Forgiveness

Receiving forgiveness from the Lord is one of the greatest gifts that He has given to the human race. The key word here, however, is ‘receiving’ this forgiveness which seems to be very difficult for many people to do. The problem that most people run into is accepting the fact that God’s forgiveness is free but it is not automatic.

There seems to be a disconnect or misunderstanding between the way the Bible teaches that we should receive forgiveness of sins and the way we, as human beings, perceive receiving forgiveness of sins from God. The  Bible is clear that God’s forgiveness is received first based on His grace and second based on our simple acts of obedience (1 John 1:9, Acts 3:19, Ephesians 1:7, Mark 11:25). Whereas, most people hold one of two extreme positions on the topic of forgiveness: either we believe that we can earn God’s forgiveness by our perfect acts of righteousness; or we think that we are automatically forgiven regardless of what they say or do.     READ THE FULL BLOG HERE

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Tim Phillips received Jesus into his heart the day before Easter at age 4 (during his 5th year of life) in 1975. He immediately began preaching in his home as play church. In 1984 he became serious as the Lord revealed to him during a sermon, ...not to just tell people what they are doing wrong, but to tell them ( through the Word) how to do right before God. This revelation caused him to develop the heart of a teacher. He became serious about his "garage church" trying to reach all neighbors within hearing distance. Week after week he taught encourage those who listened to serve God. Later, that year God spoke to him in several dreams confirming his call to preach. In 1986 Tim Phillips began preaching at the church that his family attended. Then, in 1988 he was licensed to preach officially. He has preached and studied the word of God for over 26 years. He has done one-on-one counseling and spiritual guidance during this same period. Recently, he was prompted to launch this site to teach and encourage people to consider their eternal future. Eternality is at hand, some of us are only a breath away. Jesus stands with His arms outstretched ready save you from a future in Hell.
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