GARDEN OF HOPE CHURCH
TREASURES FROM GODS WORD
And a man shall be as an hiding-place from the wind and a covert from the tempest. (Isaiah 32:2)
Who this Man is we all know. Who could He be but the Second Man, the Lord from heaven, the man of sorrows, the Son of Man? What a hiding place He has been to His people! He bears the full force of the wind Himself, and so He shelters those who hide themselves in Him. We have thus escaped the wrath of God, and we shall thus escape the anger of men, the cares of this life, and the dread of death. Why do we stand in the wind when we may so readily and so surely get out of it by hiding behind our Lord? Let us this day run to Him and be at peace.
Often the common wind of trouble rises in its force and becomes a tempest, sweeping everything before it. Things which looked firm and stable rock in the blast, and many and great are the falls among our carnal confidences. Our Lord Jesus, the glorious man, is a covert which is never blown down. In Him we mark the tempest sweeping by, but we ourselves rest in delightful serenity.
This day let us just stow ourselves away in our hiding place and sit and sing under the protection of our Covert. Blessed Jesus! Blessed Jesus! How we love Thee! Well we may, for Thou art to us a shelter in the time of storm.
Rest, if you have to, but don't quit.
May God Bless and Keep you
There is only one way to Heaven
Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." (John 14:6) http://blb.sc/002Vj3
Good works cannot save you.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9) http://blb.sc/002UZQ
Trust Jesus Christ today! Here's what you must do:
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23) http://blb.sc/002T3j
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Romans 5:12) http://blb.sc/002Uqg
"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
(1 John 1:10) http://blb.sc/002NZl
2 Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) http://blb.sc/002KIL
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) http://blb.sc/002Uqg
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9) http://blb.sc/002O5E
Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.
"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:10) http://blb.sc/002O5E
3 Turn from sin and Repent
Jesus said: "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
(Luke 13:5) http://blb.sc/002q2Q
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" (Acts 17:30) http://blb.sc/002SM0
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
(Romans 10:13) http://blb.sc/002O5E
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" (John 1:12) http://blb.sc/002NJc
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17) http://blb.sc/002N2S
If you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, as a Christian you should:
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) http://blb.sc/002S3B
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalms 119:105) http://blb.sc/002y1g
"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
" (Matthew 21:22) http://blb.sc/002bwg
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6) http://blb.sc/002Vby
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Matthew 28:19) http://blb.sc/002mxR
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (2 Timothy 3:16) http://blb.sc/002RWu
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15) http://blb.sc/0036hZ
"For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!" (1 Corinthians 9:16) http://blb.sc/002v2C
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16) http://blb.sc/002StL