Don’t just know about Him only in your head,
But be “born again” as Jesus has said.
It isn’t just the date you were born on this earth
That matters as much as your spiritual rebirth.
It’s simply a gift–so easy to claim,
By praying to receive that gift in His Name.
No other Name but Jesus cancels sin;
Just open your heart and ask Him to come in.
Make sure that you’ve done this in your own heart.
It’s faith there that counts–churchgoing’s just a start.
Please don’t let pride or tradition keep
You or those you care about from a love that’s so deep.
Don’t look to “new age” or deceptive ways of thinking,
For they’re no foundation–but sand that is sinking.
And though it is good to think in positive ways,
Such thoughts without Jesus won’t get you through life’s maze.
God’s set before us such an easy choice–
Your salvation through Jesus will make angels rejoice!
And you won’t need to be concerned about daily bread–
You’ll be all right always if you’ll stay spiritually fed.
Another simple thing is to give ten percent–
God will return back to you far more than you sent.
For others are in need and churches must reach
More human beings with this Gospel we preach.
Jesus, Bread of Life, our Friend and our Guide–
Thank you, as well, for your promises to provide.
P. A. Oltrogge
“Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Him by night, and said to Him, ‘Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus said to Him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?’ Jesus answered, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going, so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.'” John 3:1-8 (from John 3:1-21)
“But as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
John 1:12-12 (King James Version)
“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers and elders of the people, if we are on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, as to how this man has been made well, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health. He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which became the very cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.'” Acts 4:8-12
“But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” Luke 11:42 (King James Version)
“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:18
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33