BulletinGold #201
October 2018  
Vol 18 #10 

October 2018                         BG# 201                         Vol. 18 No. 10
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In this issue ...

 Making Our Invitations to Worship More Effective
By Johnny Hester

 What a Friend!
By Lance Cordle

 Ministering to the Grieving
By Steve Higginbotham

 Forgetting Who is God
By David Bragg

 Peace and Assurance
By Gerald Cowan

 Getting the Most out of Sermons and Bible Lessons
By R. W. McAlister

 The Lord Will Save, But How?
By Larry Pasley

 Do Atheists See the Irony?
By Adam Faughn

 Apologetics
By Ron Thomas

 A Letter From Christopher Columbus
By Ron Bartanen

 Jesus: Our All In All
By Joe Slater

 An Amazing Rescue
By David A. Sargent

Making Our Invitations to Worship More Effective
By Johnny Hester

     Most people experience varying degrees of social anxiety in new situations. When inviting our friends to visit Sunday morning worship services, one thing we can do to make them feel more comfortable saying “yes” is to simply let them know what to expect when they arrive at the church building. Along with your personal invitations, please let your friends know that our Sunday worship includes the following:
  • Public Prayer – There will be times during the worship when an individual will lead the assembly in prayer. We offer prayers of praise, remembrance, guidance, repentance and encouragement throughout our worship gathering. During prayer, we will stand or sit (the audience will be given directions as to which) quietly with heads bowed.
  • Singing – You will notice there are no musical instruments. This is by design. Our singing emphasizes Scriptural simplicity, participation and community. Words and notes to the songs can be found on the proper page in the songbook in the pew racks.
  • Communion – Each Sunday we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. We eat small pieces of bread to remember the physical body that He surrendered to death; and we drink the grape juice to remember His blood given for our forgiveness. Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper, is a memorial act for Christians to observe. If you feel comfortable in doing so, we invite you to join us in this special memorial.
  • Offering – Containers will be passed to collect the weekly financial offering from members of the Matthews congregation. As our guest, you are not expected to make a donation, however you are welcome to do so if you like. Feel perfectly comfortable in just passing the plate down the row if you prefer.
  • Preaching – Usually part of each worship period will be devoted to preaching from the Bible. Occasionally outlines of the sermons are displayed on the screen or distributed as printed handouts. Note-taking is encouraged.  You are also invited to follow along in your own Bible as the message is delivered.
Also, at the end of the sermon, the speaker will offer an opportunity for people to come express any need requiring special attention from the church. There may be no response, or some may ask for prayers. This is also a time when people may confess their faith and be baptized into Christ to become a part of His body...to become a Christian.
     Assure your friends that they will receive a warm welcome at any of our worship periods; but that they will in no way be singled out or embarrassed.

- Johnny Hester preaches for the Matthews Church of Christ in Matthews, MO. He may be contacted at johnnyhester@yahoo.com
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What a Friend!
By Lance Cordle

     In the mid-1800’s, a young Irishman named Joseph Scriven was engaged to be married to a young lady. On the day before the wedding, he rode out to meet his fiancé at a river. Upon arriving, he was devastated to learn that her horse had been startled and thrown her into the water, where she drowned. He said later, “The bottom of my world seemed to disappear.” He turned to God and leaned upon him for strength.
     He moved to Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. In his sorrow, he chose to remain alone and tutor children. He devoted his life to doing good deeds for other people. In fact, he became known as the Good Samaritan of Port Hope. A few years later, however, he again found love and  was engaged to be married. Within weeks of the wedding, his new love, Eliza, contracted pneumonia and died.
     A few months later, in sending a message to his mother, who was ill at the time, Joseph wrote a poem in which he poured out his heart about the need to lean upon God in times of trouble. He gave it the title, Pray Without Ceasing. The poem was at first published anonymously and only later did he admit that it was he who had written it. He died several years later, apparently having deliriously wandered into a body of water during the night and drowned.
     His words, however have lived on and have been sung and loved for years. They are found in most songbooks of today. Many who have sung them need little prompting to melodiously declare, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!” (Sources: You Tube, The story behind the hymn, What a Friend We Have in Jesus;” Wikipedia, “Joseph Scriven.”
     Immediately following the words, “Greater Love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends,” Jesus also said  “You are my friends if you do what I command you (John 15:13, 14 ESV).  Each Christian has the privilege of being the friend of Jesus.
     Though we may not have walked with Him while He was on earth, we can walk with Him today. We can take confidence in knowing that He has also said, “And, behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20) Let us trust the Lord throughout our lives and let us lean upon his promise— “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

