sinned and turned away from God.

Illustration

Let me give you a simple illustration to see the dilemma God has. Let me get a book here, the Bible says that there are books being recorded in heaven right now of everything that we say and everything that we do and everything that we think. So this could be a book about my life that is being recorded in heaven and in here is everything that I have ever done, everything that I have said and everything that I have ever thought about. The Bible says that one day these books will be opened and everyone will see what is in these books. It will be known to everyone. Now this is a terrible thing and some people’s books are being opened right now. But God one day will open everyone’s books and everything you have done will be shown to everyone. I don’t know how that makes you feel but to me that can make me a little nervous. It makes me not feel good that people would see what is in my book. So God has this dilemma.

Imagine that my hand is me, and God loves me very much. But the things in this book, the sins in our lives keep us separated from God and God must somehow punish what is in that book, without hurting us. (the book is in my hand, covering my hand) So how does He do that? How does He make us pay the price for these sins, without hurting us (book is now resting on his hand which represents himself)? Well, that is when He sent Jesus Christ into the world. So when He died on the cross, He took on Himself all of the sins we have ever committed (book is removed from hand and placed on Jesus – no longer covered by sin). So now we come free to God. That simple illustration shows the third point that I want to make tonight.

3. Christ Provides the Way Back to God

Christ provides the way back to God. The first point is God loves you. The second point is that men have sinned and turned away from God. The third and final point is that Jesus Christ has provided a way for us to come back to God.

You may not realize why you need Jesus Christ. You may say, “Why do I need Christ to come back to God? Isn’t it good enough if I just say I’m sorry and try to come back to God on my own?” Well, imagine some of the sins that some of us have committed. If you have had some sexual immorality prior to marriage is there any way that you can come back to God on your own and get back your virginity? Is there any way if you have murdered someone to come back to God and say, “Wow, I’m really sorry for that,” and somehow restore that life back? No there is no way you can do that. If you have had an abortion or some other thing that has been a tragedy in your life is there any way to get that child back? Is there any way when you have lied to someone to get that lie back and those hurtful words back? Or if you have gossiped about someone, is there any way to take back those words that have already come out of your mouth? NO. You can say you are sorry for them, you can try to do what you can to make amends but there is no amount of money, no amount of effort you can do to take back those things that have happened. That is why God has provided Jesus Christ. Jesus when He died on the cross, He took all of our sins upon Him. He took everything upon Him that we have done in our life and He paid the price FOR THEM ALL.

He restores us, the Bible says, He washes our sins as white as snow. He restores us to the pure state that we were once in before because only pure things can come into the presence of God. When we believe in Christ it is like we transfer all the purity of Jesus Christ onto us. Now God can see us as pure vessels. We can bring back people who have been hurt. We can bring back those words. We can have our sins removed from us, the Bible says as far as the east is from the west, that is how far we will be separated from our sins when we believe in Jesus Christ.

So Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for us to come back to God. It is important that we believe in Him. I had your read a passage earlier and it is from the book of Numbers about Moses and the snake. You may or may not have remembered this passage but it is interesting because it comes right in the middle of one of the most famous passages of the Bible – John 3:16. It talks about the Old Testament reference. Let me just look at John 3:16 for you. This is the proof and the evidence of God’s love for us,

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Let me stop right there. In a nutshell that verse explains the entire gospel. That verse explains that God so loved the world that He demonstrated His love in a certain way. He gave His one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Through believing in Jesus we can come back to God. It says it’s the same, go back up to verse John 3:14, it says that this is the same as when

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.”

That reference is back to Numbers that talked about the plague of snakes that came upon the people of Israel. They had sinned against God and God sent these snakes. The people cried out to God, “God, do something that we don’t get killed by these venomous snakes.” Moses came to God and said, “God, what do I do?” The Lord said to Moses, “Put up a pole in the desert and put an image of a snake upon it. When anyone sees a snake and gets bitten by it they can look up at the snake on the pole and they will be healed.” Simply by putting this pole in the community and having a bronze snake at the top of it and whenever anyone got bit they could look up at that snake and whenever they did they would be healed. It was as if they would be reminded of what God had done for them and that God was gracious to them.

We in the same way, this passage in John says, can look up to Jesus Christ who died on the cross. Whenever we look to Him and the sins that are in our lives overwhelm us, we can look up to Jesus Christ and we will be forgiven of our sins. We will be healed of the things that are killing us, the things that are destroying us. God says that this is possible only because He sent His Son.

