....Help me now do the impossible...Help me reach the unreachable.
8 Therefore, there is now no
condemnation for those who are in
No one has ever seen God, but the one
and only Son, who is himself God and is
in closest relationship with the Father, has
made him known.
14 For those who are led by the Spirit
of God are the children of God. 15 The
Spirit you received does not make you
slaves, so that you live in fear again;
rather, the Spirit you received brought
about your adoption to sonship. And
by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
33 Who will bring any charge against
those whom God has chosen? It is God
who justifies. 34 Who then is the one
who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus
who died—more than that, who was
raised to life—is at the right hand of
God and is also interceding for us. 35
Who shall separate us from the love of
38 For I am convinced that neither
death nor life, neither angels nor
demons,neither the present nor the
future, nor any powers,neither height
nor depth, nor anything else in all
creation, will be able to separate us
from the love of God that is in Christ
Jesus our Lord.
My pastor shared this story of some younger men who came to trim up some trees away from the electrical power lines by using chain saws in his yard. He got the opportunity to speak to them and one of them really got his attention. The man had some tattoos running the length of both arms. Our pastor asked him about them. He spoke how he was divorced and had quite the past. He married a Christian woman who thumped him daily with her bible. She would warn him that if he didn’t change his ways he would end up in hell. He ended up not heeding her advice and went to prison. She divorced him and he lost visitation rights to be with his kids. While in quarantine and awaiting entering prison there was only one thing he could do…..read a book….the only book that was in the cell with him…….so he picked up that book….the same one his wife thumped him daily with….and began to read it and a life was changed.
What was on tattooed on his arms?
On the left arm it read: “Every sinner has a future.”
On the right arm it read: “Every saint has a past.”
I would make one modification to what is tattooed on his arms that clearly states what I believe is true.
Every sinner who knows Christ has a wonderful future. Every saint has a past…….a past…….that believers can use to share with others and tell them how Christ has made a change and a difference in their life.
"Blessed is the one whose sin The Lord will never count against them."
every sinner who knows Christ has a
eternal future......every saint has a
God loves you and so do I!