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Forgiveness Has A Name

ForgivenessSmallIn chatting with an old friend recently (I actually hadn’t seen him in decades), I was reminded that when faced with our morality, we often have questions. Some of these questions revolve around, “What about all the ungodly stuff I did that was so horrible I can’t even talk about it?” We seem to expect judgment to come as we would normally conceive justice today. However, God has made provision for our judgment as well as the pardoning of our due sentence.

If you are like any normal person, there were seasons of your life that were times of learning and experimenting. Oftentimes, those times of learning and experimenting happened when you lacked a vibrant relationship with Christ—even if you grew up in the church. During these seasons of unchristian behavior, our culture, media, or friends that we associated with at the time usually influenced us. As we endeavor to walk with Christ after these seasons of unsavory or embarrassing actions, we are often reminded of our blemished past. So what are we to do?

Reading and reminding ourselves of God’s word is the key to answering our questions. The Scriptures tell us in Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” So if the enemy of your soul is trying to beat you down, you must realize that is not from God. We are also told in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” That does not mean confess them to everybody, but confess them to God and ask for His forgiveness.

God will forgive and cleanse us of our sins if we are truly sincere—no matter what the sin. We just have to give every sin and every person affected by our actions to Christ; and ask for his forgiveness. Jesus Christ has purchased our forgiveness for every sin through his atoning sacrifice on the cross. As Romans 5:8 states, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Forgiveness has a name and it’s Jesus Christ. He offers forgiveness to every person who trusts in Him. Today I hope you will.

God’s best!
Marshall

Dr. Windsor is founder and president of Windsor Evangelistic Ministries, Inc. A registered, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

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October 18, 2017 Posted by | Devotions, Outreach | , , , , | Leave a comment

Evangelist Resources To Strengthen Your Ministry.

Some of the books below will help your theology about evangelism, while others will help Readingbooksmalllead you step-by-step as you begin an evangelistic ministry. Whether you are called to full time evangelistic ministry, or feel compelled to share your faith in your local community, you’ll find some wonderful coaches and mentors in the books below. I pray that the Holy Spirit would guide you as you step out with the greatest message ever told.

For Him,
Marshall M. Windsor, DMin.

Allison, Lon, and Mark Anderson. Going Public with the Gospel: Reviving Evangelistic Proclamation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003.

Coleman, