Redemption

November 2, 2013


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SCRIPTURE

O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is mercy,
And with Him is abundant redemption.

~Psalm 130:7, NKJV

QUOTE

No creature that deserved Redemption would need to be redeemed. They that are whole need not the physician. Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.

~C.S. Lewis

COMMENTARY

Gift-CardI have a gift card that has out lived two billfold, maybe three. I’ve had it so long, I am embarrassed to ask the folks at McDonald’s if it is still valid. Most gift cards have an expiration date. You might be shocked to learn that I am not alone, Americans are sitting on 30 billion dollars worth of unused gift cards–gifts never redeemed! The giver of the gift card paid the price but the receiver thought so little of the gift that he or she has never used the card to redeem the gift. What do you call a person who does not use a gift card? I bet you thought “stupid” didn’t you? We might call them forgetful which is true of myself. We might call the proud or ungrateful but one thing is certain, we cannot call them wise.

Jesus paid for our sins in full at Calvary, thus salvation is a free gift. The precious blood of Christ paid for all sins for all time. There is no sin not covered by his blood. Million will die lost and go to hell but not because of their sins. They will go to hell because they did not trust Christ for redemption. They had a gift card and refused to use it.

EXTRA

Keep in mind that I can post anytime after 9:00 pm and it is dated for the next day. Toward the weekend, I post at night. Some people read them immediately [like Big Mama] so just keep in mind this post is for Saturday, November 2. Tonight is my favorite night of the year, praise God, hallelujah, tonight we fall back. I bet I’m the only person in the entire church that hates Daylights Savings Time. What I really hate is changing back and forth, back and forth. I’d be willing to go either way if they would just leave it alone. I hear this excuse about kids riding buses in the dark: no problem, do like Georgia and start school at 9:00 am. and let them out at 3:00. If you can’t teach a kid to read and write in 6 hours, the 7th is not going to help. If we keep letting the liberals run things, these poor kids will be going to school year round and 12 hours a day. It’s about time we had an uprising and put a stop to some of this nonsense. Set the time and leave it alone and stop running buses at 6:00 am which is too early no matter if the sun is up or down. We have too much school, we pay too much in taxes and we have too many liberals in Washington which is another reason we need REVIVAL: Amen, or Oh me!

PRAYER MEETING in the morning at 8:15 for Matthews and Revival. If you have a burden to pray, come and join us. We will not have too many: if the room is full, we’ll use two rooms.

REVIVAL SCHEDULE:

  • Sunday 10:15 am and 6:00 pm…pre-service prayer meeting in Jerry’s LCBS class room 3o minutes before services

  • Monday 7:00

  • Tuesday 7:00

  • Wednesday 7:00

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One Response to “Redemption”

  1. Steve Says:

    Amen, brother preach it!

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