The Gospel is the Good News.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
Died for our sins and rose again by the power of God,
Eternally triumphant over His enemies.
There is therefore, no condemnation for those who believe,
But only everlasting joy, life like God’s life.
That’s the Gospel.
Salvation is a gift from God and we can add nothing to it.
It is God’s Gospel.
God made the first move.
There was nothing we could do to reach God.
Instead God reached down to us and offered us the free gift of life in Jesus.
Jesus is our redeemer.
Jesus delivers us from death to life.
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
There is no other way to the Father.
The Father sent Jesus,
His only son, to the earth.
It was the only way,
And it was entirely God the Father’s doing.
Everything we know about the Gospel comes from God.
The truth of the Gospel does not depend on the church. It does not depend on us,
It does not depend on any denomination. It is from God.
We base what we say on the authority of God’s Word.
Jesus was fully God and fully man.
He perfectly obeyed God’s law.
He perfectly fulfilled God’s will.
He died in our place. He was our substitute and paid the price of our sin.
He rose from the dead on the third day.
He was seen by over 500 people.
He ascended into heaven to sit at the right had of the Father.
He didn’t leave us alone, He sent the Holy Spirit, our comforter.
Therefore, we trust in Jesus alone for our salvation.
It is complete in Him.
We renounce self-trust, works, and admit our sinfulness.
We confess our need and cry out to Jesus to save us from our sins.
Clay Corvin 12/4/2022
More than three hundred times Jesus, the Messiah,
Is foretold in the Old Testament.
Jesus, Himself, identifies many of these,
By His quotes in the New Testament.
No vagary in the Bible about the coming Messiah.
Genesis to Revelation is the story of God redeeming mankind.
Jesus is the only way to the Father.
He is the Messiah. He is coming back.
Read the Bible.
Read it daily, searching for God’s guidance of your day.
Along the way God will bring His prophecies to your attention.
It will be a great encouragement.
The Messiah would be resurrected from the dead.
He came forth from the grave on the third day.
The Messiah would bring a new covenant.
It was His own blood, given for us, redeeming us from our sin.
He would be forsaken, and pierced,
But He would be vindicated by the power of God.
Rescued by His Father from the grave,
Jesus paid the price for our sin, and His blood gives us His righteousness.
The Messiah would be crucified.
They would divide his cloths by casting lots and hurl insults at Him.
He was rejected by His own people.
The religious leaders were the ones who would lead the rejection.
The Messiah would bring Good News to the poor, heal the sick, raise the dead.
He was the Good News-God come to His Creation-mankind.
So many more prophecies. Such great detail.
God’s instruction book makes sure we don’t miss the Christ-the Messiah.
And yet so many don’t believe in Jesus.
Don’t miss the Good News.
God knew you before you were born.
The Good News is that God loves you and has provided a way for you to become family.
Clay Corvin – December 21, 2022
SECOND LAW (DEUTERONOMY) –
Faith comes by hearing. Hearing by the Word of God.
We live by God’s rule. His love. We yearn to be like Him.
Moses knew Him-face to face. God said they were friends.
Desperately I desire to be a friend of God. Deuteronomy explains HOW.
GOD loves man. He created us from the dust and breathed His spirit into us.
He chose us and makes us Holy. Calling us to Himself for life.
We obey Him because He loves us. We desire to be with Him.
Our limitations are huge. Our wisdom is small. God will lead us.
Jesus quotes Deuteronomy the most of any of the New Testament writers.
They all focus on loving God and keeping His commandments.
That is Deuteronomy. It is our life blood that pulls us to God.
Moses laws seek to explain how desperately we need God. Every moment.
“If you love me, Keep my commandments.”
Search the book for God’s wisdom. Search the book for God’s love.
Note how special you are. You are the beloved of God.
God is very direct about His requirements for us to be in a relationship with Him.
It’s always God’s way or man’s way. Our default is arrogance and doing it our way.
God says that is the road to destruction. All of us like sheep are led astray.
Following God is life. Following self is death.