God could have done a lot of things to tell us that He loves us. He could have sent us email messages that said, “Hey, I love you Eric, just wanted to let you know that.” He could have sent me a fax and said, “Eric, I love you, just wanted you to know that.” In fact He says that on many pages of the Bible. But sometimes we don’t believe words like this so God demonstrated His love for us in this. He sent His one and only Son for us.

Isn’t it great that God didn’t send a fax for you to tell you He loved you? But God sent His Son for you to tell you that He loved you. By faith we can have eternal life. Eternal life is what heaven is all about. When this life is over the next life is heaven or the next life is hell, depending on what you have done about what you know about Jesus Christ. If you have not believed in Jesus Christ throughout your life you will not have eternal life. For the Bible says you must believe in Jesus in order to get to heaven. Now this may seem narrow but to me this seems very broad. We just have to BELIEVE in Jesus Christ to get to heaven. We don’t have to jump through hoops. We don’t have to go to church every Sunday. We don’t have to give 10, or 20 or 30% of our money away. We don’t have to do any of those things to go to heaven. We go to heaven by believing in Jesus Christ. John 3:16 again,

“For those who believe in the Son of God will not perish but have everlasting life.”

This is a promise and it is promised again in 1John 5:13. You can be assured that you are going to heaven, even tonight. If you do not have that assurance we will pray at the end of the night that you can know these things. John expressed the same sentiments. John was one of the closest followers of Jesus Christ and He wrote in a letter these words,

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”

John says, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, Jesus, that you may know that you have eternal life.” You will live forever. John so much wanted people to know this that he wrote it down. He said, “I want you to believe this. I want you to know this.” Because then you can stand rock solid regardless of what comes your way. This is great assurance even if you have been a Christian for 10, 20 or 30 years to know that you will go to heaven and to know that you have eternal life.

Sharing The Gospel with Others

Let me give you a few words about sharing these truths with others. Later, after a few minutes I want to pray with anyone who wants to make a decision to believe in Jesus Christ. Right now, I want to talk with those who have already made that decision. There is a great compelling reason for us to share this good news with others. The word gospel simply means “good news”. This is great news for people who need to be set free from their sins. When we share about Jesus Christ we are not beating someone over the head with something they don’t want to hear. We are offering them something that they don’t have. We are offering them freedom or relief. This is like your Aunt dies and leaves you ten million dollars. The news of the death might not be good but the news of the ten million dollars might help someone. In the same way it may not be good news for people to hear that they have sinned but the good news that they can be forgiven and get abundant life here on earth plus heaven is great news.

There is a way that you can share the gospel that is positive and that gives this good news to people. The compelling reason for it comes from two passages of scripture and I will just call them the first and last commands of Jesus to His disciples. That is to preach the gospel throughout the world.

The first command of Christ to His disciples was in Mark 1:17 and it was this,

“Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

The very last command of God to His disciples was Mark 16:15,

“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”

Preach the good news to every creature. Even from the first to the last and everywhere in between Jesus Christ has been sending us forth saying, “I want you to believe this for yourself and I want you to go and share this with others.” God is not going to send a fax. He is not going to send an email. He is going to send you and He’s going to send me to share the good news with others.

You may think, well it’s ok if someone in a remote island doesn’t hear about Jesus Christ that somehow God is going to take care of them. That wouldn’t be fair for God to send them to hell just because they haven’t heard about Jesus Christ. You would be right in thinking that. That wouldn’t be fair for God to send them to hell just because they haven’t heard about Christ. But that is not why they are being sent to hell. People are condemned to hell because they have sinned. The offer of Christ is great news. The offer of Christ is by grace. Unless they hear about Jesus Christ they will not hear that good news. They will be condemned to hell. This is exactly what John 3:16 follows up with. The very next sentence says, (John 3:17)

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

So you are condemned already. The fact that you have Jesus Christ is an added bonus. It is a blessing to us and He takes away our sins. There is the very compelling reason to go and share the gospel.

Let me give you the three points one more time so that you can know those and you can pass them on to someone else. The three points that are essential in sharing Jesus Christ with others is 1) God loves you – just let the person know that God loves them very much. You don’t need to beat them over the head with their sins. You don’t need to beat them over the heads with why aren’t they doing what they need to be doing. You need to let them know first and foremost that God loves them. It is on every page of scripture – God loves you. IT is in all of creation – God loves you. God has created everything for your benefit. 2) The fact that when we sin we turn away from God, we turn our back on God. This is on the fact that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Everyone has sinned. It doesn’t necessarily matter the magnitude of the sin. The fact is that there are times when we have turned away from God. 3) The way to come back to God is through Jesus Christ. When Christ died on the cross He paid the price for our sins so we can come back fresh and have our sins washed whiter than snow.

