TOPIC FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER: YOU CAN ONLY FIND RELIEF TO SOLVE THE ISSUES OF LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST
Text: Acts 2:26-27, "Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."
In light of what's happening around us today, the truth of the topic for the month is more painfully obvious than ever before. We are a generation with diseases to wit no man can heal, with problems no man can solve. What fleeting successes we have are quickly overshadowed by new and greater crises.
All too often, that's as true for believers as it is for unbelievers. It shouldn't be. But it is. Believers are being killed by the same diseases that are devastating the rest of the world. They're being plagued by the same problems. And many are walking around without hope—just like the rest of the world.
Why? Because the only hope that any man has is faith in Jesus Christ. And the majority of Christians don't know how to live by faith.
Instead of being filled with the Word of God and with faith, they've been stuffed full of religious tradition and superstition. Yes, we can easily become so overwhelmed with going to and fro, trying to find an answer to the situations that we face - that we forget who holds all the answers. It is then that we get caught believing the thing that helped the person that we know received success. Anything without Christ is fleeting. When the devil hits people with sickness and disease, with poverty or depression or divorce, they often stand by helplessly as it destroys them. They simply don't know what else to do. The Bible says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..." (Hosea 4:6).
But you will not be destroyed, because you know, that in Jesus Christ can we find all the cures for the issues of today. Remember, our hope is in Jesus. Trust Him. And tell the world—their hope is in Him too.