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Friday, March 27, 2015

Who Will Be in Heaven Because of Me?

In review of Acts 20:24 it says, “The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me — to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.”

Bottom Line:
Life is worth nothing unless it is used to complete work that Jesus gives us; to tell others the Good News about God’s grace, kindness and love.

What this means to me:
My life should be used to complete the work that Jesus has given me, to tell others the Good News about God’s mighty grace, kindness and love.

Todays verse in Acts 20:24 states, “The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me — to tell people the Good News about God’s grace” (NCV).

It’s worth noting that this verse doesn’t say the most important thing in life is to get married, fund my retirement, travel a lot, become famous, or pay off the house. It says the most important thing in life is for me to fulfill my mission. If Jesus died on the cross for me so that I can fulfill my mission and I don’t, then it was a massive, eternal waste.

God put me on Earth for a purpose. He has a mission that only I can fulfill. Part of that mission is to tell other people the Good News of God’s grace. I know Christ because somebody took the time to invest in myself and my family and showed us what a life was like following him. So, who am I going to tell?

If somebody died for me, wouldn’t I want to know about it? Well, Jesus died for every single person in the world. This weekend, the typical American will sit at home watching TV, with a soda or beer, maybe reading the newspaper, kicked back and relaxed — and totally unaware that Jesus Christ died for him and unaware of the grace that is available to him.

The Bible explains to us in 2 Peter, that the Lord is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. God wants everybody in his family, and because God cares, I too must care.

The way I can show my gratitude for the grace of God is by making my own life count, by living a life of extravagant generosity, and by telling as many people as I can about the Good News.

A good question to ask myself today, “Is anybody going to be in Heaven because of me?”

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