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Father Forgive Them…

‘Father forgive them, they don’t know what they’re doing …’

What stunning words! And yet scary in a way because Jesus calls us to forgive people just like that too … even people we don’t feel like forgiving, or people who aren’t even sorry for what they’re doing to us.

Over the next 5 days on the WordSpace, #BrettFish will help us think more about forgiveness. There’s some good stuff coming 🙂

#forgive!

The Reason Why We celebrate

Here’s an Easter poem from our writer and resident DJ #miloapril. It’s long but worth it – keep reading! Full text at www.thewordspace.mobi

Amazing Grace

There was once a time when man walked in perfection

a time when man knew nothing about God’s rejection

Now we need to understand that man was only perfect

because God made him that way.

That’s right folks, man had no hand in his own perfection,

And even as he fell, God still clothed him Genesis 3:21

Now that’s Grace!

Though the fall came with a curse

one that could not be reversed!

separation from the One True God

which ultimately results in physical death

something we can only fully perceive with a hearse

But its far more than that!

death means that you are separated from God’s Grace

which happens when you go to hell.

simply put it’s a place for sinners, like you and me

Thank God that is not where i end

Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God

Yes, the very same Jesus whom God chose to send

came as the God-Man 100% divinity!

To fulfil a plan in place

I call it Spiritual Immunity

Now that’s Grace!

The same Jesus came to reconcile us to God

Now think about this for a second

naturally we are born sinners

meaning that we deserve nothing but hell

So Jesus, God the Son…

coming down to reconcile us with His Father

is something that seems odd, Right?

But even then, the plan wasn’t entirely fulfilled.

In order for us to be forgiven of our sins

The very same God, Jesus had to die in our place.

You see, without the shedding of Blood there can be no forgiveness of sin

So not only did Jesus Christ, The Son of God, Emmanuel die for us on the cross

He also took our place. Simply put,

on that cross that night, it was supposed to be you and me.

So when He said it is finished, before breathing His last Breath.

I stand here before you, proudly saying that

I KNOW A MAN WHO DEFEATED DEATH!

And He’s the reason why we celebrate,

though this Day has been fabricated and has been reduced to chocolate!

I bring you a sweet reminder: Jesus Loves you and thinks that you are to die for!

#miloapril

#easter

Jesus On The Cross

Today we remember Jesus dying to bring us back to life again. Here’s something from Luke, John and Paul to read and pray with while we watch with the others at the foot of the cross…

‘So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each side and Jesus in the middle.’

‘Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.’

‘It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.’

‘When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant cancelled and nailed to Christ’s cross. He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.’

John 19:16-18, 28-30, Luke 23:44-46, Colossians 2: 13-15

#easter

The Wrath Of God

Wrath. Now there’s a scary word – especially if it’s God we’re talking about… Uncontrolled fury, random acts of anger and destruction. That’s not what God is supposed to be like right?

What if we imagined God’s ‘wrath’ as a controlled, steady, relentless opposition towards everything that’s unjust or evil? Might make a bit more sense?

What if God saw US as unjust and evil and deserving of his wrath? Very scary thought!

What if Jesus knew that he would face God’s wrath for all of us – instead of us – for three hours on the cross? That was so scary Jesus begged God to not let that happen (Mark 14v35-36).

It did. On the cross Jesus experienced and saved us from God’s wrath. It’s done, finished.

Scary? Amazing?

Read Romans 3v21-26 here: http://bit.ly/1eq5VZZ

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