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Beautifully Simple

Nov 11 2011

Hey friends,

I’m sitting at breakfast reading my bible and the pure simplicity of truth in these passages is breathtaking. There is no condemnation, only truth and rescue. Jesus came solely to show us the way home. I read a book recently about a little boy who had a visitation to heaven. He recounted that when it came to Jesus’ death on the Cross, this is what Jesus told him … “I died so people could see my Father”.

It is what it is friends, and my prayer is that those “yet” to discover this, will simply open their heart and let truth redeem. Brian has named this November in our church “SOULvember”. Our prayer is that many will find salvation because of heightened prayer and focus. These verses make sharing the truth “beautifully simple”.

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.

[19] “This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God. Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won’t come near it, fearing a painful exposure. But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is.” 
(John 3: Message translation)

These verses are certainly not soft and sometimes the truth hurts, but only because we all need redemption. If you need to hear these verses for yourself, then hear them friend with the grace and love that is in Christ. He doesn’t condemn you, He loves you.

And if you have friends and family who need to hear the “Redemption’s story”, then let’s increase our prayer life for them and believe that their hearts will respond soon.

God bless,