- Lance Cordle preaches the Calvert City Church of Christ in Calvert City, KY.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.calvertchurchofchrist.com
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Ministering to the Grieving
By Steve Higginbotham

     Through the years, I have stood at the head of many caskets, and I have heard many comments made to grieving families that made me cringe. While the intent was not to harm or add pain, in reality that is what they did. Like Job’s friends, they would have better served as comforters if they would have just remained silent.
     I think most people share a common fear of saying the wrong thing to one who is grieving, or simply not knowing what to say. Because of this fear, we often withdraw from people at a time when they need us the most. The apostle Paul said that since the God of all comfort comforts us in our tribulation, then we should comfort others (1 Corinthians 1:3-4). The following suggestions are offered in hopes of equipping us so that we may effectively minister to those who are grieving.
     Give them your presence. Don’t allow a person to suffer alone. Understand that you don’t have to say anything. Just be there. A hug; an expression of sorrow; and a reaffirmation of your love for them is all that you need to say. Your presence is what will be remembered and treasured, not your words.
     Don’t stress over words. No words can fix the situation, so drop the burden of feeling you must come up with the “perfect thing to say.” There is no sage advice to offer at this moment that if they do this or that, it will all be better.
     Be there when the dust settles. We often inundate the grieving family with support during the immediate time of loss, but who is ministering to this family two months later? Determine to be the person who is ministering two months, four months, six months after the funeral.
     Remember dates. Mark your calendar and make note of birthdays, anniversaries, and especially the anniversary date of the person’s death. I assure you that the anniversary of a person’s death will not be overlooked by loved ones we are left behind. Let the grieving know that we remember too. Such remembrances are treasures by those who are grieving.
     Do good. Don’t simply offer to do good, actually do it. Sometimes we find ourselves saying, “If there’s anything you need, just let me know.” This offer may salve our consciences, but it is rings hollow and is an offer that will rarely be acted upon. Instead, if you really want to offer your help, say something like, “Would you rather me run to the store and get some groceries for you, or would you rather have me do the dishes for you?” This wording is much more likely to receive a positive response and allow you the opportunity to minister.
     Let people grieve. A widow once told me that whenever she started to cry, a close relative would tell her to stop crying and be strong. Don’t encourage a person to suppress grief. Crying is not only a human response to grief, but it’s healthy.
     Avoid empty platitudes. Trite phrases that do not comfort and some of which do not even  accurately reflect biblical truth, need to remain unspoken. Saying things like, “I understand exactly how you feel,” or “God must have needed another angel,” or “it was God’s will,” or “at least you’re young, you can marry again/have more children” are either hurtful, insensitive, or do not reflect the truth. If you struggle for words to say, then simply say these, “I’m sorry.” “I’m praying for you.” “I love you.”
     If we follow these suggestions, we will be better equipped to comfort others the way God comforts us (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

- Steve Higginbotham preaches for the Karns Church of Christ in Knoxville, TN. He may be contacted through the congregation's website at http://www.karnschurch.org Copyright © 2018 MercEmail
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Forgetting Who is God
By David Bragg

    Syracuse should be used to snow. Beginning as a friendly competition between workers in New York offices of the National Weather Service (NWS) over which upstate New York city would get the most snow (the winning city awarded The Golden Snowball Award), the city of Syracuse has most consistently won. Based on the NWS records since 1950-51 season, Syracuse most often tops the list for most snowfall. The winter of 1991-92 would be a banner year with a little over 162 inches of snow by March. This lead the city’s Common Council to pass this resolution: "Be it resolved, on behalf of the snow-weary citizens of Syracuse, any further snowfall is expressly outlawed in the city of Syracuse until December 24, 1992" (www.syracuse.ny.us). It snowed just two days later.
    Many have been the times in human history when mankind seems to have forgotten how to distinguish between created and Creator. It started as early as the Garden of Eden where Satan proved just how gullible humankind would be in convincing themselves that they, not God, were really in control. It would be repeated often, most shockingly at the cross of Jesus.
    We can be guilty of the same today each time we prove selective in which commands to obey and which we think we can disregard. No matter how often we convince ourselves that we are in control, we need to stay close enough to God's word for the inspired reminders that God is God and that we are not.

- David Bragg serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC and is co-editor of BulletinGold. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/ or his blog: http://davidbragg.blogspot.com/
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Peace and Assurance
By Gerald Cowan

Lord, You will keep in perfect peace
All whose hearts are set on You.
We trust You to keep Your promise.
We know You are just and true.

