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From: Forthright Magazine <ba@...>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 13:50:27 -0500
Forthright Magazine
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Straight to the Cross


GUEST COLUMN

Why Serve Jesus
by Steve Preston

If you are a faithful follower of God, then the
above question will be asked of you, in one form
or another, at some point in your life. The
question may be "Why do you go to church?" or "Why
do you read your Bible all the time?" They all
come down to the same thing, and that is why we,
or anyone, should serve Jesus. Any Christian
should be able to answer this question. It is,
therefore, the aim of this lesson to encourage all
Christians in their spiritual life and to list
just a few reasons why being a servant of our Lord
Jesus Christ will always be the best life.

1. Because Jesus has the power to forgive sins.
"... that ye may know that the Son of man hath
power on earth to forgive sins" (Matthew 9:6).

2. Because Jesus will give rest to His laborers.
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).

3. Because serving Jesus is the only way to the
Father. "... no man cometh unto the Father but by
me" (John 14:6).

4. Because Jesus first loved us. "We love him,
because he first loved us" (1 John 4:19).

5. Because all spiritual blessings are in Christ.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in Christ" (Ephesians
1:3).

6. Because with God on our side we cannot be
opposed. "If God be for us, who can be against
us?" (Romans 8:31).

Certainly these few scriptures do not exhaust all
possible verses that could be used to confirm that
the Christian life is the best life. They do,
however, show that with just a simple reading of
the Bible, great encouragement to "live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world" by
"... denying ungodliness and worldly lusts" (Titus
2:12) can be found.

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