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             Then Jesus said to his disciples,

"If anyone would come after me,  he must first deny himself and

take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life

will lose it, but whoever loses  his life for me will find it. 

           ( Matt. 16:24 )     

 

 

 

Real Help 4 Real Issues!  God Loves You!!

 

              

 

  

 

 

Did He or Didn't He?

 

 

One night in a church service a young woman felt the

tug of God at her heart. She responded to God's call

and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. The

young woman had a very rough past, involving

alcohol, drugs, and prostitution.
But, the change in her was evident.

As time went on she became a faithful member

of the church. She eventually became involved in

the ministry, teaching young children.

It was not very long until this faithful young woman

had caught the eye and heart of the pastor's son.

The relationship grew and they began to
make wedding plans.

This is when the problems began. You see, about one

half of the church did not think that a woman with

a past such as hers was suitable for a
pastor's son.

The church began to argue and fight about the matter.

So they decided to have a meeting. As the people made

their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting

was getting completely out of hand.
 
The young woman became very upset about all the

things being brought up about her past. As she began

to cry the pastor's son stood to speak. He
could not bear the pain it was causing his wife-to-be.

He began to speak and his statement was this: "My

fiancée's past is not what is on trial here. What you

are questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus to

wash away sin. Today you have put the blood of Jesus
on trial. So, does it wash away sin or not?"

The whole church began to weep as they realized that

they had been slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus

Christ. Too often, even as Christians, we bring up

the past and use it as a weapon against our
brothers and sisters.

Forgiveness is a very foundational part of the Gospel

of our Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood of Jesus does

not cleanse the other person completely then it cannot

cleanse us completely. If that is the case,
then we are all in a lot of trouble.

 

What can wash away my sins?...
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

End of case!!!!

 

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain

thee He shall never suffer the righteous to be

moved." Psalm 55:23
 

Father, I ask you to bless my friends, relatives

and e-mail buddies reading this right now. Show

them a new revelation of Your love and power.

Holy spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at
this very moment.

Where there is pain, give them Your peace and

mercy. Where there is self doubt, release a renewed

confidence through Your grace. In
Jesus' precious name I pray.
Amen."

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