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Who You Gonna Call?




The title of the post is the question in the iconic theme song in the movie, Ghostbusters from mid-1980s. The ghostbusters were the ones to call for whatever occurred strange and weird, specifically ghosts, in the neighborhood, home or wherever. The declaration was, I ain't 'fraid of no ghost!"


Believe it or not, we're living in times where strange things are happening. Many people are afraid, but not because of ghosts per se. Many feel hopeless and don't know where to turn for help or who to trust. Globally, hopelessness gazes at us via our television screens due to traumatic experiences and tragedy every day. Why so much violence, crime, chaos and unrest? Consider these reasons:

  1. We live in a broken world where evil is ever present and perpetrated by depraved minds and ungenerate hearts--

    1. those who reject Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord; those ignorant of Jesus' sacrifice that paid the penalty so that all can be reconciled (reconnected) to God, the Father (John 3:16-17).

    2. those who submit to the control of the kingdom of darkness, under satanic rule, rather than the kingdom of light under the rule of Jesus the Christ.


However, those of us who live in the Light and Love of Christ, have no reason to be afraid. We are secure and have hope in the Supreme One, Apostle Paul wrote about in his letter to believers in Colossians:


16 Christ made everything in the heavens and on the earth. He made everything that is seen and things that are not seen. He made all the powers of heaven. Everything was made by Him and for Him. 17 Christ was before all things. All things are held together by Him. 18 Christ is the head of the church which is His body. He is the beginning of all things. He is the first to be raised from the dead. He is to have first place in everything. 19 God the Father was pleased to have everything made perfect by Christ, His Son. 20 Everything in heaven and on earth can come to God because of Christ’s death on the cross. Christ’s blood has made peace. ( Colossians 1:16-20 New Life Version)

Believing and knowing this truth about Jesus the Christ, we implore others to turn to Jesus who has all power and ultimate authority over heaven and earth in these troublesome times. Therefore, we started a "Call His Name Challenge: Jesus." It is a video series to promote Jesus the Christ as the Son of the Living by reading from the Gospel of John.





WHY READ FROM THE GOSPEL OF JOHN?

  • The Gospel of John is the most persuasive account for the deity of Jesus. It focuses on presenting Jesus as the Word, that is, God,The Living Expression, (1:1), who became a man (flesh) (1:14). John meticulously records the statements and describes the miracles of Jesus that can only be attributed to God Himself; John was an eyewitness to Jesus’ life and ministry, His crucifixion, resurrection AND ASCENSION.

  • John urges us to trust in Jesus for eternal life. Our faith and trust is built on our belief that (1) the Father is in Christ, and Christ is in the Father (10:38; 14:10, 11); (2) Christ came from God (16:17, 30), and God sent Him (11:42; 17:8, 21; see 6:29; and (3) He is the Son of God (6:69; 11:17; 20:31).

  • John's gospel reveals the Bible's most important message for all humanity: Believe and follow Jesus, because He is the way to eternal life. John records Jesus’ statement, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." -John 14:6


WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?

Call on the name of the Lord Jesus. (Romans 10:13).


Believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, and the only way to eternal life. (John 20:31)










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