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Jesus – With Us Even In Our Sin

David once said his sins were so thick and persistent that they blinded him (Psalm 40v12). Whoever wrote Hebrews admitted that it doesn’t take much for sin to trip us up (Hebrews 12v1).

Jesus invites us to leave our lives of sin – like he did to the woman who got caught acting out her lustful thoughts (John 8v1-11) but sometimes it feels like he might as well invite us to fly.

Seems impossible…

Except … he promised to be with us no matter what. And Jesus promised to change us from the inside out as long as we keep inviting him in (no matter what).

And there’s that other promise: no condemnation from him – ever.

That good news?

Read the story in John 8 here: http://bit.ly/102Or8W

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God Forgets!

God forgets!!! Yes, you read that correctly.

Jeremiah 31v34 says ‘For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sin no more.’

See, what I mean? God chooses not to remember (to forget) our sins.

So why do you and I still hold on tightly to the bad things we have done? We are the forgiven! Let’s live with that peace and forgiveness!

When we mess up we have a way out, a way to move forward in His grace:

1 John 1v9 ‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.’

Jesus calls us to get rid of sin in our lives. It is possible! And the best news is that God will see you as completely right with him.

Will you do it?

Jeremiah 31 here: http://bit.ly/1bBIwjq

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12/30/2013

Were there things this past year that you would rather leave in the darkness, hidden away from Jesus? Relationship with God can’t grow when you’re walking in darkness, because he is Light (1 John 1v5,6 &9) Maybe now is the time to bring those things into the light – tell Jesus about them. Tell the truth about what happened and see how Jesus responds. Forgiveness. A clean slate. No condemnation. What is holding you back? Jesus is inviting you to agree with him about your sin and move forward with him hand-in-hand. Leave the darkness in 2013 and come into the Light.

Get encouraged by 1 John here: http://bit.ly/1jiItPD
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11/18/2013

‘If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness so that we can, with reverence, serve you.’ (Psalm 130v3-4)

Ever want to hide from God because of all the stuff in your life you’re not proud of? Here’s an uncomfortable truth: God knows everything about us. On our own we have no hope of being right with God. The good news is that God doesn’t ‘keep a record’ of all the ways we mess up. God forgives us if we open the dark parts of our lives to him and invites us into an intimate and reverent relationship with him.

That’s our God! That’s what God does. How could you respond?

Psalm 130 here: http://bit.ly/17esQRO

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