We live by faith. We grow by God’s direction and wisdom. Knowledge is not wisdom.
Every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God is wisdom.
God isn’t looking for a tutor. He wants us to be a member of His family.
Only God, the infinite God can reveal Himself to you.
Thinking about God is foolish if you aren’t directed by God.
God is the center of everything. He is first. He is perfect. Remember His rules.
We are not the center of the universe. We can be a child of God but that is a choice.
Jesus is calling us to Himself. He would that no one die. Come to Christ. Jesus loves you.
Every step you take, every move you make is either towards God or always from God.
Live. Follow Jesus. He saves us from death. He gives us life.
Remember. Don’t forget. Let Christ rule in your life.
Read God’s Word. Remember God’s love. He gives the rules of life.
Follow God. He loves you. He is leading you home.
New Orleans, LA 70126
March 6, 2022
JESUS BEGAN TO DO AND TEACH – ACTS 1:1-2
Jesus spoke to us-God speaking to mankind.
His Words gave us direction from the God,
Authority, understanding and a grasp of our need.
He called us to repentance for our sin.
We turn to Him, by faith, and receive new life.
Life like God’s life.
Jesus called us to share the Good News.
God is providing salvation in Jesus’ name.
Jesus paid the price to save us from our sin.
The Father raised Him from the dead,
Seating Him at His right hand with all power.
Jesus is God’s everything, He is Lord, Lord of all.
Christ calls us to go to all the world.
Go and tell everyone that we can be free from sin.
Believe in Jesus, He is the only way to the Father.
Christ graces us with forgiveness of our sin.
Bestows us with the Holy Spirit.
Nothing can ever separate us from the love of God.
August 31, 2022
JESUS CHRIST, LORD AND SAVIOR (ACTS 1:1-2)
Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior,
Stepped out of eternity into time-our world.
He was the second man.
He would right the wrongs we suffered.
He would love us in a way we had not been loved.
God loves you.
Jesus came doing God’s will.
He spoke with authority.
He brought a new kind of doing.
He enabled us to have a new kind of living.
No longer at the mercy of our sin.
He frees us to live like God lives, and Jesus is Lord of our life.
Jesus was the beginning.
He tells us about the Father.
He gives us wisdom and guidance.
He sends the Holy Spirit, the Hand of God, to us.
Jesus opens the Bible and shows us the direction God gives for living.
He dies on the cross to pay the price of our sin.
The Father raises Him from the dead.
Seats Him at His right hand,
And imbues Him with all power.
We serve a living Savior.
He lives in us and provides for us.
One day He is coming back to take us home to the Father. Praise God.
August 31, 2022
God at work among mankind.
His faithful servant writing His Words.
Sending to us so that we could see.
The church forming among mankind.
No strong men. No wealth. Only Jesus.
Today we have church strong men.
Many churches have great wealth.
But we’ve lost two generations of children.
Today the world is as lost as can be.
The majority of people are dying and going to Hades.
They never heard the Gospel.
The church stood by while they were destroyed.
Men cried out for justice, while denying justice to the needy.
The arms race created evil weapons. Countries killed each other.
The church runs for public office, seeking to appease the Lost.
The Gospel is declared ineffective.
Children desert their parents.
Society says good is evil and evil good.
The church winks an eye, ignoring God and God’s Word.
Jesus is abandoned for a social word.
The lost are abandoned.
Everyone is hurting and ignoring Jesus.
Pain and evil explode and still Jesus is ignored.
Seek the Lord and His way first.
Bend the knee to Jesus and evil with flee.
You may lose your physical life proclaiming the Gospel.
Your sacrifice, as Acts notes,
Will serve as a marker to guide people to Jesus.
Surrender, obey, serve and sacrifice and you will lead many to Christ.
Jesus is Lord. People need Him. This is how you lead people to Jesus.
August 20, 2022
(2 CHRON. 15:17)
Asa was obedient to God in his heart.
He didn’t pay attention-he left the high places in Judah.
It wasn’t a stumbling block to him.
The people were hurt because they kept worshipping their idols.
