“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” Acts 16:31
We have been talking about how to avoid a plunge to disaster. Here is a true story from the awful Titanic disaster back in April of 1912.
There was a pastor on the Titanic by the name of John Harper. He was pastor of a church in Glasgow, which is now called the Harper Memorial Church. Harper was travelling on the Titanic to come and speak at the Moody Church in Chicago.
When the Titanic went down, Harper spent his last moments in those icy waters urging people to put their trust in Jesus Christ. At one point he found himself clinging to a board alongside another man. Harper asked the man, “Are you saved?”
The man said, “No.”
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,” he said.
Harper managed to swim toward others, and he spoke to them in the same way. He came back to the man. “Are you trusting Jesus Christ?”
“No,” the man said.
“Others are turning to Him and being saved. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.”
A few moments later, Harper’s strength was exhausted, and the icy waters took his life. How do we know this story?
Sometime later a man stood up in a church in Canada and told his story. “I am John Harper’s last convert,” he said.
Can you put your hope in Christ right now? This is God’s desire for you!