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Summary: Jesus Christ paid the price for us to Go to heaven

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IT’S HIS PARTY AND HE WANTS YOU TO BE THERE

Psalm 23:3 "He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name sake.”

There is a story of a church member who was invited to a Christmas cookie swap party. It was a

simple plan for in order for you to come you, you only had to bring a batch of cookies that you had

made. When you brought your cookies you could then take cookies from the others that were

brought. The deal was you could take as many cookies as you brought. It would have been a simple

matter but this man did not know how to cook. He had trouble telling a pot from a pan. What if he did

not know the proper measurements. What if he did not know how long to cook or at what

temperature? He had a problem.

He had no cookies to bring and therefore would not get to go to the party. He would be left out and

if he went and showed up with no cookies he would be turned away. It’s a sad story if you are a

cookie lover like me.

Now we bring up the fact that God is planning a party. His party will be much bigger than any

cookie party. This will not be a sit around and eat cookies and chat party because this party will be

at His house. Now the guest lists. All the people who will be there are not trying to see who has the

best cookies. All the people with vanities or control players will not be found there. All the people

that have experienced guilt, shame or sorrow will not have place there. Those who have had to deal

with disease, death or depression will not have that experience expect if they can or want to

remember the past. For all the things mentioned here that we daily will not be at this party.

What we see faintly here we will see in full view there. We will see God as He really is and we will

need the use of faith anymore. We will not have to see God through the eyes of Moses or Abraham

or David or Isaiah. Our vision of Him will not come by a Scripture, sunset or summer rainbow. Our

vision will not be in words we see or a miracle we experience. We will see Him as He is. I like this

He is not the host of the party He is the party. His goodness is what we will be feasting on. The

music will be His lovely voice. The light of the room will be His glory. Our topic for discussion will be

about His love for us and it will never end.

There is only one big problem for us. The price to get into this party is quite steep. To get into

this party you do not need cookies but you have to be righteous. That doesn’t mean to be good or

decent or a good neighbor or a taxpayer or even a church attender. To get to this party you have to

be RIGHT. But in RM 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” There are some

who do right most of the time. Is there any one of us who do right all the time? Not according to this

verse. RM 3:12 “They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is

none that does good, no, not one.”

Now of course there are some who would like to plead their case saying, “I know I am not perfect

but I am better than a lot of others. I live a good life. I do not intentionally break the rules. I try not to


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