1. God loves you,

2. Men have sinned and turned away from God,

3. Christ provides the way back to God for those who believe in Him.

That book illustration that I showed you is one of the simplest and easiest to remember these three points. Your one hand represents yourself, this is you. God loves you (point number 1). Point two, men have sinned (the book). The things in our book that are being recorded in heaven right now is everything we have ever said, everything we have ever done, everything we have ever thought. All those are being recorded. Some people’s books are being opened right now – President Clinton is having his books opened right now, before the whole world, about some of the sins in his life. He’s just getting some of that a little earlier. The rest of us may have had our books opened in the past and some of us will have our books opened in the future. But one day they we will all be the same and they will be opened. So God loves us, represented by our hand. God hates our sin, represented by the book, and must punish us. And three Jesus Christ was sent into the world to provide a way of escape (the book is transferred to other hand). When He died on the cross He took our sins (hand representing us is now not holding the book). So we can now come free and clean to God. Simply by believing in Jesus Christ we can have the assurance that we will go to heaven.

God loves us, he hates our sin and must punish us, and He sent Christ into the world to die for our sins so that we could come free to God. I hope that makes sense to you. I hope that is a clear and easy way for you to remember the gospel and how to share it with others.

It is very important that you make a decision for Christ. It is very important that you make a decision even tonight to share the gospel with other people, your friends, your relatives and even people you don’t know. God wants that very much. Making a decision is one thing. But as the story goes about three frogs on a log you need to do something about it.

The story says that there were three frogs on a log and one of them decided to jump off. So how many frogs were still on the log? The answer is three. One of them only DECIDED to jump off, he had not actually jumped off yet. Tonight I want to cause you to jump off. Not only to make the decision to accept Jesus Christ and to share Christ with others but I want to cause you to jump in your heart and make that decision today. Make that commitment today. Put your trust in Jesus Christ that you will accept Him as your Savior and Lord and you will also share that good news with others.

I would like you to just think and pray for a few minutes as I play a song. I wrote this song and its called “Go Into All the World”. I’m not going to sing it. I’m just going to let you alone with God and the things that I have shared with you tonight. Just ask God, “God, is there something you want me to know from all of this today that I could share with others?” Then I will come back and I will close with a short story, one of the most compelling I have heard for faith in Jesus Christ and we will close with a prayer to help you make these decisions. Just ask God anything that He wants you to know about what you have heard today.

Are you ready to jump? Are you ready to make today a day not only of decision but a day that your heart changes and will be for God? The words to that song say, “Go into all the world, tell them that I love them and tell them that I need them.” Meaning that I need them to tell others that I love them. God loves you and God needs you. He wants to use you.

Story

Let me read this story and then we will pray. It is called

“God’s Only forgotten Son”

Suppose that the police were to break into this room right now with guns and draw and take me away hang cuffed to prison. You of course would be startled when you read in the newspaper that I was being tried for multiple murders and bank robberies. You would be even more surprised to hear that. After you heard that I had been convicted and sentenced to die in the electric chair you would no doubt be amazed indeed. Since however you know me and are supposed to love your neighbor even as yourself you decide to try to do something to help me.

So here I am a convicted criminal supposed to die and you wanting to love me would try to do something to help me.

So you go down to speak to the judge and say, “What can I do to help? I’ll do anything at all. I will even be willing to give my life for him.” To which the judge replies, “That would not be a sufficient sacrifice for this man that has killed many people. However, we would accept the life of your child. That would be an adequate sacrifice.”

You go home and agonize. You have but one child, a lovely young daughter. You pray, you wrestle with your decision and finally you decide that if you are really going to love me even as yourself that you must do this. And so you bring your child down to the prison where you are told, “You must do it. You shave her head. You put her in the chair and you pull the switch.”

So as your child looks pleadingly at you and says, “Mommy why have you forsaken me?” You cover her head and watch her wither and die as YOU pull the switch. The guards inform me of what has been done by you on my behalf, that because of that – I am free to go home.

A few days later you are sitting in a booth in a restaurant having dinner. I come in behind you with a friend and sit down not seeing you. You overhear my friend say to me, “According to the newspapers you were condemned to die in the electric chair. What happened? How is it that you are free?” Then to your astonishment you hear my reply, “Oh, it was all a big mistake. When they looked at the record of my life they saw that I was really a pretty nice fellow. There were a great many people that I had not killed and numerous banks that I did not rob. I had even put money into some banks and helped several old ladies across the street in years gone by. After weighing my whole life they decided to let me go and therefore I am free.”

