The price of your freedom
December 3, 2012
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
One Christmas Eve before midnight services, the great preacher A. C. Dixon was putting the finishing touches on his sermon about redemption. He was frustrated though, because he couldn’t quite find the perfect illustration. So he decided to take a walk to clear his mind.
He put on his coat and headed out into the cold evening. All of a sudden, a young boy approached him with a cage he had made from branches and twine. Inside the cage were two small birds. “Son, what are you going to do with those birds?” he asked.
“I’ll probably play with ’em for a while, and then I guess I’ll just kill ’em. They’re just worthless old field birds,” the boy said.
“Son, don’t kill those birds,” Dixon said. “Let me buy them from you.” And he reached deep in his pocket and paid for those birds. He took that cage to an open spot there in the city, unleashed the little latch, and the birds began to fly away one by one.
Dixon had his perfect illustration. Later that night, he would tell his congregation that as the birds ascended into the sky, it seemed they were singing, “Redeemed, redeemed, redeemed.”
Jesus saw worth in us sinful people. And because of that, He paid the ultimate price to set us free. So as we live our lives, every day should be a continual song of redemption – singing that truth over our lives and declaring it to others!
JESUS PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE – DEATH ON A CROSS – T O REDEEM YOU FROM ETERNAL DEATH. DECLARE THAT TRUTH IN YOUR LIFE AND TELL IT TO OTHERS!
For more from PowerPoint Ministries and Dr. Jack Graham, please visit www.jackgraham.org
Listen to Dr. Jack Graham's daily broadcast on OnePlace.com.
Become the man God desires!
You might think Jesus’ disciples were so extraordinary that you can’t possibly relate to them today.
But the truth is Jesus chose ordinary men to be His disciples and change the world—proof that He uses ordinary guys to do extraordinary things!
That’s why I want to send you two powerful resources today to help you or the man in your life become the man God desires: my 8-CD series called Why Believe – The 12, and my book, Man of God: Study Guide Edition.
In Why Believe – The 12, I give you inspiration—and words of warning—from the lives and beliefs of the disciples to help you live every day with significance and purpose.
And in Man of God: Study Guide Edition, you’ll come to understand the four vital areas of a man’s life that make him who he is!
These two resources are my gift to thank youfor your donation to help PowerPoint Ministries continue proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, so please request yours when you give today!