Conscious guilt makes cowards of us,
Fear that others may find out
That we have wandered from the path.
Faith has given way to doubt.

We believe Your grace and mercy
Can redeem us, so we live
Rejoicing always in the love that
Makes You willing to forgive.

And so we bring our sins to You,
Trusting in Your endless care.
We will not yield to temptation
Nor surrender to despair.

Keep us confident, our Father,
That in Christ we have release
From sin, and strong assurance that
In him we have perfect peace.

- Gerald Cowan, a longtime preacher and missionary, is retired from full-time pulpit preaching. Gerald publishes an e-mail newsletter entitled GERALD COWAN’S PERSONAL PERIODICAL WRITINGS. He is available for Gospel Meetings and he may be contacted at Geraldcowan1931@aol.com
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Getting the Most out of Sermons and Bible Lessons
By R. W. McAlister

     Have you ever left a Bible class or worship service and thought, “I just didn’t get much out of that.” I daresay we all have at one time or another. Let me offer some suggestions that may help us.
• I know it’s not always possible, but come to worship or Bible class well-rested. If you’re tired, it’s going to be difficult to pay attention and stay awake.
• Before you arrive at the service, prepare yourself to be a good listener and have your mind on God. Some read their Bibles or pray. Others may watch, “A Bible Answer” or “In Search of the Lord’s Way” on TV. Whatever helps you get your mind focused, do it.
• Remind yourself of how important it is to hear God’s Word proclaimed. There is always something new for us to learn or be reminded of.
• When it comes to Bible class, come prepared to participate. If you have some insight on the topic being discussed, share it so that all can benefit from it.
• Don’t be afraid to ask questions in Bible class.
• When it comes to listening to the sermon, have a positive attitude – decide that you’re going to hear something that will help you or someone else. Don’t focus on the mispronounced words or the unintentional errors. Instead, focus on the overall message and what you can learn from it.
• Follow along with the Scriptures, or, if so many are used that you can’t turn to them quickly enough, write the references down and look at them later.
• If taking notes helps you stay focused, then take notes.
• If the lesson being taught reminds of something you need to be doing, do it, because we’re not supposed to be just hearers only, but doers of God’s Word (Jas. 1:22).
     Are you getting as much as you can from the Bible class and the sermons? Let us all be “swift to hear” and “doers of the Word” (Jas. 1:19 & 22).
 
- R. W. McAlister preaches for the Anna Church of Christ in Anna, IL.He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.annachurchofchrist.com/
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The Lord Will Save, But How?
By Larry Pasley

     A huge dam had cracked and was starting to flood a small town in its path. As people were alerted to the impending flood, one elderly woman refused to evacuate.
     The would-be rescuer told her that if she would just get in the boat, he could take her to higher ground. She replied that the Lord was her savior and if she needed help He would save her with a miracle. The man left. As the water rose the woman had to move to the upstairs to avoid the floodwaters.
     As she sat at her window a man came by in another boat. "Get in," he said, "and I'll take you to higher ground." The woman shook her head and said she would trust in the Lord to save her. He left.
     As the waters rose the woman moved to the roof of her house. A helicopter came overhead and the man said that she should climb the ladder and he would take her to safety. "I will trust in the Lord to save me." The man left.
     As the waters rose again the woman drowned. When the woman went to heaven she had occasion to speak with the Lord, and she asked Him why He hadn't saved her from the flood after showing such strong faith in Him. The Lord said, "I sent two boats and a helicopter and you sent them all away."
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     Many in Christian religions today are much like the woman above. They believe God will save them but they are ignoring God’s way of salvation.
     Many believe that ‘faith only’ or “faith alone” will save them and that their works have nothing to do with their salvation.
     Yet the Bible uses the words, “faith only,” only once and it says just the opposite of that common belief.
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? CAN FAITH SAVE HIM? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe--and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and BY WORKS FAITH WAS MADE PERFECT? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY WORKS, AND NOT BY FAITH ONLY. 25 Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD also" (James 2:14-26).
This section of scripture alone shows that the doctrine of faith only will not save us but there are other scriptures which show that also.
  • Hebrews 5:9  says that Jesus saves those who obey Him. “And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,”
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:8  says that God will take vengeance on those who do not obey the gospel. “In flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:10  says we will be judged by our works not our faith. ‘For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”
Many other scriptures show the fallacy of the doctrine of “faith only.” If you have accepted this doctrine please allow me to send you more information on the subject.
     May we always strive to serve God on His terms not ours.

