Peter wrote, "For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps" (1 Pet. 2:21). We are to learn from our savior, not only from His teachings but also from His example of how He lived as a human being in this world. The Hebrews writer notes, along this line, "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin" (Heb. 4:15).
As we come to the end of one year and the beginning of another, it's a good time to do some self examination. Are you where you want to be in life? Whatever your life is like, are you happy with it? If you could have projected ahead ten years ago, would this be what you wanted your life to become? If you knew that your life had to remain just as it is now for the foreseeable future would you be satisfied?
Last week I presented an article entitled, "I Need You To Help Me Get To Heaven." The point of that article was that, as Christians, we need each other to get to Heaven. Many verses and contexts of scripture teach how much Christians need each other for strength, instruction, correction, assistance and encouragement. God designed the church to be like that. With that in mind there is a very specific group of our brothers and sisters who very much need our help.
The title of this article is written in the first person in order to emphasize the personal nature of this need. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate from scripture that we need each other's help to get to Heaven. We certainly need God's help, but we also need each other. As Christians, we need the help of our fellow Christians to get to Heaven.
Gary L. Hutchens