Have you ever been overwhelmed by forgiveness?
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“You belong to Jesus and His people. You have every potential to do great things for the Lord Jesus. You received all of that potential the moment you believed. In fact, if you give me a minute to visit with you, I bet I could point out a lot of evidence that in you dwells the very power and presence of the Living God.”
God wants us at the end of our lives – however many years He gives us – to apply our hearts to wisdom. He wants us to serve the younger generations by making disciples of all the nations, praying always, loving our spouses, mentoring our children and grandchildren, blessing our neighbors and seeking first the kingdom of God.
Here are Paul’s great words to Titus and the Cretan elders: don’t let someone who is impure tell you how to become pure! These false teachers aren’t pure, and because they aren’t pure they can’t produce anything pure from the asceticism and the commands of men. They can’t produce purity from the outside in. It needs to come from the inside out, not the outside in.
Most of us believe this: “False teaching exists out there but it really doesn’t affect us. It doesn’t really impact our kids either. We are the good guys! We are the church that teaches the Bible every week and has precise doctrinal statements. Somehow the arms of false teaching can’t reach us.”