Save us from ourselves
Jesus Saves
The heart of the Christian gospel is a person, not a church or a system of doctrines. The angel proclaimed: “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:18-21)
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came aboutHis mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[c] because he will save his people from their sins.”
Priscilla J. Owens, a Baltimore public school teacher for 49 years, wrote these stirring soul-winning words for a missionary service in the Sunday school of the Union Square Methodist Church.
(1) We have heard the joyful sound:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land,
Climb the steeps and cross the waves;
Onward! \'tis our Lord\'s command;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Fourteen years later, William Kirkpatrrick wedded his vibrant music to her words.
And through the years they have challenged God\'s people with the urgency of soul winning.
Someone did come to save us from ourselves. Jesus.
Doesn’t that seem to be the case for both parents and grand-parents. We seem to always have to have a third eye in the back of our head with 360 degree vision. We are constantly monitoring where they are and if it gets too quiet we panic.
But notice something:
We tend to want to be able to see our “super heroes” It’s ok if they have a secret identity and as long as they can help us when we need them to be there. We are ok if we don’t communicate with them in between emergencies as long as they know where to find us when we need them. Because, let’s face it having a super hero around 24/7 would get old fast….. I guess what I am saying is we have to be careful to avoid creating a Convenient Christianity.
Christianity is always a two way street when it comes to communication. The word of God says our Father already knows what we need before we ask. The beautiful thing is, He wants us to ask because it gives Him such pleasure to answer.
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