GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH

Gambling!!?? 8/20/17
Gambling? 8/20/17




Acts 17:23 (KJV)
23  For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.  

Philippians 2:10 (KJV)
10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  

As I prepared the family gathering in the PRAYER room right before conducting their dear "MADEAR'S/MOTHER" Homecoming Celebration, I declared:

" THAT ALL CHRISTIANS ARE GAMBLERS!!

WE ARE GAMBLING THAT JESUS IS LORD AND SAVIOR!!!"

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY/NAME/savior other than Jesus Christ!!!

Acts 4:12 (KJV)
12  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.  

Mark 16:15-16 (KJV)
15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  

16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

John 3:36 (KJV)
36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  

John 14:6 (KJV)
6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  

Mama taught me never to "put all my eggs in one basket," but she was mistaken!!

I CHOOSE to "put all my eggs in JESUS!!!"

I was reminded of the FOOLISHNESS of earthly gambling when I AROSE this morning, (PRAISE THE LORD FOR ARISING AGAIN!)," and quickly GOOGLED Georgia Lotto Results.........

My beloved son Joshua had asked me to purchase tickets hoping/believing that God was gonna' bless him through winning the massive financial "payoff"!!??

I spent $20.00, and if I am correct in reading the results, won $6.00!!!!

SIX DOLLARS for my "investment" of TWENTY DOLLARS!!??

Then I discovered this hidden FACT, reported by a national financial news source:

"The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292 million. The odds are always the same, regardless of the size of the prize.
 
The odds of winning any prize, including one as small as $4, are about one in 25, the association said."
 
Imagine a professional baseball player averaging a hit about "one in 25!!!"
 
Imagine a NFL quarterback completing passes about "one in 25!!!"
 
Imagine your stock broker (IF you have one) advising you CORRECTLY on which stocks and companies to INVEST in being right about "one in 25!!!"
 
SMILE-not so good odds-AMEN!!??
 
Being a CHRISTIAN, a BELIEVER IN CHRIST, is an ALL OR NOTHING gamble:
 
John 6:68-69 (KJV)
 
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.    
 
 
69  And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
There is no hedging of bets, no gray areas, no recourse if WE are wrong.
 
1 Corinthians 15:19 (KJV)
 
19  If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
 
Please note this hard statement from our Lord and Savior Himself:
 
Luke 14:26 (KJV)
 
26  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
 
HATE-from a primary misos ( hatred ); to detest (especially to persecute ); by extension to love less :- hate (-ful). Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
 
As this world grows darker and more evil-day after day-may this world be enlightened by our light and LOVE:
 
John 13:35 (KJV)
 
35  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.  

" RED AND YELLOW, BLACK AND WHITE-
 
THEY ARE PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT!
 
JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN (and grown-ups!) OF THE WORLD!!
 
Romans 12:9 (KJV)
 
9   Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

DISSIMULATION-from <G1> (a) (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of <G5271> (hupokrinomai); undissembled , i.e. sincere :- without dissimulation (hypocrisy), unfeigned. Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
 
GOD BLESS YOU TODAY!
 
PASTOR DOUG

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