The Door Of Hope For All
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Rich or poor...all are in need of the Lord Jesus.
Rich or poor...all are lost without Him.
Many years ago in New York City there lived a wealthy couple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Whittemore. They were entertaining guests one
night and, in order to do something different, they went down to the Bowery to the mission of Jerry McAuley.
These people went in and sat down in the back to take in the service that night. This wealthy couple belonged to a very fashionable church, but
they had no more heard the gospel than a person living in the darkest heathenism in the world. As they heard Jerry McAuley preach, their hearts were touched, and they saw themselves as sinners. They went forward,
and that night the mink knelt with the rags as they accepted Christ. Mr.
and Mrs. Whittemore became workers in that area, and she established a home for wayward girls. She became known as the Rose of Mulberry
Bend and was instrumental in beginning the movement for a ministry to such troubled girls.
How we need to recognize today that it is sinful to think that we are better than someone else and to look down upon others. It does not matter who the man is; before God that man is on the same plane as you are. We are sinners and need to come as that rich couple came—we need to come to the Cross and accept Christ as our Savior.
Taken from J. Vernon McGee's commentary on James 2:13.
Mrs. Whittemore founded the first Door of Hope home in New York
on October 25, 1890 to house fallen and unfortunate women, “society’s most pitiable outcasts.” By her death in 1931, there were 96 homes modeled after the original Door of Hope.
A Little Note From Cobblestone Road:
The Lord Jesus said in Mark 8:36-37, "For what shall it profit a
man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
It does not matter whether one is rich or poor, that person will eventually die. Death runs in every family-- whether you are blue-blood or the poorest of the poor. Eternity is long and death is inevitable. Every person has sinned and thus needs the Savior to wash their sins away. Each person must receive Jesus Christ or die lost. Dear reader, have you considered your soul? What is your life but a drop of vapor compared to eternity.
Have you trusted in Jesus today? The Lord Jesus said in John 14:6: I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
To read about God's Free Gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ,
Jesus Died For Us
The Greatest Sin
Laying Up Treasures
Sermon Story : The Matchless Pearl
Sermon Illustration - The Son