Wednesday, July 10, 2013

God is Awesome!

If you recall any camp or conference you ever attended, usually there is a 'salvation night'. Who am I to mess with that method? Pray for us all as we worship God together tonight. Pray for the children and teens to hear, really hear, about God's love for them. 

God is Awesome!

Pirates and Ninjas
Romans 5:12, “When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. 
We can read verses like Romans 5:12 and be pretty bummed. We didn't choose Adam to represent all of us. What's Adam's deal, anyway? Isn't he kind of a doofus for messing it up for all of us?
 But then we scroll down to Romans 5:18-19
18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. 19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.
That happened a long time before we were born as well. We also didn't choose Jesus or know what He was thinking. So, the sin and the solution happened long before we came along.
It's like getting home to hear your parents tell you this crazy story about how your room was ransacked by pirates who traveled way too far inland. They took all of your favorite things. Your parents would have stopped them, but the pirates had swords.
Just as you're starting to be really angry and confused (who wouldn't be?) they continue. Apparently the pirates were stopped by this amazing ninja who happened along. The ninja took care of the pirates and returned all your stuff, plus some cool new things as well.
You weren't home all day. You couldn't stop the pirates or help the ninja. But this was done. For you. 

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