In this sermon, our founding pastor, W. Graham Smith, explains some simple truths about time and exhorts us that the best moment to get right with God is now. Here are some excerpts:

Time is Always Now

There are some senses in which God’s time is always “now”: “Today, if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts” (Psalm 95:8). “Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2).

Let me, on this last day of the year, try, with God’s help, to impress upon your minds three simple truths:

  1. The PAST is not dead. People usually think that the past is dead. But yesterday is not dead; it is alive, making today and shaping tomorrow. Don’t you see? The past which you have lived is still living. It is not really behind you; it is within you, part and parcel of your personality, a constituent element in your character today…
  2. The FUTURE is not ours. People are fond of saying, especially to young people, “You hold your future in your own hands!” But can you be sure of that? There are few mistakes more common and more tragic than to count on the future…
  3. NOW” is the acceptable time. Indeed, the only time we have is “now.”…[I]t is the only time you can possibly accept. It is in the very nature of time to come to you moment by moment…

Consider…

What are the things in your life that are displeasing to God? What are the things that keep you from making Christ your Lord and Master? Deal with those things and surrender them to Him NOW…

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Graham has a lot more to say about this topic. If you would like to learn more, please download and read the attached transcript of the sermon, as the above excerpts do not even scratch the surface. If you would like to do a word search on the transcript, download the file, and then open the file with your web browser after downloading and use your browser’s find feature.

 

December 31, 1995

2 Corinthians 6:2

Rev. W. Graham Smith

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