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4 Reasons More Is Caught Than Taught



“If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.”

– Charles Spurgeon
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4 Reasons We Need Christ



“I have a great need for Christ; I have a great Christ for my need.”

– Charles Spurgeon

The Great Need for Christ

If a person doesn’t realize that their sins have separated them from a Holy God (Isaiah 59:2), then they won’t run to the cross for saving through the Savior’s work at Calvary. Until a person sees their need for the Savior, they won’t see the need for being forgiven and cleansed. A person must first realize that all they have earned is eternal death, but God extends the offer of eternal life in Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23). The greatest need we have is to repent and trust in the Savior. We all have a great need for the Great Savior.

The Great Need for His Strength

Jesus once told the disciples that they could do nothing without Him (John 15:5). That’s a fact, and nothing doesn’t mean a little something. This explains why Paul wrote, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13), meaning we can do nothing outside of Christ in our own strength. What we do by sheer human effort is not enough because Christians are in a spiritual battle with a powerful enemy force; therefore, we need to “put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:11-12).

The Great Sufficiency of Christ

If all you have is Christ, then you have all you need. People around the world are martyred every day for their faith. They lose their job, their home, their family, and sometimes they lose their life, but they believe their sufficiency rests in Christ. Paul prayed three times to have his painful “thorn in the flesh,” whatever it was, taken away, but God answered him, “’My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Cor. 12:9). Paul learned the sufficiency of Christ in his greatest weakness.

The Greatness of Christ

We know that Jude was “a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James” (Jude 1:1), but Jude wrote that he was first of all a servant of Jesus Christ before he was his brother, showing the preeminence of Jesus’ divinity and as the fulfillment of the long-prophesied Messiah, which is why Jude gave praise “to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen” (Jude 1:25). Jesus is the turning point of human history because history is His-story!

Conclusion

Eventually, all people will believe in Jesus Christ, but for many it will be too late (Rev. 20:12-15). We must repent, humble ourselves before God, trust in Christ today, and voluntarily bow our knee. Every knee will bow one way or the other, but this word cannot be broken: “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:9-11).

3 Reasons Prayers Are A Priority



“Prayer can never be in excess.”

– Charles Spurgeon

Daily Bread

Jesus told the disciples, and I believe by extension, He tells us that we are to pray for our daily bread each day or our daily needs (Matt 6:11) and to not worry about tomorrow’s needs. All we need do is to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matt 6:33) since “your heavenly Father knows that you need them all” (Matt 6:32). We know that God provides for His own creatures (Matt 6:26), so why would He not provide for us?

Biblical Wisdom

Of all the things that King Solomon could have prayed for, he prayed for wisdom and asked God, “Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great” (2nd Chron 1:10). God’s answer to Solomon was amazing as He said “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like” (2nd Chron 1:11-12). Pray for wisdom. God will hear and answer that prayer.

Communion with God

When believers partake of the bread and the wine (or grape juice, as in our church), we are in union with God as the Apostle Paul writes, “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ” (1st Cor 10:16), because “there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1st Cor 10:17). How important is the Lord’s Supper or Communion? Jesus said “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:53-54).

Conclusion

The Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon, is so right that we can never pray too often because we need daily communication with God for our daily bread, for godly wisdom, and to be in communion with the Lord, therefore, prayer can never be in excess.

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