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20050915

it has nothing to do with your past

how many were raised christian? and, because of that, how many think they have "got a place" with christ? well, jesus shared with us a very cool story about that:
The Story of Two Sons
"Tell me what you think of this story: A man had two sons. He went up to the first and said, "Son, go out for the day and work in the vineyard.'
"The son answered, "I don't want to.' Later on he thought better of it and went.
"The father gave the same command to the second son. He answered, "Sure, glad to.' But he never went.
"Which of the two sons did what the father asked?"
They said, "The first."
Jesus said, "Yes, and I tell you that crooks and whores are going to precede you into God's kingdom. John came to you showing you the right road. You turned up your noses at him, but the crooks and whores believed him. Even when you saw their changed lives, you didn't care enough to change and believe him." [matthew 21:28-32]

when we think of who will be with God in His kingdom we always think of those "born" into the faith - but jesus explianed that that was not going to be the case. the kingdom was going to be for those who did what God asked, not those who said they would and did nothing. so, it is our actions that help us see how we will fit into the kingdom set before us.

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