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Reason Number Four To Celebrate Christ At Christmas-Opportunity To Turn Around

December 9th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – About Jesus, Acts 3:26 says, “When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”

One of Jesus’ first recorded statements as an adult was this:  “The time has come. The kingdom of God is near.  Repent and believe the good news!”

The Gospel is a picture of a ship sailing in the wrong direction, and heading toward disaster.  Maybe a tidal wave.  Maybe an iceberg. Maybe a deadly hurricane.  But before the ship reaches the place of its breaking point, Jesus intervenes.  He becomes the turning point that saves the ship.  Likewise, Jesus is the turning point of human history, showing us the way to God through Himself.  When we follow Him by faith, He becomes our turning point from our wicked ways to His righteous paths, from our bad news to His good news.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com




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