Throughout the Bible, we can see that God often chooses to use unlikely heros. For example, the apostle Paul was one of the greatest preachers and he says in the Bible that he didn’t have excellent speech. His greatness was in the message that he preached… He preached Christ.
Everyone has a god. This god can be the true God or it can be something else that we put in the place of god – table tennis, work, family, money, girlfriend, hobbies, etc… In our Bible passage, the apostle Paul was in the city of Athens. This city had many idols. Paul saw one idol that was titled – To the Unknown God. He explained to the Athenians about the one and only and true God and what they must do to have a true relationship with God.
Isaiah 53:5-6 “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healted. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Compared to eternity, life is actually very very short. When was the last time that you stopped and counted the approximate number of days that the average person lives? When we understand that we are on the doorstep of eternity, then it really does change how we view heaven and hell, how we view the good news of Jesus Christ, and how we view life.
I would like to invite you to church. On August 10th and August 17th I'll be teaching about prayer at Heritage Reformed Baptist Church at 9:30am.
If you live in Northeast Ohio, I would love to see you there. The address is
3077 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
If you will be coming to Ohio for a tournament or clinic somtime in the future and would like to attend our church, please let me know and you can probably get a ride with me sometime.
Learn what the Bible says about this difficult topic
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let you requests be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.