The “do it yourself” habit has always been popular. Many were able to do a good job on an auto, an out of order electrical appliance or a plumbing fixture. On the other hand, for some, despite hard work and good intentions, the car did not run, the toaster did not toast, or the bathroom was flooded. An experienced tradesman had to be called in. There are many things we can do for ourselves with varying degrees of success. But there is one thing we cannot do for ourselves. We cannot make ourselves into Christians. Becoming religious, turning over a new leaf, reforming, will not work because Jesus said “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Paul explained that it is “by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works…” Just before He died on the Cross, Jesus cried out “It is finished” indicating that everything necessary for us to become Christians had been done by Him!
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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