Wednesday, October 26, 2016

#GBBO - Can you follow a recipe?

Can you follow a recipe?

I am not much of a baker even though that is my surname. Tonight, I watched the final of the Great British Bake Off with my wife. The pressure that the finalists, Andrew Smyth, Candice Brown and Jane Beedle were under was incredible. Congratulations to all three of them for reaching the final and special congratulations to Candice for winning. 

For me one of the scariest moments was imagining what it was like to bake a cake without instructions. Now for these three this probably was not a problem as they all seem to be expert bakers but for most of us instructions are essential! 

Having said that we are not always good at following instructions, are we! Some people are worse than others! I don’t know about you, but one of the most maddening things that I find about people is that they don’t listen and don’t follow instructions. We all know that happens so often in everyday life. We know that people are told things and they don’t even listen. It could be to do with our health or our money but we often ignore the advice that we are given. Or sometimes people are given guidelines but they ignore them and just do it their own way. This is ok, up to a point, if you are baking a cake; unless of course you are in the Great British Bake Off!

I am writing to point people to what God says in the Bible. But God wants them to listen and to follow His instructions for life. For instance Jesus said one day, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by Me” (John 14.6 – the Bible). If you follow that instruction you will become a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ.

If you come to understand that Jesus is the Son of God you’ll believe what he said. He said I am the way to God, you can’t come to God any other way. Why then do people go to religion? Why do people try all sorts of different things?

Peter (one of the early preachers) he said, Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men where by we must be saved” (Acts 4.12 – the Bible). Peter doesn’t give you a choice or alternatives. He says on the authority of what God has said in the Bible there is no salvation any other way.

We need to be rescued, we need forgiveness, we need to be brought to God and there’s only one route because God decided it and it’s through faith in Jesus Christ.

Would you rest on the work Jesus did when He died on the cross. I wonder if today you would simply hear the voice of God and refuse to harden your heart and do what He says:

·      Turn from your sin
·      Obey the gospel
·      Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

    God says if you follow my instructions you’ll be saved. I trust that God will richly bless you today.

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