Welcome, friends, to Temple Baptist Church!
Pastor Bud Owen
(The following article was written by Bill Crowder and published in the OUR DAILY BREAD booklet for August 7, 2010).
“What's It All About?”
“For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh…“ (Romans 9:3).
Recently I was in a crowded shopping area when I saw a woman plowing her way through the crowd. What intrigued me was the message on her T-shirt, which read in bold capital letters, IT'S ALL ABOUT ME. Her actions reinforced the words on her shirt.
I'm afraid she's not alone. That message is declared by so many men and women today that it could be the motto of our modern world. For followers of Christ, however, that statement is simply not true. It is NOT all about us - it's all about Jesus and others.
The Apostle Paul certainly felt the weight of this reality. He was so concerned that his fellow Israelites would know Christ that he said, &ldsquo;For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh&rdsquo; (Romans 9:3). That is a remarkable statement! Far from thinking it was all about himself, Paul affirmed that he would willingly exchange his eternity for theirs.
Paul's teaching is a refreshing reminder of self-sacrifice in a challenging world that is destructively self-centered. The question we must ask is: Is it all about me? Or is our life about Jesus Christ and the people He came to reach?
Think about it. What's it all about?
&ldsquo;Others, Lord, yes others,
May this my motto be.
Help me to live for others
That I may live for Thee.&rdsquo; - Meigs
Our lives should be marked by love for Christ and others - not obsession with self.
Thanks for your time! Have a blessed day! And do come and visit with us real soon!
Pastor Bud Owen
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- To Evanglize the Sinner!
- To Edify and Educate the Saint!
This is done through...
- Biblical Preaching and Teaching
- Christ-Centered and Christ-Honoring Music
- Love For and Fellowship with One Another
- Faithful Support of Missions
- Biblical Counseling
How do I become a Christian?
- Realize that you are lost and need a Savior and Jesus Christ is the Savior. (Romans 3:23 and 6:23)
- Recognize what God had done to remedy you lost condition. (Romans 5:8 and John 3:16)
- Repent; a willingness to turn from sin to the Savior. (Luke 13:3 and Acts 20:21)
- Receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your own Personal Savior. (John 1:12)
God has provided in Christ Jesus the ONLY way of salvation...you must make the choice to receive God's salvation. Will you, right now, invite Jesus Christ to be your Savior?