• John 14:1-6
    • (Jhn 14:1 ESV) “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
    • (Jhn 14:2 ESV) In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
    • (Jhn 14:3 ESV) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
    • (Jhn 14:4 ESV) And you know the way to where I am going.”
    • (Jhn 14:5 ESV) Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”
    • (Jhn 14:6 ESV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


Think of a time you were preparing for something.  Maybe it was a trip or a visitor coming to see you.  Maybe the birth of a child or moving to a new town.  What did you do to prepare for that time?  Think of all the things you worked to make ready for that occasion.


It might be hard to imagine, but some two thousand years ago Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven – ALIVE!  He is there today awaiting the time when all of His people will be gathered up and called home to heaven.  Jesus is there now preparing eternity for you and for I to be with HIm.


We too have preparations to make.  The journey of this life will end and we will be called to stand before God.  This is true for every human that ever lives.  Are you ready for that day?


Have you heard the call of God to come and be saved?


Have you responded to the call of God in faith?


Do you trust only in the saving grace that is a gift from God – not in your own ability?


Can you say with confidence today that you are adopted by God as His beloved child, called according to His name?  If not, pray today and ask God to grant you saving faith in His loving grace.



God saves people by their faith in Him alone according to His grace alone through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ alone, not on the basis of any human work.  All of the redeemed are immediately indwelt by the Holy Spirit and justified before God beginning the transforming sanctification of the whole person the fruit of which is shown by their attitude and conduct.  Having been saved by faith, we are justified in Christ before God, forgiven of our sins, and held eternally secure by Christ alone forever where we will one day assume a glorified condition with Him forever.  From beginning to end the salvation of people is entirely a work of God to bring glory to His name.

Acts 8:27-30, Ephesians 1:3-14, Ephesians 2:1-10, 2 Timothy 1:8-9, 2 Timothy 2:24-26, John 1:12-13, Romans 6:16-18, Romans 9:10-24, John 6:43-45, 1 Timothy 2:3-4, Ezra 18:23, Romans 10:10-21, 2 Peter 3:9, John 12:32, Romans 14:10-12