God calls us to pay attention.
What is insignificant to us.
May be significant to God.
What are you ignoring in your life?
Obedience in mind, body, and spirit.
Jesus is with us. In us.
The Holy Spirit is guiding us.
What has the Lord called us to do?
What seems trivial to us.
May be big with God.
He points it out to us over and over.
We evaluate with limited wisdom-not important.
We are time-based creatures.
Here today, gone tomorrow.
God sees everything from an eternal viewpoint.
He knows what is critical. He attempts to tell us.
We don’t hear.
We don’t search His heart for direction.
We shrug off eternal consequences.
We just don’t pay attention.
Lord what would you have me do?
What am I missing?
Teach me Your way.
Jesus I bend my knee to You.
You are the way.
And the life.
I am Yours.
August 3, 2022
I think we make a mistake
When we listen to the adults
Opine about how we should pray, worship and serve.
Always citing knowledge, and etiquette
They cite God as the one that demands each step
So much so that many become frustrated and stop.
Why is that so prevalent?
Our Father wants to hear from us, to be with us
And Jesus Himself said “lest ye come as little children.”
How do children view God?
When they hurt they cry out, help me Lord.
They believe He will. There is no formula, He is their Father.
Listen to children speak of prayer.
They believe there is great power in prayer.
They also believe that their Father, God, will answer their prayers.
They move on assuming God has heard and will answer.
Life is to be lived. They live it.
Somewhere along the way someone tells them they must grow up.
Their faith suffers because of unbelief.
They become adults who have lost their way.
Help Father. Help us pray and spend time with You.
No formulas, no steps to holiness, just time with You.
Give me that faith that children have.
Today belongs to God. Tomorrow belongs to God.
Every day I am permitted to live with Jesus as my guide and Lord.
Every day, there will be new challenges and stronger faith.
I belong to God. He knew me before I was in my mother’s womb.
I can trust my Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
They know what I need, even when I don’t.
I will never outgrow Jesus. He is God’s everything.
I need Him every moment of every day. I spend time with Him. Think about Him.
Thank you, Jesus, for directing my life. Thank You Lord for loving me.
July 18, 2022
PRIMACY OF PETER – John 21: 5-65 ‘Children,’ said Jesus to them, ‘haven’t you got anything to eat?’ ‘No!’ they replied. 6 ‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat,’ he said, ‘and you’ll find something.’So they cast the net; and now they couldn’t draw it in because of the weight of the fish.
Every day is a struggle. Life is a challenge for all of us.
Jesus meets us at the point of our struggle.
His Word to His apostles, who were failing at their former vocation:
Let down your net.
They did. After fishing all night and no success the net was overloaded with fish.
We need Jesus.
We need Jesus for every moment of our life.
We need Jesus to deal with our successes and our failures.
We need Jesus. We need to focus on Jesus.
We need to take everything to Jesus in prayer. Lay out our life before Him.
We need Jesus because we are weak.
We need Jesus because we don’t know the future.
We need Jesus because bad things happen to good people.
We need Jesus.
When life slams you hard.
Keep praying. Stay the course.
Whatever the future looks like Jesus can still fill an empty net.
Remember that our precious Lord is good, always good, and He loves you.
What a joy to walk down to the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
We could see the location where Jesus would have built the charcoal fire.
So many things happened right here on the seashore.
The critical element-God in the flesh was here and He is here right now.
Jesus loves you. HE loves you.
June 22, 2022
HE CAN KEEP YOU FROM STUMBLING – JUDE 1:24
All glory to God.
He is able.
He is able to keep you.
He is able to keep you from stumbling.
Wise is the one that recognizes their need.
Our needs are great.
We live like fish out of water.
Desperately seeking to breath.
Everyday is a new challenge.
One thing never changes-we have great needs.
God says in His Word that He will meet all of our needs.
One great problem we have is stumbling.
Father. Keep me from stumbling.
I fall so much. I misstep, walk blindly and trip over the smallest things.
Help me walk today.
Keep me from stumbling.
April 20, 2022