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G. John White's first devotional Sold out for Jesus covers 12 vital themes of Christianity.
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April Topic: CHRIST'S RESURRECTION
This is what sets Christianity apart from all other religions. You cannot build up a lasting meaningful relationship with someone who is dead!
That is why Christianity is NOT a religion.
We have a unique relationship with God's One & Only Son who is Alive today and for evermore.
That is a meaningful relationship!
Come; let's remind ourselves about what happened...
BUT GO, TELL ... PETER
Just imagine being Peter for a moment.
You are a natural leader. You've always got something to say and have always got to say it. But you are open, honest and caring. You need the approbation of others, and you like to be liked. Often, what you say is so that others will like you or approve you. You have enjoyed the privilege of not only living with Jesus for three years, but He has made you a special friend, and shared some of His most intimate moments with you.
You were there with Him, when He healed your mother-in-law, healed Jairus' daughter, and raised Lazarus from the dead. You knew what it was to be humbled by the miraculous catch of fish, which made you feel totally unworthy and out of place in His presence. He even "paid" your Temple Tax by a coin found inside a fish you caught!
You were the only one of the disciples to walk on water. You made that eternal confession in front of all the others - You are the Christ the Son of the Living God. And then you blundered by telling Jesus off for talking about death and He even called you "satan".
Everything seems to have started to go wrong from that moment on. He chose others to be beside Him at the Last Supper - John and Judas. You sulked, and instead of washing everyone's feet, you wait for Jesus to do it - and to wash yours - and then overcome with embarrassment suggest He washes you all over and He gently chides you.
You cut off the ear of the one who came to arrest Him in the garden, and He rebukes you for using a sword in His defence. You follow in the shadows at a distance and when spotted deny knowing Jesus at all, on three separate occasions. Just as He had said, and then the cock crowed... And then He was crucified and died.
How would you feel? That Friday - that Saturday?
But listen, the message on Sunday, is for His disciples AND PETER.
All is not lost. Just as they said to the blind man - He is calling for YOU!
Jesus is into relationships - His are unconditional.
Today, if you feel you have blown it, let me encourage you - He is calling for you, by name!
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