March 14, 2018

Exodus 25:8–9 (NLT) — 8 “Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them. 9 You must build this Tabernacle and its furnishings exactly according to the pattern I will show you.

On the menu at Perkins they have a section where you can build your own omelet. You choose the type of cheese, vegetables and meat that you want in your omelet. If you just want cheese and no vegetables and meat that is fine. If you just want cheese and meat that is also fine because you are the builder and you can have it any way that you want.

In America we get used to doing things that way we want to do them as evidenced by stores like Home Depot, Fleet Farm, Menards and Lowes. It gripes many people when Christians say that there is only one way to come to God, the God of the Bible, and that its on his terms. The terms being:

Acts 20:21 (NLT) — 21 I have had one message for Jews and Greeks alike—the necessity of repenting from sin and turning to God, and of having faith in our Lord Jesus.

There are three ingredients in this Salvation Omelet. This is God’s pattern and it is his only pattern. Sin is simply me living the way I want to. It means I have turned away from God and made myself my own god. It means that I don’t need Jesus because I have my own ideas and I’m building my own way of salvation. My way would never be the right way so God in his grace and mercy showed me the way.

I love that about God; He didn’t leave us humans on our own to find the way of Salvation because he knew we would never find it. He loves us dearly so he sent Jesus to show us the way.

John 14:6 (NLT) — 6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

So don’t ever for one second doubt that God loves you. If he didn’t love you he wouldn’t have sent Jesus. He would have just let you build your own Salvation Omelet and let you suffer the consequences. And remember why he sent Jesus; because he couldn’t wait to live in us:):):)

Be Inspired Hilltop!




  1. Good one Pastor Dan! Your analogies are always so spot on! They make the teaching stick with me whether it’s a hard one to swallow or one that puts a smile on my face. I”ll be jotting down Salvation Omelet next to Acts 20:21:)