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From the Pastor
July 22, 2020, 9:10 AM

A Scary Verse

Matthew 7:21  Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

There is a confession that does not save the soul.  There is a belief that does not change your heart.  Verse 21 should make you feel uncomfortable. It should make you pause and talk to Jesus.  There are many people who have made a decision, but the decision has never made them.  They claim to believe in Jesus but the fruit of their life reveals it is a shallow belief.  They have not done the will of the Father in Heaven.  This verse does not teach that we earn our salvation by works, but that salvation works in us so that we do the Father's will.  What is the Father's will?  It is to rest in Jesus.