3 Words in 1
Churches Are Not Sanatoriums
Our churches are not to be sanatoriums for the chronically sick, but a places of recovery for those who are being revived.
God forbid that our churches should be known as sanctuaries for saints, even as we slam our doors to sinners.
May they never be places where everyone is educated on good religious etiquette so that no one disrupts, “church as usual.”
Rather, let the sinner be drawn into proximity to the saint. Let the salt that preserves not be kept safely away in its shaker but let it be poured out upon that which needs preservation.
Let us be the hands and feet of Jesus.
The Blood of Jesus
That which consumes physical sustenance will be sustained for a period but will eventually die.
That which is sustained by the Blood of Jesus will never die. For in Him there is life everlasting.
While He faced death and the grave, He conquered them both.
Heaven and Earth will pass away but His Kingdom is established now and forever more.
God’s Forgiveness Knows No Bounds
While I may be capable of forgiving a hundred or even a thousand times, God’s forgiveness knows no bounds.
While I may understand some portion of the human condition, He understands it completely.
While I tend to judge others in the areas where I am strong, He has no weakness and yet withholds judgment to mete out mercy.
He does not merely speak, “mercy.” No! God demonstrates His mercy.
It was this and His deep love for us that caused Him to sacrifice His only Son. Because of this most costly of sacrifices, we are in right standing with Him! He sees all and knows all. Yet despite our many shortcomings He loves us.
~ Mitch Salmon