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Verse of the Day

Sunday, September 25, 2022 Sermon by

Bro. Alan Speed

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Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,  

Recently Vicki and I have been running around quite a bit. It might be to something in Amarillo or even the Oklahoma City area. But there is one thing that remains the same, trying to determine what road I’m supposed to take is a bit tough for me.

Yet as long as I have my built-in road map, I can make it just about anywhere I need to go. By the way, it isn’t on my car or my phone. Those would be too easy to have. Mine sits in the passenger seat and looks a lot like Vicki.

Vicki lets me know what road I’m supposed to take and what lane I’m supposed to be in. I just do exactly what she says and when she says to do it. To this point she has not taken us down a wrong road.

Honestly, I can’t tell you how she does it, but her ‘built in radar’ never gets us off course. We can go somewhere that we haven’t been in a year and she can get us around with no problems. Even when we’ve been in Rochester, NY to see Steve, Chandra and the kids, she somehow knows where to go.

This made me think about something else. I am a Southern Baptist by choice. My parents were Southern Baptist, but theirs was by choice as well. Dad was Mennonite and Mom was Missionary Baptist. I’ve known people who were many different denominations. Every group is a denomination that is doing things a different way to reach people for Jesus.

Although we may be doing things a little bit different, each will tell you that a person needs Jesus. When Jesus was trying to comfort His disciples in John 14 in preparation for His death certain questions were asked. He told them that He was going to prepare a place for them and would return to take them with Him. He went on to tell them in v. 6 “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man comes to the Father but by Me.”

I can tell you that one-way streets confuse me just a bit. Not necessarily on the streets in a major city, but on the journey through life. People go the wrong way or are confused by people telling them there are multiple ways. They hear and even see conflicting stories as to how things are to go. It happens on Wall Street all the way to Hobart Street.

The truth is that we can talk about the different ways there are to get from place to place but we can’t do that when we talk about our walk with Christ. Either we do it His way or we’re not doing it. He has called us to take His yoke upon us and to learn from Him. He has called us to walk the narrow way that leads to life. He has called us to love Him with all that we are.

As I see it, either we will follow Him or we won’t. There is no middle of the road marked for those who are undecided. Either we walk on ‘the Way’ or we don’t. It’s another one of those moments where we use our free will to choose what direction we will go. I must make my choice and you must make yours.

I’m sure the next time I go to Amarillo, Oklahoma City or Norman, I will still be confused as to what road I need to take. It happens anytime I’m in a large city. Just ask Vicki and she will affirm my lack of direction in driving!

But understand this – I am not confused at all to the Way that I am to walk in life each day. Jesus provided for me the Way to salvation, then to restoration, and then into the ministry. He has led me along life’s path and shown me the way. I’m on a One-way path that will take me into the very presence of God!

That’s my blessed hope! I pray that you have that hope as well.

JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, there IS something about that name!!

Christ only, always,

Bro. Paul

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