Maple Hill Cemetery - Huntsville, AL

The Greatest Worry

What Can I Do With My Worry? 1999 RBC Ministries,      
Grand Rapids, MI.  Used by permission.  Further distribution
is not allowed without permission from RBC.                            

        
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
                                                                                       
- Jesus (John 6:47)

Nothing makes us feel more helpless than the thought of dying.  The end of life confronts us with the issue of what lies beyond.  The Bible says it's either heaven or hell.  And hell is definitely something to worry about!
     Ask most people if they're going to heaven and they'll say, "I hope so" or "Maybe, if I'm good enough."  If they are honest, they will admit that the thought of going to hell terrifies them.  But God has said in the Bible that we can know beyond any doubt that we are on our way to heaven (1 John 5:13).  And He has told us why.
     First, the requirements for heaven have been met for us by Christ.  He lived a perfect life and then he died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin.  Jesus then rose from the dead as proof that God had accepted His sacrifice for us.  There is nothing we can do; it's a miracle of grace God has already done.
     Second, the way to heaven is not by works but by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9).  Our response to the death of Christ and God's loving offer of forgiveness is to believe on the Lord Jesus (Acts 16:31).  Salvation is a free gift of grace that meets our every spiritual need.
     Once we put our trust in Jesus and what He did for us, we don't have to worry that we'll lose our chance at heaven when we sin.  God has accepted us because of our relationship with Christ.  He could not write us off without writing off His own Son, and He would never do that!  If we have put our trust in Jesus Christ, eternity will be nothing to worry about!

 


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Credits:
Maple Hill Cemetery photograph by Eric Shindelbower.  Taken at the Lorene Campbell grave site.  Flower Cross, with Deepest Sympathy from the Huntsville (AL) Holiness Church.

The Greatest Worry from What Can I Do With My Worry? by 1999 RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI.  Used by permission.  Further distribution is not allowed without the permission from RBC.
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