Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stronger by Angela Thomas – Week 3

God is Stronger than My Bad News

The study of Psalm 84 continues.  Have you learned that you are stronger with Christ than without Him? Are you strengthened by God’s Word?  Are you strengthened by His Holy Spirit?

Not everybody “gets it”.  His strength is hidden in the gospel message.  To some, this is freedom.  To others, this is offensive.  Recently, there was a Billy Graham broadcast on television.  He doesn’t leave home anymore, so the broadcast included a couple of powerful testimonies, some clips of Billy’s televised crusades and Billy himself leading the sinner’s prayer at the end of the telecast.  Billy Graham “gets it”.  It’s all about the cross!

The cross took away our shame.  The cross brought us forgiveness.  The cross freed us and purified us.  The cross is power and love and acceptance.  But the world doesn’t understand this.  They see the cross as bloody and messy, shameful and offensive.  How do you feel about the cross?  Has it freed you?  If not, what are you waiting for?  Don’t delay a single moment more.  I’ve included a version of the sinner’s prayer in the top left part of this blog page.  Say the prayer.  Then contact me or a trusted Christian friend or family member so we can help you find a Bible teaching church.  Start reading the Bible.  Begin with the gospel of John.  It’s the 4th book in the New Testament.  It will introduce you to how much Jesus loves you!

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