Transformation

Scripture

Don’t live any longer the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect.

~Romans 12:2, NIrV

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Education informs, prisons reform, the world conforms, actors perform, sin deforms but only Jesus Christ transforms.

~Adrian Rogers

Most of our readers do not remember Chuck Colson, at least not the old Chuck. He was Richard Nixon’s hatchet man; he was a loyal soldier to the Nixon administration willing to do whatever it took to please his boss. Colson had high skills and low standards; it was intoxicated with the power of access to the oval office. As the Watergate scandalĀ intensified, Colson’s world begin to come unraveled. A friend, Tom Phillips, noticed his distress and pulled him aside for a chat. Tom had been saved a few months earlier in a Billy Graham crusade. He shared his faith with Chuck and then read him an entire chapter from C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity. The next day, Colson and his wife left for vacation. Colson took a copy of Mere Christianity along to read. After spending four days in the book a lot of time thinking, Colson prayed, “Lord Jesus, I believe in YOU. I accept YOU. Please come into my life. I commit it to YOU.”

Now you know the rest of the story. Colson had to go to prison but he carried Jesus with him. Chuck became a flaming evangelist in prison and after serving his time, he founded PRISON FELLOWSHIP, a ministry to inmates. He devoted the rest of his life to ministering to those behind bars and sharing Christ with anyone who would listen. He was promoted to his eternal estate on April 21, 2012.

A street preacher was preaching from John 2, Jesus transforming water into wine, when a heckler shouted, “You are a fool, Jesus cannot change water into wine.” The preacher’s eight year old daughter was standing near the rude heckler, she grabbed the man’s coat and said, “He can too, He changed my daddy from a drunk to a preacher. You might say He changed daddy’s wine into bread because he stopped drinking and began providing for his family.” The infidel with an argument is always at the mercy of a believer with a testimony. No one can argue with a changed life.

I don’t know how much we pay nursery workers but whatever it is, it is not enough. Honestly, the kids were great: not a single one cried. We reschedule GOLDEN GIRLS for this Saturday. It is supposed to be 60* which is fine with me.

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