“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit” (New International Version 1984, 1 Peter 3:18).
Spring is here, we just celebrated Easter and April 15th (though Tax Day looks like it has been postponed until May 17th) is fast approaching.
Whether you do your own taxes or pay someone to do it for you we all are a bit anxious to hear if we get a refund or have taxes due.
Spiritually, we all have a debt that we cannot pay. As we hopefully heard during an Easter message, “Jesus paid it all!”
That is the reason we go into county jails to share with inmates the good news that Jesus Christ has paid the debt that none of us could pay.
Every inmate wants prayer for an upcoming court date. We gladly pray with them about that concern. Then we are equally concerned about the date that each of us has with God, the Holy and just Judge of every person’s heart.
You really cannot tell someone else about our Advocate, Jesus Christ, unless you personally know the peace and joy of experiencing the lifting of the heavy debt from your own heart and shoulders.
Paul express it this way, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:17–19).
We will be celebrating cancelled debts and our ministry of reconciliation at our Spring Luncheon is Tuesday, May 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Petroleum Club, 100 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City. Individual tickets are $25.00. Tables of four can be purchased for $100.00. For more information and tickets visit our website at ojpm.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-917-2242.
“Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.”
– Elvina M. Hall
Unleashing the captives,