Sparta Baptist Church

Advent Day 27

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“I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  John 14:6

In our culture, almost anything goes.  The overwhelming idea is:  whatever works for you.  It’s okay to believe in God, but it’s not acceptable to suggest there is only one way to know Him.

The problem is that if you believe in Christ, you must also believe His words.  He did not say, “I am a way.”  He said, “I am THE way.”  Think about it.  If anything would work, why suffer?  If anything, else could save us, why would God send His son?

Read Isaiah 43:10-11.  First, understand that God does want us to know Him.  It’s why He sent His son in the first place. Second, recognize that there is only one Savior and put your trust in Him.  Perhaps you have long since accepted that only Christ can save you, but have you really accepted that only He can save somebody else?  Knowing how much others need Christ motivates us to tell them about Him.  After all, “how, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?  And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?” (Romans 10:14) Tell someone about the Savior today!

Worship:  Today, thank God for sending the Savior.  Pray for those who do not know Him, those who live and work right around you as well as those in foreign lands.  Read Romans 10:14-15.  Pray that God will send His people to preach the good news and ask Him to give you opportunities today to share His love with someone.

Family Focus: Take time as a family to share your testimonies.  First, set aside some time so family members can write the story of how they came to know Christ.   Just answer basic questions like:

■ “How did you learn about Christ?”

■ “What made you think you needed Him in your life?”

■ “What did you do about it?”

■ “How is your life different because of Him?”

 ■ “What are some things He’s doing in your life today?”

After everyone has written a testimony, take turns sharing them with each other.  Help kids understand that sharing Christ is as simple as just telling others what He means to you.