- Larry Pasley serves as a minister with the Jackson Street Church of Christ in Alexandria, LA. He may be contacted through the congregation's website at http://www.JacksonStAlex.com
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Do Atheists See the Irony?
 By Adam Faughn
 
     In late April, a Guinness World Record was broken in St. Louis. A charity, which does great work raising awareness and money for research to Alzheimer’s, got together 1,202 volunteers. That large group was given different colored ponchos and stood in a pattern that formed what looked like a picture of the human brain. Each color of poncho was a different region of the brain. It was, according to Guinness, the largest image of a human brain.
     Can you imagine the organization that took? It is remarkable just thinking about getting over 1,200 people to do anything in an organized fashion, but this had to take a while. The number of people had to be decided upon. The colors of the ponchos had to be figured out. How and where the people were to stand had to be known. The list could go on, but just think of the thought that it took to get this “image” of the human brain.
     And then consider: we live in a world where we are told by so many that all the brains it took to organize this “image” of the human brain “just happened” and came from an evolution from nothing. In other words, what we are to believe is that there was more organization of this colored-poncho figure of a brain than there is in all the brains it took to figure out how to make it.
     It is utterly sad that atheists and naturalists do not see the irony in that concept. No one could look at the image (link below) of over 1,200 people, forming this image of a human brain, and think that it “just happened;” yet, when we consider the unspeakably complex nature of our own brains, that is what we are supposed to believe?
     Scripture makes it clear from the very opening chapter that God made everything in the entire universe. Atheism and naturalistic evolution have no answers for how everything came into being from nothingness, nor can they explain how conscious thought came into existence. But, the Bible simply states words written to the Lord, “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14, emphasis added). May we never forget that God truly is the Creator of it all.
 
(To see a picture of the group of 1,202 volunteers, go to https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/04/30/Alzheimers-charity-makes-brainimage-with-1202-volunteers/3371525104069/ )
 
- Adam Faughn preaches for the Central Church of Christ in Paducah KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.centralchurchofchrist.org
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Apologetics
By Ron Thomas

     What is apologetics? In 1 Peter 3:15, Peter writes, “...but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” The expression “to make a defense” comes from a Greek word (apologia) that conveys the idea of giving a verbal (or written) defense of the Lord’s way. This pertains not only to the Lord’s character and divinity, but also His teachings.
    Thus, when one denies that baptism is essential to salvation, the faithful Christian will stand up and oppose such words. When one stands opposed to the Lord’s decree on the singular nature of the Lord’s church (one body, one church; Eph. 4:4), the faithful Christian will stand opposed to such words. You get the idea. When the Lord states something, all things contrary to what He said needs to be opposed.

- Ron Thomas preacher for the Sunrush Church of Christ, Chillicothe, OH. He may be contacted through the congregation's website. http://sunrushchurchofchrist.com/
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A Letter From Christopher Columbus
By Ron Bartanen

     The following is included in a letter written by Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, as quoted in “The Founders’ Bible,” explaining his motivation in seeking a new sea-route to the East Indies —
“If those who heard about my enterprise rejected it with laughter, scoffing at me… Who doubts that this illumination was from the Holy Spirit? I attest that He, with marvelous rays of light, consoled me through the Holy and Sacred Scriptures—a strong and clear testimony, with forty-four books of the Old Testament, and four Gospels, with twenty-three Epistles of those blessed Apostles encouraging me to proceed. (Bibles in that age included the intertestamental books of the Apocrypha) … No one should be afraid to take on any enterprise in the name of our Savior if it is right and if the purpose is purely for His holy service…. I stated above that some of the prophecies remained yet to be fulfilled, and I say that they are great things in the world. And I say that the sign which convinces me that our Lord is hastening the end of the world is the preaching of the Gospel recently in so many lands.”
     While Columbus was not correct in his assumption that the end of the world would occur soon, he was correct in believing that the preaching of the Gospel would spread to many lands. Freed from the spiritual bondage of state-churches, in the “new world” emphasis was placed upon Scripture as the guide, not denominational creeds. People were free to search the word of God themselves without clerical dogmatism. I am convinced that the hand of God was providentially guiding him, as well as those who would follow, in founding a nation where freedom reigned, a nation that could, more than any other nation, be identified as a “Christian nation.” 
    From our nation has gone forth the word of God throughout the world, spreading the Good News of Christ, anticipating the time when Christ will indeed return. Second only to the church of our Lord, the United States has been “a city set on a hill,” to be a beacon to the world. Pray that this freedom to fully share the message of redemption-in-Christ both locally and worldwide will continue, and that hearts may be opened before the Day of the Lord arrives.

