“But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.” Romans 6:22
When Jesus Christ comes into your life, He changes you. Maybe you have a problem with drugs or alcohol. Maybe you struggle with lust, fear, doubt, or self- pity. Maybe you’re a slave to public opinion or perfectionism. But I want to tell you that the Jesus Christ who set Adrian Rogers free is the Jesus Christ who will set you free.
Our freedom in Jesus Christ isn’t the privilege to do what we want. Instead it is the glorious, abundant, supernatural power to do what we ought.
It is saving grace that sets us free. It is sustaining grace that keeps us free.
Bow before the Lord and thank Him for the freedom you’ve been given through the great price of Calvary.
(the above commentary by Adrian Rogers)
Remember – the moment you personally receive Christ as your personal Savior, His fruit becomes your fruit from that point throughout eternity!
“I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2
Do you believe that there is a home in heaven waiting for you? There is! Because Jesus cannot lie. He is Truth incarnate. He always told the truth. He said, “If it were not so, I would have told you.”
Jesus would not let the hope of heaven go on beating in your heart if it were simply a lie, a superstition, or a fond delusion. Heaven is not merely a state of mind. It is not a condition. It is a place so real that Jesus is there in a literal, resurrected body. There is a body in this place called heaven. It is His resurrected body. Heaven is a place on God’s map.
(above commentary by the late Dr. Adrian Rogers)
For those who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior, we truly have a dream home that is far beyond the dreams of mortal man and we will not need a GPS to find it because a personal escort awaits us on the other side!
“And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush.” (Exodus 3:2)
Major Ian Thomas has imagined Moses saying something like this when he encountered God in the burning bush, “Would you look at that bush? It just keeps on burning for God. I wish my life could burn for God like that and keep on burning.” Then Major Thomas imagined God replying, “Moses, you think this bush is so wonderful? Do you see that bush over there? I could do the same thing with it. Moses, it’s not the bush—it’s God in the bush. Any old bush will do.”
It’s not you! It’s not me! We are only the vessels of God’s anointing. As you surrender yourself to God today, He will fill you and use you for His glory.
Surrender yourself to God today. And as you do, He will use you. Allow His flame to burn brightly for all to see. (commentary by Adrian Rogers)
“For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.” Ephesians 5:29-30
Many believers think they don’t have to go to church. They say yes to Jesus, but no to the church. Now, this happens for many reasons. But if you love God, you will love Jesus. And if you love Jesus, you will love what He loves, and Jesus loves the church.
Well, can’t a man be a Christian without being a member of the church?
Let me answer that question with another one—can a bee be a bee without a hive?
Can a sailor be a sailor without a ship?
Can a person be a parent without a family?
We need one another. We were made for one another. Jesus didn’t say, “I will build you a church” or “You will build My church.” Instead, Jesus said, “I will build My church.”
(commentary by Adrian Rogers)
In an uncertain world, God’s pilgrims still have heavenly absolutes. Today let us begin by taking a peak at one – “And hereby we do know that we know him…” (1Jn. 2:3) The use of the little word “know” reminds us that it is not only possible to “know” through experience but, in addition, we have perfect assurance from God that we can “know” in an absolute sense and that also includes the present tense. The personal reality of this precious word grows only when we pilgrims invest in our fellowship with the Redeemer. Adrian Rogers tells a little that may assist in planting this Divine truth a little deeper with our hearts. “There’s a familiar story about the little fellow who lost a little red sailboat he had made. It sailed away from him across the pond. Later, he saw it in the second-hand store, and the proprietor made him buy it back. He bought it back, and as he carried the little sailboat out of that second-hand store, he hugged it to his chest and said, “Little sailboat, you’re mine. You’re twice mine. You’re mine because I made you, and you’re mine because I bought you back.” The Apostle wrote, “…Ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1Cor.6:19-20)
As heaven bound pilgrims, it is not optional for us to move closer to God – God expects us to jump at the privilege!
Perhaps you have never received God’s amazing gift of eternal life. Some believe that God’s free-gift is for wimps or perhaps a back door for the weak of heart. Things are just the opposite! Accepting Christ not only gives you eternal security but a sense of fulfillment, direction, and real meaning in life! In other words the moment you receive Christ as personal Savior, you will begin to understand where you came from, why you were born, what do I do while I am here, and what will happen to me when life is over. Psychologists tell us that every human deeply desires to have some or all of the above questions answered. In today’s rapid life of technological achievements, rapidly watching things daily degenerating on the TV and around our own home, busyness, discouragement, and stress of the unknowns seem to be the common plague of our times. Christianity is not a philosophy, nor is it theologically categorized as a religion (man’s futile attempts to reach or impress God), but rather, it is a life style guided by the creator through us. I fully realize that there are a few weird ducks swimming in our pond but keep your eyes on God’s Word – not them! In Matt.24:35, Mk.13:31, and in Lu.21:33, the Bible says the same thing – “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” As I approach the end, please permit me to encourage the skeptics to write down the following verse and carry it with you for a few days, mediating upon it as much as possible. (Rom.10:13) “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” Luke 16:10
Have you ever thought that the vast ocean is really made up of single drops of water, built from tiny molecules, which are made of microscopic atoms? Even in our lives, it is the small things that really do make the difference. All big things are made of little things. Big things are made of little choices, little acts, little words, and little thoughts. This is so important for us to realize, because every day we impact others by the little things we say or do. But if we are faithful in the little things, it follows that we will be faithful in that which is much. In other words, if we get the little things right, the big issues will take care of themselves.
“Little drops of water, little grains of sand…” goes the children’s rhyme. Be on guard for those little things that may slip in unnoticed but undermine God’s greater purpose in your life. (commentary by Adrian Rogers)
We pilgrims have a tendency to pray for big things in our churches and lives, and there may be times when we need to do such but, truthfully, could we handle them if they occurred? What would happen if all of God’s children, let us say in your local congregation, began to pray for, and then habitually practiced the small things God ever so desires for us in order to develop our faithful and truthful character as individual church members? I firmly believe that not only would we know how to deal with anything the devil throws at us but, our lives and our churches would explode with the true power of God for the glory of God! Henry Blackaby once said, “Find out what God is up to and then get in on it!” Remember, big things are still composed of little things and, I might add, faithful things. Oh by the way, the result of all this is still called a revival! — Roger