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Born Again

December 24, 2016

Born Again!

Last Monday a young man received Christ into his life.  This Christmas will be remembered for his amazing rebirth. Today is Christmas Eve.  I am thinking about the first coming of Jesus and also imagining His second coming.

 

 

Matthew 24:14 says,

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

 

The end will come soon; Christ will return. He promised to return as he ascended into heaven after his resurrection. And it’s been 2000 years.

 

Still, for many, Christmas story is not their personal story. They know the story so well, but they never made the commitment to invite Jesus into their lives. Recently I started a new discipleship.  At the first meeting, I asked the most important question in life.  

 

“If today was the last day, will you go to heaven?”
“I’m not sure.”

 

His response was honest.

 

“Sometimes, I am close to God and I can say that I will go to heaven. But sometimes, I am not close to God and I can’t say that I will.”

 

He attended church all of his life; he was baptized at the church; he went to even Bible studies.  Yet he answered, “I’m not sure.”

 

“Please read the well-known verse, John 3:16.”

He did.

"Please read it again."

 

“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.”  _John 3:16

 

I asked him to read it several times more and emphasized the last part, “shall not perish but have eternal life.”  At the last reading, he became emotional.  I saw the tears forming in his eyes. 

 

“Would you like to make your decision to accept Jesus into your life now?”

“Yes, I would.”

 

He did not hesitate for a moment.  In his own words, he prayed to receive Jesus and committed his life to follow Christ. Then I prayed for him and welcome him into God’s family.

 

How about you?

Did you ever receive Jesus into your life?

If not, why not make your decision now.

 

Born again is the decision that God’s children made once in their lifetime.  They can tell you with the confidence.  Christ is dying to meet you and be your personal Savior and Lord.

 

Going to church will make you a religious person; Inviting Jesus into your life as your Savior and Lord will start the real relationship with God.

 

Our family is having a white Christmas in Chicagoland where we are having our home assignment.  This year’s Christmas truly became an unforgettable Christmas because of this young man’s salvation.  



 

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