- Ronald Bartanen preaches for Arthur Church of Christ, Arthur, IL.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://arthurcoc.com/
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Jesus: Our All In All
By Joe Slater

     Eight times in six verses the apostle Paul used the word “all” relative to Jesus. See for yourself:
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father than in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself . . .” (Colossians 1:15-20).
     Jesus is “firstborn over all creation.” Firstborn connotes His authority and rank, even as King David was called God’s “firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth” (Psalm 89:27). Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18).
     Jesus created all things (see also John 1:3 “without Him nothing was made that was made”). All things were made for him, and all things consist in Him (that is, He sustains His creation).
     His resurrection from the dead and headship of the church indicate that He is preeminent (occupies first place) in all things. The world does not acknowledge it, but Christians certainly should!
     All the fullness (that is, the fullness of Deity, see 2:9) dwells in Jesus. He is the God-Man! Through Him all things are reconciled to God because Jesus’ blood paid the price for our sins.
Truly, Jesus is our all in all!

- Joe Slater serves as minister of the Church of Christ in Justin, TX. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://justinchurchofchrist.com
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An Amazing Rescue
By David A. Sargent

     On June 23, 2018, twelve members of an 11- to 16-year-old Thailand soccer team – the Wild Boars – and their coach ventured into Thailand’s Tham Luang Cave. They had been in the cave before; this time they were there for an adventure to celebrate one of the boy’s birthdays. Their adventure turned into a near-tragedy and thankfully an amazing rescue.
     Then monsoon rains came and once-accessible caverns were flooded. The boys and their coach found refuge in a narrow passageway above the flooded areas. They were trapped more than a mile underground in the deep recesses of the cave and no one knew their exact whereabouts.
     Then help from all over the world began to pour in, seeking to rescue the boys and their coach. An estimated 10,000 people participated, including 2,000 soldiers, 200 divers and representatives from approximately 100 government agencies. In addition to hundreds of personnel from Thailand, including Navy SEALS and volunteer divers, rescue workers also came to help from other countries including Finland, Britain, China, Australia, and the United States.
     Navy SEAL and volunteer divers painstakingly penetrated the cave in search of the soccer team, securing guidelines along the way to ensure their safety. On July 2, 10 days after the boys entered the cavern, a pair of British divers working to extend a network of guide ropes in water-filled passageways, popped up near a narrow ledge. And there they were: 13 emaciated people perched in the dark but incredibly thankful to have been found. Now they had to be rescued.
     The mile-long stretch between the start and the rescue base, much of which was completely underwater, took about two hours to traverse. Each of the boys was strapped into a stretcher and carried out. Different methods were used to navigate the team members out of the cave. At times, divers had to shuttle them underwater in “cocoons.” The rescue team also used suspended ropes and carabiners to guide each stretcher across jagged peaks and valleys. In one leg of the escape, the cocoons were placed on floating stretchers and Thai frogmen pushed them along. To navigate a wet downhill, the rescue team slid each boy on a stretcher on top of the thick hoses that had been used to pump water out of the cave. Teams of 4-6 rescuers operated a relay on steep, dangerous down hills.
     As a result of these heroic efforts, all twelve boys and their coach were rescued. The last of the boys emerged on July 10th, 18 days after he and his teammates entered the cave.
     Because of our sin, you and I were a lot like that soccer team: trapped, and without a rescuer, doomed to die.
     But God loves us so much that He sent His Son to rescue us! In order to rescue us, Jesus had to die on the cross for our sins (1 John 4:9-10). Because of His atoning death, we can be saved from our sins and receive the gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23).
     God will save and give eternal life to those who place their faith and trust in Jesus (Acts 16:30-31), turn from their sins in repentance (Acts 17:30-31), confess Jesus before men (Romans 10:9-10), and are baptized (immersed) into Christ for the forgiveness of sin (Acts 2:38). God will continue to cleanse from sin those who continue to walk in the light of His Word (1 John 1:7).
     The rescue of those twelve boys and their coach was amazing! Their rescue pictures an even more marvelous rescue mission: when God’s one and only Son came to this earth and died on the cross for our sins so that we can be saved from eternal destruction.
     Won’t YOU accept His offer of salvation and eternal life on His terms?

- David A. Sargent, minister for the Church of Christ at Creekwood in Mobile, Alabama, is also the editor of an electronic devotional entitled "Living Water."  To learn more about this excellent resource contact David via their website: http://www.creekwoodcc.org

* Information gleaned from “‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: TheStory of the Thailand Cave Rescue” by Hannah Beech, Richard C. Paddock, and Muktita Suhartono, in The New York Times, July 12, 2018, www.nytimes.com.

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