As you listen to these words there flashed into your mind a picture of your daughter writhing in the electric chair. You know in your heart that the only reason that I am walking around alive is because on the other side of town there is a new grave with your daughter’s name on the marker.

How do you feel about me now? I think that is the same way God might feel about you. If you had come before Him today and told Him all about your good works without even a word about His Son who died on the cross.

A little boy in the first grade in Sunday school was reciting John 3:16 but he got it slightly mixed up. And I think that he is a picture of many of us. He said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only forgotten Son.”

There was a reason Jesus came to live and to die and to rise again. If we ignore that fact, if we say that it made no difference in our lives whatsoever – that His life and His death was a waste. But only because He came and died for our sins is the reason why you and I are alive today. He is why God didn’t wipe us out 2,000 years ago. He continues to offer grace and to extend His love and mercy to those of us who will believe in Him.

Prayer

Would you like to make that commitment tonight? JUST BY FAITH. Not based on any works that you have done. Not any of your good works and all the things that you feel you would be earning heaven for – because YOU CAN’T EARN IT! IT IS A GIFT FROM GOD! It is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Would you like to make that commitment tonight? I want to pray with you right now and then I want to pray that God would send you into the world to share this good news with others.

If you are ready, let’s pray (just pray after me)

Dear God, thank You for sending Jesus to die for me. I am so sorry for the things that I have done. I realize now that I am only alive because Jesus died. God I do believe in Jesus. I don’t want to stand condemned for my sins. I believe that because You sent Jesus I can be free. Please God forgive me. And please God put the assurance in my heart that I will be with You forever in heaven. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I won’t sin against You again and help me share this good news with others. In Jesus name, AMEN.

And now I would like to pray with you who may struggle with sharing this good news with others. It is great news. If you had $10,000 that God told you that you had to give away, you would do it. You would go out on the street and do it tomorrow. This is even better than $10,000. This will bring peace to people’s souls.

I pray right now God that You would send people forth to share the good news of Jesus’ life and death and resurrection. Lord, give them the words in that instant to speak, even if they forget some of the things that we have talked about tonight, it doesn’t matter. As long as they can share with others that You love them and that You sent Jesus to die for them. If they will simply believe in Christ they can have eternal life.

Lord, put that passion in their hearts. Put the compassion that goes with it in their hearts. Put that burden on them to share the gospel even right now. I just sense that someone is being touched so much that they are weeping and weeping with the burden that God is putting on their hearts to share Christ. God I pray that it would increase and that would only be alleviated by the sharing of the gospel with other people. As they share they would feel the peace of God come upon them, that they are walking in their calling, that they are doing exactly what You commanded the first disciples to do. “Come and follow Me and I will make you fishers of men. Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

God, we receive those words from You as direct commands and we want to obey You and we want to follow You. Thank You Lord for this platform on the Internet to do that. Thank You for the work places where we work and we can share the gospel. Thank You for the relatives and friends that we can share with. Thank You that we can GO Lord with the finances You have given us and will provide for us to GO into ALL THE WORLD, other countries, inner cities and outer fields Lord.

I pray that You would send us and You would equip us and You would help us to share Your good news. We want others to have eternal life and not to perish. Thank You God for sending Your Son. Thank You for giving us a purpose in our lives that will outlast anything else that we do. In Jesus name, AMEN.

It is fun to share Jesus Christ with others and it is fun to share Christ with you. I pray that it has been a blessing to you.

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If you would like to chat further we will be in the Chat Room at The Ranch after the broadcast or you can find me later in the week through email me or you can chat with me on ICQ and find me throughout the day.

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Also, we are proclaiming the gospel through the Internet as our fulltime occupation. This is what my wife and I do as a fulltime outreach to people around the world, just as others do it on television or radio or travel by missionary. This means we are using a newer technology to reach out and share the gospel and we believe it will reach many many people.

If you would like to help us in that if you would be interested in praying for us and getting on our newsletter lists you can email me. Or if you would like to help us financially to overcome some of the obstacles that keep us from spending some of the money that we need to spend to get the word out to others. We would love to hear from you as well so we can take this gospel further and further than we have taken it before. Just send me an email and I will be glad to share with you just how you can help us out.

Goodnight

Thanks for coming and next week we will have another message live from The Ranch.

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