He died for the ungodly.

I asked the boys, “Why did Jesus die for us?  So we can have peace with God through Him.  Romans 5:1, ‘Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ How come we do not have peace with God?  Sin.  Romans 3:23, ‘…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’

“Like Adam and Eve, our sin has separated us from God.  Isaiah 59:2, ‘But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.’  God looks down from heaven and what does He see?  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.’

“However, God loves us so much that He gave His one and only Son.  John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’  God does not want anyone to go to hell but, rather, to be with Him.  John 3:17, ‘For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him.’

“Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.  John 14:6, ‘Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.’  Jesus died for the ungodly.  He died so we could be with Him.  Romans 5:6-8, ‘You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.  Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.  But God demonstrates His own love for us in this; while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’

“Why did Jesus die for us?  To be saved from the wrath of God.  Romans 5:9, ‘Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him.’  We will have peace with God.

We were able to take a couple of our leaders to San Lucas to get haircuts and buy junk food.  They were also able to buy things for the Independence Day celebrations next week.  Each class will either demonstrate a typical dance, clothes, poems and/or food.  Our leaders were able to use their pay to help out the teachers.  We are proud of them.

All His,

Lee and Candy

 

Self

Tony took us to the airport & the traffic was so bad it took longer to get to get there than it took the airplane to bring us to Houston. The devastation is horrible. Water is everywhere.

John & Sharon Harvey were on our flight. They were our first people to live at Casa and help us.

Malcolm picked us up in Houston & drove us to Lake Charles. We are tired but I began writing the Christmas cards. The camp where we stay was watered in so we are at a motel.

 

Spray anagrammed the word SELF to demonstrate how to win the victory over our fleshly nature.

“S” is surrendering all to Jesus. Romans 6:13 “yield yourselves to God”. When you try to do too much in your own strength you will fail. The Christian life was never intended for us to go it alone. I must put my faith in Him so we can share the responsibilities of what He has called us to do.

“E” is enduring hardships for Christ. II Timothy 2:3, “Endure hardships as a good soldier for Christ”. A soldier is always training and getting prepared for upcoming battles when they occur. Enduring means you take a stand and will not be moved from that spot.

“L” is love others as Christ loves them. Galatians 2:20 “The Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”. When your main concern in life is yourself you will not care about the needs of others. Everything will be personal and you will only serve yourself. I John 4:12 “If we love one another, God lives in us, and His love is perfected in us”.

“F” is for faithfully serving with Christ. II Corinthians 6:1 “We then as workers together with Him…” We are unfruitful when we are unfaithful. If you serve with Jesus as the Rock you will be careless and neglectful. You will win over your self-life when you serve with Christ in putting others above yourself.

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