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Road to salvation
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God "
What is sin: Sin is anything we think or do that falls short of God's standard of perfection.
"For the wages of sin is death"
What is the penalty: It's easiest to see sin as committing a crime against God. The penalty for which is death and then the judgement.
Remember a just God must punish sin. It would not be justice to let a criminal go unpunished.
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while
we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Who pays the price: You do! but there is an alternative- Jesus' death paid for the price of our sins.
that God accepted Jesus' death as the payment for our sins.
"if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your
heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
How can I be saved from the penalty of my sin: Because of Jesus' death on our behalf,
(He paid the price for our sin, He took our punishment )
All we have to do is believe in
Him, repent for your sins and trust in His death as the payment for those sins - and you will be
Now remember salvation is not a one way street. Jesus gave His life for your salvation, You have been bought with a price,
You are no longer your own. You have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ
The only way to have a solid relationship with someone is to talk to each other.
Prayer is conversation between you and God. So start praying regularly and read your Bible.
(If you don't have a Bible contact us and we will send you one)
Now find a good Bible believing, Bible preaching church (If you're in the area, this one would be a good place to start)
If you have decided to accept Christ into your life or if you still have questions please contact us !
Christian Movie Reviews
Review: Heaven Is For Real
A toddler?s report that he has visited heaven is met with skepticism from everyone but his father.
Directed By: Randall Wallace
Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale
Theatre Release:April 16, 2014 by For thematic material including some medical situations.
I believe heaven is for real. Allow me to get that out of the way up front. About the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting, I am as confident as I can be regarding any doctrine that is ultimately an article of faith.
But about Heaven is for Real, Todd Burpo's book chronicling his son Colton's emergency appendectomy and subsequent claim that he had visited heaven, I am a skeptic. It's awkward but necessary that I tell you that before I explain the ways in which I thought Randall Wallace's adaptation of Burpo's book improves upon its source material, and where, perhaps, the film may frustrate readers expecting less ambiguity and more vindication.
The film depicts many events from Burpo's book, though it obscures the timeline between Colton's operation and the first time he mentions to his father that he visited heaven. Gradually, under increasingly leading interrogations from his father, Colton reports having sat on Jesus's lap, seeing many animals, having angels sing to him, meeting Todd's grandfather, and, finally, meeting his own unborn sister, of whom he purportedly had no previous knowledge.
This compression is important because regardless of the content of Colton's memory, his level of recall seems contrary to the way most research demonstrates human memory actually operates. (For a good summary of social-science research on memory, see chapter three of Chabris's and Simon's The Invisible Gorilla).
Once Colton begins sharing his experience, the film deviates from the book more in tone than in substance. In his book, any doubts Todd has about the authenticity of Colton's experience are minimized. "By the time we rolled across the South Dakota ...
Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Indestructible and super-human heroes are a bore.
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Run Time: 2 hours 16 minutes
Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford
Theatre Release:April 04, 2014 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
The latest spectacle from the Marvel movie factory—entry #2 in the Captain America franchise—is exactly what you would expect. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is entertaining, clever, polished, loud. It's a bit better than its predecessor, 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, and better than most action films in its budget bracket.
But as much as I sat amused (occasionally highly amused) for 136 minutes, I never felt particularly engrossed or even all that thrilled. The stakes were too low. The hero's fate, the fates of his co-heroes, the fates of the villains and the fate of mankind were never much in doubt.
And that's a bit of a problem.
That's not to say the film is not enjoyable. It's a lot of fun to watch Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), team up with vampy Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), wing-man Falcon (Anthony Mackie), ringleader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and other agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as they fight to save the world (again). It's also fun to see the various baddies — including chief baddie, the mysterious Winter Soldier himself (Sebastian Stan) — try and fail to vanquish the good guys. The plot takes intriguing twists and turns and (under-)utilizes the formidable talents of Robert Redford.
One of the marks of a great film is how much it makes a palpable, physical, real impact on me as I watch it, whether it be holding my breath in tension, unconsciously welling up with tears, gripping my seat handles, or simply losing any sense of time and place because I'm so lost in the world of the movie.
I felt these things watching last year's Captain Phillips, for example, or the Robert ...
After a flood of reviews and controversy, it's finally here. So should you see it?
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Russell Crowe
Theatre Release:March 28, 2014 by Paramount Pictures
Here's my take: Christianity Today reader, you should see Noah.
I can't promise you'll like Noah. Nor would I suggest that if you don't, it indicates that something is necessarily wrong with you.
But as I struggled to write about this film this week—in the wake of dozens of other excellent pieces from both mainstream and Christian sources—that's what it all came down to. So yes, if you're wondering: Noah is worth your time and your ticket price.
Reason 1: Noah is a good movie made by good filmmakers who pursue important questions and think of movies as art.
Darren Aronofsky directed the film (read our interview with him and co-writer Ari Handel), and what ties Aronofsky's body of work together is a deep concern for and interest in the most basic building blocks of human-ness.
His films stylistically swing between the mind-bendingly surreal and the uncomfortably, grittily real, but this is at the core of each one. Requiem for a Dream looked at humans as the kinds of beings who are driven by a desire for fulfillment and the good life, no matter how delusional. The Wrestler and Black Swan both explored embodiment, and painfully, graphically exposed what happens when we objectify and abstract bodies (male and female) from their connection to the rest of the human. The Fountain grappled with death and life after death.
I generally like Aronofsky's films, but I was especially captured by the weird, moody, enigmatic Fountain, which starred Hugh Jackman as, by turns, some kind of ancient wanderer, a doctor, and a futuristic enlightened consciousness, all in three stories that spanned a millennium. Lots of people didn't like the movie, which I understand. But I thought ...
Review: Muppets Most Wanted
The Muppets have always been about family - and this movie makes it clear what holds them together.
Directed By: James Bobin
Run Time: 1 hour 52 minutes
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Christoph Waltz, Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo
Theatre Release:March 21, 2014 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
In his 2013 biography of Jim Henson, Brian Jay Jones notes that early in the cultivation of the Muppets, the creative team struggled to write for Piggy because "[t]he whole Muppet Show conceit is based on [the] concept of family," but Piggy had a tendency to "demand things that are quite outside of the family." Henson's team did, of course, eventually figure out how Piggy's character could be held in tension with the show's guiding metaphor.
But since seeing Muppets Most Wanted, I've been considering this as a starting place for viewing the latest film. The Muppets have always been about family—a group of dreamers bound by misfit bloodlines. But as with any family, it's worth asking what holds it together.
Near the beginning of Muppets Most Wanted, all of the recognizable Muppets have a meeting with a talent manager named Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) about how their next career step might be a world tour. Badguy assures the group that it's pronounced bædgee ("It's French! Meaning: 'good man!'").
It's a setup scene that includes some clever exposition, but that's also enjoyable for what the image's composition conveys. Badguy sits alone on one side of the table, attempting to lure the Muppets to accept his representation; the other side of the table is overrun with Muppets, sitting together and hoping to interact in unison to make a collective decision. That visual incongruence suggests that the Muppets think of themselves as family, and also implies the plight and manner of the Badguy.
Yes, Badguy is a bad guy—the #2 to his boss, Constantine, who is not only the world's number one criminal, but also Kermit's ...