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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SALVATION? (Part Three)

Who are the Wicked?



At one time we were all wicked people. We didn't know God through His Son, Jesus Christ. We did things to ourselves and other people that were wrong and cruel. Things that we thought we were justified in doing. Things that we now know were very wrong to do. We were unloving because we didn't know how to yet love because the truth wasn't yet in us.

But what made us wicked people? We all know that we became wicked at the Fall, when humanity decided that we were… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 18, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SALVATION (Part Two)

Only through Jesus Christ can I know God



I have been asked "Why do I need to accept Jesus to get into Heaven? I already believe that God exists. Isn't that enough? And why can't I get to know God without going through Jesus?" Those of us who know the answer to these questions know that Jesus has said that we can only know God if we know the Son first. But how do we explain it to those who don't understand why Jesus is so important to the equation of knowing the Father, Son, and… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 14, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SALVATION? (Part One)

What's in it for me? Isn't that what we always ask ourselves when we are asked to do something for someone else? We seem to think that unless it benefits us in some way, it's not worth doing. Why should I help you get to work when your car is getting fixed if you are not going to help with gas; and it doesn't matter if we work at the same location either? Why should I lend you money when I know that there is no way you are ever going to pay me back? Why should I…why should I…why should I….… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 9, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments

WHAT WILL I DO WHEN MY FAITH IN JESUS BRINGS ME SALVATION?

Gaining salvation in Jesus Christ is the ultimate experience any human could have. It is the only true freedom that we can obtain. It is not of this world and could never be. Some of the things we call freedom are nothing of the kind. How about the freedom to smoke? Are we really free when smoking can lead to the bondage of cancer, lung disease, and death? How about abortion? Does the freedom to murder babies in the womb really bring freedom for the woman who doesn't want the baby? Or does it… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 8, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

What Will Jesus Do For Me If I Have Faith In Him? (Part Seven)

In Jesus’ Love For Me:



To truly give the topic of Jesus' love for us the kind of consideration it truly deserves would take a book. Many have written about the love of Jesus: Pastors and theologians who have a much deeper understanding of Jesus through Scripture. What I write about here, today, is but a very small glimpse of His love for us. Giving His life up for us on the Cross was the greatest act of love anyone could have done for us. It is my prayer that when we get to the topic… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 8, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments

What Will Jesus Do For Me If I Have Faith In Him? (Part Six)

In My Love For Jesus Christ:



When I am faithful to Him, my love for Jesus protects me from harsh punishment



Where do you think you would be today without the discipline of your parents when you were young? Sure, being grounded or hit with a belt was not pleasant, but did these things make you rebellious or more disciplined in your own life. How many times have you heard some people say that if it hadn't been for the discipline of their parents they might have turned out… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 8, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments

What Will Jesus Do For Me If I Have Faith In Him? (Part Five)

In Trust In Him:



"Who do you trust, hubba hubba? Who do you trust?" Yes, this is a line from the first Michael Keaton Batman movie, asked by the Joker towards the end of the film. What was he really asking here? Joker was talking to the people of Gotham about whether they should trust him (the bad guy) or Batman (the good guy). It all comes down to who you trust.

Where am I going with all of this? Let me ask you some questions about putting your trust in others. Who would you… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 7, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

What Will Jesus Do For Me If I Have Faith In Him? (Part Four)

Let's continue looking at forgiveness…



Seek the Lord and He will be merciful



Isaiah 55:6-7 says: "Turn to the Lord! He can still be found. Call out to God! He’s near. (7)Give up your crooked ways and your evil thoughts. Return to the Lord our God. He will be merciful and forgive your sins" (Contemporary English Version -- The Promise).



Always remember that God will forgive you of every sin you have ever committed, will ever commit, and haven't yet committed. God… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 7, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

What Will Jesus Do For Me If I Have Faith In Him? (Part Three)

In Forgiveness:



Even the prophets knew that Jesus would forgive me if I believe in Him



Hundreds of years before Jesus was even born, prophets (through the Holy Spirit) foretold not only of Jesus’ birth, but also of His miracles, His death and resurrection, and even how He would conduct His Kingdom. Today, I want to focus on forgiveness.

In Acts 10:43 we read, “All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 7, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

What Will Jesus Do For Me If I Have Faith In Him? (PartTwo)

Hello Everybody!!!  I pray everyone had a great Christmas and that you took the time to thank Jesus for leaving His throne in Heaven to come here as a human to do what no one else could ever do for us but Him.  His birth and life led to the death of our sins and the salvation of our souls.  Thank you Jesus for your great love that wouldn't let you have it any other way.  You are the greatest!!!



