HEAVEN, GET JESUS - John
3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not
perish but have everlasting life."
slogan is as straightforward as it gets. If you want to go to Heaven, you must get Jesus!
BEST SERMON, IS A GOOD EXAMPLE - 1 Timothy 4:12: "Let
no one despise your youth, but be an example to the
believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in
faith, in purity."
One of our first slogans, this one is synonymous with
an old quote "Preach the Gospel and when necessary,
use words." Far too often we see people that are supposed to be ambassadors for Christ, embarrassing Christ. People learn more from what we do than from what we say. Let's all be good examples everyday!
TURNS FROWNS, UPSIDE DOWN!" - JOHN 16:22: "You
have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you
will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy."
Everyone suffers sorrow!
things can cause sorrow in our lives, some examples
being: the passing of a family member, friend, or pet;
a serious illness in our lives or in someone close to
us; a friend or family member moving away; the loss
of a job or some other opportunity or promotion. Sometimes
sorrow comes from simply having the blues on a rainy
never promised anyone, believers included (Phil 1:29),
a life without sorrow. Sorrow leads us to call upon
God, whether it's to ask Him why this is happening,
or to ask for His strength and comfort to see us through.
God allows sorrow in our lives to teach us to rely upon
Him and to enable us to endure the tough times that
will inevitably come our way again. God does promise
that no matter how hard things may get He will never
leave us nor turn His back on us. Psalm 23 says, "Even
though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your
staff, they comfort me."
If your sin debt has been paid by Jesus, then you will
be in a place without sorrow forever! Some sorrow in
our SHORT lives does not compare to ZILLIONS of years
without sorrow! Rev. 21:10 says "And He will wipe
away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer
be any death; there will no longer be any mourning,
or crying, or pain." Now that will turn any frown
FOR SAVED PEOPLE... NOT GOOD PEOPLE! - Ephesians 2:8-9:
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and
that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of
works, lest anyone should boast."
If you were to ask 10 people on the street, "how do
you get into Heaven?" 9 out of 10 would tell you "by
being a good person." Ask them if they think they're
going to Heaven and most would say " Yes" or "I think
so." If you ask them why they think that they will say
"because I'm a good person." Here is the real deal according
to God. Psalm 14:1-3: "The fool says in his heart, 'There
is no God.' They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no one who does good. The LORD looks down from
heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who
understand, any who seek God. All have turned aside,
they have together become corrupt; there is no one who
does good, not even one." Romans 3:20: "Therefore no
one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing
the law; rather, through the law we become conscious
of sin. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory
As we can clearly see here, the title "good person"
cannot be achieved. Go back to Ephesians (it is the
gift of God, not by works.) The only "good person" who
walked the earth was Jesus Himself (2 Corinthians 5:2,
Hebrews 4:15). Romans 5:9 says: "Since we have now been
justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved
from God's wrath through him!" In Romans 10:9-13 we
read, "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is
Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him
from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your
heart that you believe and are justified, and it is
with your mouth that you confess and are saved."
If we could get into Heaven by being a so-called "good
person," then God would not have needed to sacrifice
His Son on a cross.
If it took being a "good person" PLUS believing
in Jesus to get into Heaven we would then be able to
say to Jesus, "We did it, You and I," which
would be as Ephesians declares, "lest anyone should
boast." After death, if God asks us, "Why
do you think I should allow you into Heaven?" and
we answer Him with anything other than, "While
I was on earth I put my faith in Jesus' death on the
cross to pay my sin debt in full," we would be
in for an eternity of regret. Don't gamble on eternity.
Make sure you're trusting in what Jesus did for you,
not in what you did!
YOUR LIFE IS RUSTY, YOUR BIBLE IS DUSTY - Joshua 1:8:
"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth,
but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you
may observe to do all that is written in it. For then
you will make your way prosperous, and then you will
have good success."
It is impossible for Christians to live the abundant
life God wants us to live without reading our Bible
daily. It is full of God's promises to protect us, bless
us, fellowship with us, and teach us. People who own
a Bible that collects dust are truly living a rusty
life. They don't realize that the Bible holds great
treasures that could await them not only for this life,
but for the next one also.
RULES, DO YOU LIVE BY THEM? - Matthew 22:37-40: "Jesus
said to him, 'You shall love the LORD your God with
all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your
mind. This is the first and great commandment.' And
the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor
as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the
Law and the Prophets."
This slogan takes the "Jesus Rules" statement one step
further. Most people reading this might think that the
rules list would be quite long; however, if they read
the adjoining scripture they would see that there are
only two. He said if you keep these two rules, you keep
ARK SAVED NOAH, THE CROSS SAVED ME! - 1 Corinthians
1:18: "For the message of the cross is foolishness to
those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved
it is the power of God."
This slogan was created to express the importance wood
has played in our spiritual lives (Ark-wood,Cross-wood).
Just kidding, but it is interesting. Really now, it
was created to express the importance that the cross
has played in our Salvation. The apostle Paul writes
in Galatians 6:14: "May I never boast except in the
cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." Where would we all
be had it not been for Jesus dying on a cross? I don't
think I have to answer that one for ya!
SOME GOOD ADVICE? IT'S IN THE BIBLE! - 2 Timothy 3:16:
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness."
People search for good advice from a number or sources,
ie. psychiatrists, philosophers, professors, lawyers,
etc.. Some even consult fortune tellers and the like,
all in search of knowledge. People pay a great deal
of money to get information from man when all they have
to do is pick up the Bible to get information from God.
The Bible is filled with information on subjects like
money, marriage, children, business, health, death,
your character, God's character, and most importantly
Salvation (how to get into Heaven). There's a lot more
there, you just have to look.