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08.14.20How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
08.14.20Bible Reading Update: 1 Kings 16-1 Chronicles 12
08.14.20Get 1300 Tracks for $100 This Week
08.14.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 14
08.14.20ApX USBs Contain Complete Catalog
08.14.20ApX Episode 134 This Weekend
08.14.20Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update
08.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
08.08.20Alphabetical ApologetiX IV: The Final Frontier
08.07.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
08.07.20Get All of Our Parodies at Once on Download or USB
08.07.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 13
08.02.20New Single: Old Testament Ladies, 90's Style
07.30.20New CD BOGO Ends Friday
07.30.20He's Heard ApX Played on Five Continents
07.30.20ApX Lead Singer Interviewed on Philly Radio Show
07.30.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 12
07.30.20Wonderful Words from MI
07.30.20Touching Testimony from TX
07.27.20New CD BOGO Ends This Friday
07.24.20Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner Recovering After Surgery
07.24.20Former ApX Sound Man Needs Prayer
07.24.20Fans React to New CD
07.24.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 11
07.22.20Clues for Our 13th Single of 2020
07.20.20Weekly Email Update
07.18.20A Bad Case of Mono (and How It was Overcome)
07.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 10
07.14.20New Video from Todd Waites
07.13.20New Single: '83 & '97
07.11.20The Meaning Behind the Title of Our New CD
07.11.20What's on the Braggadocious CD?
07.11.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
07.03.20Next CD Coming Soon: What's It Called?
07.03.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 8
06.29.20New Single: '78 and '90
06.27.20Prayer Request from Fan with Aspergian Narcissim
06.26.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.20.20God Turns Prayer Request to Praise Report
06.20.20Here's an ApX Father's Day Playlist
06.20.20New Single: '67 & '84
06.18.20ApX Alum Keyboardist Releases New Album
06.13.20Watch ApX Accept Award Online Today
06.13.20Prayer Request for Kansas Pastor
06.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.05.20How to Donate Online or by Mail
06.01.20New Single: Sisters Side by Side (80's Ladies)
06.01.20Over 1300 Tracks for $100
05.29.20How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
05.28.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
05.28.20Another New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
05.23.20The 365-Day Album Challenge
05.23.20Prayers for ApX Fan & Fiancée with COVID-19
05.21.20New Single: 2 More from Our 25th Anniversary Show
05.15.20Alphabet Super: ApX from A–Z (Again and Again)
05.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
05.08.20Here's an ApX Mother's Day Playlist
05.08.20New Single: 2 from Our 25th Anniversay Show
05.01.20ApX Webmaster Facing More Health Challenges
05.01.20Prayer Request from a Fan
05.01.20Bible-in-a-Year Finishes Next Tuesday
04.25.20Songs We're Working On While Staying at Home
04.25.20What J's Been Reading in 2020
04.18.20Whatever Happened to the 25th Anniv. Recordings?
04.13.20This Week's News Update: CD BOGO Ends Tonight
04.13.20New CD BOGO Ends Tonight
04.10.20J. Sings All of the #1 Songs from 1964-78 in Order in 25 Minutes
04.10.20ApX Easter Playlist Now on Spotify
04.07.20This Week's News Update: New USBs in Stock
04.03.20God Enables Fan to Help Others in Midst of COVID-19
04.03.20Passion Week Playlist: ApX Songs for the Season
04.02.20New Video from ApX 25th Anniversary Show
04.02.20Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner!
03.31.20This Week's News Update: New CD Sent to Fans
03.24.20New Single: 70's Superstars in '69 & 83
03.22.20ApX Featured on Syndicated Canadian Radio
03.22.20Clues for Our Sixth Single of 2020
03.18.20We Need Help and Prayer (Bad Timing, Eh?)
03.15.20This Week's News Update
03.15.20ApX Awards Appearance Postponed
03.13.20Update on ApX Appearance at Kindred Awards
03.13.20Next CD Coming Soon: What's It Called?
03.13.20Grandpa Tinch: ApX Guitarist Celebrates New Arrival
03.09.20New Single: 60's Superstars
03.07.20Fans Love Our Latest Single
03.07.20Great Observations from the Great White North
03.07.20ApX to Receive Award on East Coast (You're Invited)
03.07.20Clues for Our Fifth Single of 2020
03.03.20Multiple MP3s for 1 Donation, Bible-Reading Update
02.28.20Condolences to ApX Guitarist Wayne Bartley
02.28.20ApX on Facebook, Including Keith Haynie Finally
02.27.20New Single: 70's & 80's Fun Pop
02.20.20Heavenly Half-Dozen: Encouragement from 6 States
02.20.20ApologetiX: That Christian Parent-y Band?
02.20.20An Open Letter from ApX Alum Keyboardist CVB
02.20.20Clues for 2020 Single #4
02.15.20Fans React to the New Single
02.15.20Tom Milnes to Return to Studio with ApX

She May Be Shy But She Sure Can Share
Sun., Nov. 23. 2008 1:40pm EST

Shaleigh Sugden is a longtime fan and friend of ours in Wisconsin. We first met her in Janesville WI on February 22, 2002, when she begrudgingly attended her first ApologetiX concert at the urging of her brother DelRay. Much to her surprise, she had a good time. Far more importantly, she accepted Christ into her heart that night when we gave a message about salvation.

Now, almost seven years later, Shaleigh is attending Emmaus Bible College, and she asked us if she could share the message in her own words. Although she's extremely quiet in person, we think you'll agree that she writes eloquently and delivers her message quite well:

Have you ever stopped to think about where people go when they die? Have you ever stopped to think about where you will be going when you die? The Bible tells us how we can know for sure that we are going to Heaven. Has anyone ever taken you through the Bible and shown you how? May I?

First off, the Bible has some bad news for us. It says that we are all sinners. That is, we've all done, said, or thought something bad. We've all disobeyed God's perfect standards. Romans 3:23 says "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Let's say I pick up two rocks, one for me to throw and one for you to throw. Our goal is to hit the moon with our rocks. Now, one of the rocks may reach a higher distance than the other, yet we still have not made it even close to the moon. In this way, we cannot ever be even close to obeying everything that God has commanded us.

Have you ever lied, hated someone, stolen anything, or even been jealous? If you said yes to these questions, the Bible says that you are indeed a sinner. If you said no, I'd ask you to re-think your answer, for 1 John 1:8 says "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us."

Unfortunately, there is even more bad news about the sin that is in us. The beginning of Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death." Our wages, payment, punishment for those sins is death. Not just a physical death, but a Spiritual death as well. Will you be eternally separated from God because of your sins?

Well, thankfully the Bible has Good News for us. Romans 5:8 says "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." God provided eternal life through the gift of His Son. Jesus Christ lived a perfect life on earth, and died on a cross. He took the punishment, which was death, onto Himself so that we wouldn't have to be punished for our sins. He died in our place.

Acts 2:21 says "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." If you call on Jesus, and believe He is the Son of God who died, was buried, and rose again for you, and put your trust in Him alone to save you, you will be saved. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves. Ephesians 2:8-9 states "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."

The gift has already been given. Are you willing to take the gift of free life? There is nothing you can do to get into Heaven on your own. You must trust in Christ alone to save you. John 5:24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears My Word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." It is my hope for you that you have crossed from death in sin to life in Christ. If you have that gift of eternal life, please share it with everyone you know. It's the best news anyone could ever hear.