Summary: This is an evangelistic message on our "Kickoff Sunday" as we were opening a new building... Many unsaved friends and family were present.
There’s alot of dead ends in this life. The truth is life is empty when it’s lived without the
One who created it, who created you with a purpose and plan in mind..... If your trying to
live life without Knowing and Serving Christ..... your going to end up stuck, and the end
of a dead end road wondering how did I get here, and how do I get out of here....
Now you may find distractions that keep you occupied, you may find ways to take your
mind off the fact that your at a dead end...you may find someway to medicate the pain for
a time being... but the truth is when you lay your head down every night....... you know
your empty... you know there’s got to be something more to life than what you have....
I’m here to tell you this Morning, Your right, there is... and friends... it’s not a religion.....
there’s alot of religious people that are the most miserable, the most trapped people you’ll
ever find..... When Jesus came to earth 2000 years ago, some of his biggest critics were
the religious people of his day.... Jesus didn’t die on the cross so you could be religious....
He died so you could have a Relationship with Him.... there’s a big difference.
This morning we didn’t invite you here to tell you about New Hope Church of the
Nazarene, and what a great organization we have, and how if you will get involved in this
church your going to feel better..... that’s not why we get together for Worship.... were
here for one reason....Because we are passionate about Jesus Christ in our lives..... Were
here to Worship the One who has saved us from our Dead End lives.... we have prayed for
you... we have invited you this morning because we want you to know that God is a God
of New Beginnings... and that He promises you and Me a New Life, a New Beginning
when we put our Faith and Trust In Christ..... not a religion.... a person... His name is
Do you know How much Jesus really cares about You?
I’m going to read a passage from a book written by Max Lucado, the title of the
book is “the Gift”.... Max Lucado is one of the most inspired writers I’ve ever read...
listen to what he writes as He talks about Christ and how much Christ Loves you.... even
as He faced the Cross.... He was thinking of you....
Can I ask you a question this morning? What do you have to lose by giving God a
chance to Prove Himself to you? You don’t have anything to lose, but you have
everything to gain!
You have a heavenly Father who so loved you... It really doesn’t matter what you think of
yourself.... God loves you.... right where your at... you don’t have to clean up your act for
Him before you ask Him into your life..... that’s the irony... Satan tells you that you have
to clean up your act before you come to Christ, or He won’t accept you...... But the truth
is You can’t clean up your act.. your not cabable of cleaning up your act.... if you could, if
I could... We wouldn’t need a Savior would we?
Jesus says come... right where you at.... He’s not surprized by where you at... He’s God!
He knows what sin does to our lives, He understands how it tangles us up, how it brings