This Week's Sermon: (12-8-15 )

Jesus said;

" Lay not up for yourselves treasures here on earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. "

Notice Jesus said;

" For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. "

Paul said;

" For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ; which is far better: "

I'm having great difficulty getting over the death of my wife.

She died too young. She was only 55 years old.

She did not want to die.

Nobody does, saved or unsaved alike.

This is normal.

This life is all we know...whether good or bad.

God even wants us to have a long life here on earth.

However, we must realize that God is our creator and we do not have the right to be here on planet earth without Him.

We do not belong to ourselves, as we think we do.

I was talking to a very young girl recently, perhaps in her teens.

She told me plainly that she would rather be in Heaven with Jesus, than be here in this present life here on earth.

I remember when I was her age, I felt the same way.

I used to look up at the sky and fantasize of Jesus descending to the clouds in the rapture and actually wanted Him to, even though I had my whole life ahead of me, just as this girl does.

However, she would still rather be with Jesus in Heaven, than be here on earth.

My friend, we must put our heart in the right place, especially if we belong to God through our faith in Jesus Christ.

As with everyone, born again christian or not, it was when I got into my twenties and later in life that I got wrapped up in this present world...which is the case with everyone.

I know many so called born again christians who are so in love with themselves and their wealth and prosperity in this earthly life and in love with this present world that they actually wish Jesus would delay His return and never come back in their present life.

This is sad but ever so true.

Those of us who claim to belong to Jesus better rethink our status with God.

Jesus may surprise us and return when we do not want Him to.

How will that be when the return of Jesus happens?

John clearly said;

" And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. "

According to John, it is obviously going to happen, that a born again christian can and will be ashamed before Jesus at His return because of having his or her heart in the wrong place at the moment Jesus returns.

Wayne Brown