Monday, March 27, 2006

Sunday Speaking

Sunday I had the opportunity to share at the 8 o'clock service at our home church. It's a nice service where we sing traditional songs and have communion each Sunday. I shared about Judas Iscariot's decision to choose his own selfish desires of greed over a continued relationship with Christ. In the end, he killed himself because he realized that what he did was wrong, but he didn't know how to handle his greif. It is interesting to me that he spent all that time with Jesus and never tried to get help for his "addiction." Granted, he was destined to betray Jesus, someone had to do it. But, this is such a picture of me when I give in to my selfish desires. Especially growing up, I used to beat myself into the ground and not forgive myself for my faults. Thank Jesus that we have forgiveness of sins and a hope for new beginnings and eternal life. We don't have to live in our "guilt." Paul says in Romans, "There is therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus and are called by his name."

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