Sermon on Your Destiny is in Your Hands: Choosing Life in Christ

 "Your Destiny is in Your Hands: Choosing Life in Christ"

A profound truth that echoes through the pages of Scripture — your destiny is in your hands. In a world filled with choices, the ultimate decision that shapes our eternity rests in the choices we make regarding our relationship with Christ. From the opportunity to choose salvation to the promise of eternal security, our destiny unfolds through the decisions we make. Let us delve into the Scriptures to understand the gravity of these choices and the incredible promise that awaits those who choose life in Christ.

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1: The Opportunity to Choose Given the Offer of Christ (Revelation 3:20)

Revelation 3:20 presents a powerful image of Christ standing at the door and knocking, offering us the opportunity to choose a relationship with Him: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me." The choice to open the door to Christ is a pivotal decision that shapes our destiny.

2: Christ's Invitation to Find Rest in Salvation (Matthew 11:28)

In Matthew 11:28, Jesus extends an invitation to find rest through Him: "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." The choice to come to Christ for salvation brings a profound sense of rest and peace, shaping the course of our lives.

3: The Choice Between Eternal Life and Death (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Deuteronomy 30:19 lays out the weighty choice between life and death: "I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live." This Old Testament call echoes into the New Testament, emphasizing the enduring significance of our choices.

4: The Call to Leave the Path of Destruction (Isaiah 55:7)

Isaiah 55:7 calls us to leave the path of destruction through repentance and turning to God: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon." The choice to turn away from destructive paths shapes our destiny toward redemption and pardon.

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5: The Promise of New Life in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)

2 Corinthians 5:17 celebrates the promise of new life in Christ: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." The choice to be in Christ transforms us, offering a new destiny marked by grace, forgiveness, and renewal.

6: The Destiny of Being in Communion with God (John 17:3)

John 17:3 unveils the profound destiny of being in communion with God through knowledge of Christ: "And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." The choice to know God through Christ leads to an eternal destiny in communion with the Creator.

 7: The Promise of Eternal Security in the Hands of Christ (John 10:28)

In John 10:28, Jesus promises eternal security for those who choose to be in His hands: "I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand." The choice to be in the hands of Christ ensures a secure and eternal destiny.

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As we reflect on the opportunity to choose given the offer of Christ, the invitation to find rest, the choice between life and death, the call to leave the path of destruction, the promise of new life, the destiny of communion with God, and the assurance of eternal security, let us recognize the gravity of our choices. Your destiny is indeed in your hands. May we, with hearts full of gratitude, choose life in Christ and embrace the transformative journey that leads to an eternity secure in the hands of our Savior.

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