Monday, May 2, 2011

Salvation for You and Your Children

The scripture I'm focusing on for this coming Sunday, is the Apostle Peter's sermon from Acts 2 and the concluding lines:
    ..."Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
    When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"
    Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off-for all whom the Lord our God will call."
    With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation."  Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

What does it mean to save ourselves and our children from today's corrupt generation?  (It takes more than killing terrorists, as necessary as that may be.)  Several people from Crossroads attended a Christian education and worship event in Hutchinson on Saturday.  Our new church will be looking into God's call to teach what Jesus has commanded us (Matthew 28:16-20) and lead people, including our children, into a saving relationship with the Lord.  Please pray that we will hear and follow God's direction in regard to this very important area of our young church's life.

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