Lay it all Down - Friday, January 18th 2013
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Barabbas was guilty. Jesus took his place. We, like Barabbas, stand guilty by the things we have done wrong. We often think of Jesus dying for our past sins but it is much more than that. The Bible says His mercies are new every morning. Jesus died for our sins of the past but He also died for our sins of today and tomorrow. Sometimes we try to carry around the sins He paid for.
How about you right now? Are you carrying a past sin or a past failure or even a recent one around like some twisted badge of courage? Then right now, not 5 minutes from now, I encourage you to lay it all down. Jesus died that you would not have to live under condemnation. You are trying to carry something you were not meant or even designed to carry. Jesus is willing and able to carry it for you. This changes everything.
Life Lesson: Jesus paid a debt He did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay.
Thank You that forgiveness of my sins has been granted and I no longer have to carry their burden. Lord, whatever chain of burden I am carrying I lay it all down at the foot of the cross. It is no longer mine to carry. I thank You for that. I pray this in Jesus' name. Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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