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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

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"All that which the Father gives Me will come to Me..."   

  John 6:37


  The only people who truly come to Jesus Christ are those who have been given to Him by the Father. Just as God gives His Son to them as their blessed Savior and Ruler, so He gives them to His Son as His kingdom and inheritance. To come to Christ is, of course, not a physical action of the body, but an action of the soul by which a sinner approaches Christ by calling upon Him or salvation. To come to Christ is to come as one in need of being pardoned, cleansed from guilt, forgiven of debts. It is to come confessing oneself as guilty of sins and worthy of punishment. It is to come as having no means of making satisfaction for one's disobedience, of having no acceptable righteousness of one's own, of bringing nothing in one's hands to gain merit, but contrarily, to bring empty hands to receive grace, and pardon, and salvation. To come to Christ is to believe that He is God and man, truly the eternal Son of God, and truly man born of the virgin Mary. It is to believe that He is God's appointed and anointed and sent Redeemer for the sinners He has given to His Son out of every nation, kindred, tongue, and tribe. It is to believe that He is without sin and therefore without spot or blemish, and therefore able to offer Himself as a sacrifice on the cross for those He came to save. To come to Christ is also to come as one in need of a new nature, a new heart. It is to come acknowledging one's heart is corrupt and therefore productive of corrupt thoughts, attitudes, desires, words, and actions. To come to Christ is to come for "newness of life". The vast majority of mankind do not come to Christ, have no time for Christ, do not seek His salvation or submit to His rule and commandments. Yet, it was Christ who said, "All that which the Father gives Me will come to me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." On the eve of His crucifixion He prayed, "Father, the hour is come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh (that is, over all the nations of the earth), that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him." Have you come to Christ?


 

   

   

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