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Apr 29, 2017

A daily devotional through the recorded words Jesus spoke while He walked alongside us. Our website

  1. Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm your host Richard Agee.
  2. Have you ever lived or worked in a place that required you to be covered head to toe to protect you from exposure to the elements? Welcome to the world!
  3. Scripture
    1. John 20:22-23
    2. Jesus: Welcome the Holy Spirit of the living God. You now have the mantle of God’s forgiveness. As you go, you are able to share the life-giving power to forgive sins, or to withhold forgiveness.
  4. Devotional
    1. Between my freshman and junior year of college, to earn a little money, I worked in a grocery chain warehouse loading their delivery trucks.
      1. It was hard work, but I didn’t mind it so much.
      2. It kept me in good physical condition
      3. pay wasn’t so bad for a young kid
      4. Negatives were night work, 7 to whenever trucks were loaded
      5. Worked in the freezer
    2. I don’t like the cold
      1. Born and raised in Tennessee
      2. Got some snow and few days, maybe a week at a time below freezing
      3. Never liked cold
      4. After serving in Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, hated cold - anything below 60 degrees
    3. In the freezer temperatures at zero or just below
      1. Dry ice in boxes to keep frozen foods cold during transport
      2. dressed from head to toe
        1. Thermals
        2. Freezer coveralls
        3. Gloves
        4. Hat
        5. Mask
      3. Stayed protected from the cold and severe injury
    4. When we ask Jesus into our lives He gives us the mantle of God’s forgiveness
      1. I think about the covering I had when working in that freezer
      2. Covered from head to toe with His Spirit
      3. Protected by His forgiveness
      4. Guilt and burden of sin cannot get through
      5. Free from the internal injury sin because His spirit keeps the fiery darts of Satan away from us
    5. We underestimate the power of forgiveness
      1. God’s forgiveness to us
      2. Our forgiveness of others
      3. When He forgives us, we have the power to forgive others
      4. His grace and mercy extended to us shows us how to love and how to extend that same grace and mercy to those who wrong us
    6. What does forgiveness do?
      1. It takes away the barriers that keep us from loving each other
      2. It tears down the walls in relationships
      3. It stops the negative thinking that builds up about our neighbors
      4. It helps us see others as God sees them, their potential as His children
      5. It helps us love unconditionally
    7. Invite Him into your life and be covered by the mantle of His forgiveness
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