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Toledo , Ohio 43606
Pastor Craig Encourages you to read this weeks passage
This Week Pastor Craig Encourages You To: 7-17-17
Read: I Timothy 1:15-17
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the foremost. 16But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life. 17To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Whenever I need to step back and remember who I am and why I matter to God, I remember these verses in the Bible! It is very humbling to remember that I am a sinner and that I need to be saved from my sin, by the blood of Jesus. It is equally humbling to remember how much I need to be dealt with mercifully, from God and from others. We often tend to be quick in our judging of others, when we need to be acting and thinking out of a mindset of mercy. To show and share mercy is one of the greatest gifts that the Lord makes possible for us in our lives. The really neat thing about mercy is that the more you experience it, the more you want to share it with others!
Jesus, encourage me in mind, heart and soul to live a mercy filled life as you have modeled for me. Anytime I encounter a person or situation where it is hard to act out of a spirit of mercy, pinch me and help me to know that there are no limits on sharing mercy. Amen