     Let us continue to look at what Jesus will do for us if we have Faith in Him.… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 6, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

What Will Jesus Do For Me If I Have Faith In Him? (Part One)

For the next few posts, I will be talking about what having faith means for us in different areas of our lives.  What will God do for me if I believe in His Son, Jesus?

     As we all know people are always looking for the benefits of following someone or something, be it celebrities or athletes.  One of the most used lines we humans tend to think or say when entering a relationship is usually "What do I get out of this relationship?", "What do I get out of this job?", or even "What's in… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 6, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

How Can I Be Saved By Jesus Christ's Death And Resurrection?

By Confessing My Sins To God



By Accepting Jesus Christ As The Lord Of My Life And Giving Him Control Over It



     As I have said previously: this is the easy part.  Remember, Jesus did the hard part by dying for us.  The part He left us to do can be done right where you are now, physically, spiritually, mentally.  How easy is our part in gaining salvation from Jesus?  Read Romans 10:9-13: "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe it in your heart… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 6, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

What Does This Mean For Me As A Sinner?

Jesus Died To Save Me From Eternal Death



     Here is a great scripture full of hope, truth, joy, peace, everything we all want out of life.  This scripture contains the words that should make us want to shout in praise to the One who came to us to die.  This scripture should awaken the hearts of every man, woman, and child who hears it.  These words are the very words of freedom and glory.  They are from the pen of Paul to Timothy, a young man who became to Paul as the son he would… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 5, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

Why Did God Send His Son To Die For Me?

     In His great omnipotence, God knew that we, His Creation, would be a humanity of sinners.  He knew that we would eventually want to go our own way without Him.  But in His great love for us, His Creation, God already had a plan for how we could be restored into a holy relationship with Him once again.  There was only one way to accomplish this, and that way was through His Son, Jesus Christ.  On earth, Jesus was God in the flesh who walked around this earth showing His love for His… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 5, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Why Do I Need To Have Faith In Jesus Christ?

     I want to talk about why we need to have faith in Jesus Christ.  Faith in Jesus means that we can trust that when He saves us, He saves us for all time.  We can believe with our whole hearts that Jesus has our best interests in His heart.  But why do we need to believe in Jesus Christ, and why do I need Him in my life?  Galatians 3:23-24 says that, "Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. (24)So the law was put in charge to lead… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 5, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments

How Do I Obtain Faith In Jesus Christ?

By Reading And Studying God's Word In The Bible



Romans 10:17 tells us that, "Consequently, faith comes by hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word Of Christ" (New International Version).

The Holy Bible. The Word of God. The Word of Christ. The Holy Scriptures. The Word. However you want to name them , we are talking about the words of God in the Old Testament, and the words of Jesus in the New Testament, and the words the Holy Spirit gave to those whom…

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Added by Bobby Bruno on February 4, 2011 at 7:45am — No Comments

How Does Having Faith Help Me?

Christians Live By Faith, Not By Sight



Second Corinthians 5:7 tells us that, "We live by faith, and not by sight. It's what we trust in but don't yet see that keeps us going" (The Message).

As we discussed earlier, faith is the hope for things not yet seen. When you pray, you are accessing the power of faith, because you want what you are praying for to come true. When you pray you can't see the answer, but you will when God decides that it is time for you to have the answer.… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 4, 2011 at 7:44am — No Comments

Why Do I Need Faith In Jesus Christ?

I Was Born A Sinner



Romans 3:23-24 gives us one of the most truthful statements that God has ever spoken concerning not only how He sees us , but also how much He loves us. The scripture says that, "All of us have sinned and fallen short of God's glory. (24)But God treats us much better than we deserve, and because of Christ Jesus, He freely accepts us and sets us free from our sins" (Contemporary English Version -- The Promise).

What do you think the response would be if you… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 4, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

What Is Faith?

     The Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:1 that faith, "is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see" (New Living Translation). In other words, it means that we have a belief that in the future events that the Bible says will happen will indeed happen.

     Only with faith from God can we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and is the only One who can save us from our sins; that He died on a cross (Good…

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Added by Bobby Bruno on February 3, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

My Life In Christ

     This post is not about me. This post is about Jesus and what He has done and is currently doing in my life. It is my hope to show you how Jesus can take your life and make it into the kind of life you have always been yearning to live. Some of the things I talk about in this current post and in others in the future may be hard to hear, hard to believe, and hard to stomach. But these things will have to be talked about, especially when we get to talk about why things in this world are the… Continue

Added by Bobby Bruno on February 2, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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