Forgiven & Free

Church tonight was AMAZING! Usually, Palm Sunday gets kinda overlooked, but tonight, it definitely didn’t! A message about baptism and repentance seemed very fitting!

It’s weird to think about…baptism is our outward sign of repentance, right? It’s to follow the example Jesus set forth and to show others that we are getting rid of our old sinful nature and becoming clean. Well, if that’s what baptism is, then why did Jesus, a perfect man without sin get baptized? Simply to leave us an example? No. This was something I never thought about before. Pastor Neil said it well. "He who knew no sin stood in the place of those who knew no righteousness." POWERFUL! We, the guilty Christians, knew no righteousness. Every action in our lives is deserving of death. How can a sinner like me be seen as pure in the eyes of God? Only by taking on the righteousness of Christ. As the words of a very famous hymn so eloquently put it, "He breaks the power of cancelled sin, He sets the prisoners free. His blood can make the foulest clean, His blood availed for me" (O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing).

Tonight was a very humbling night, indeed.

Thank you, Jesus, for cleansing the life of a wretched sinner like me. Thank you for forgiving me and setting me free.

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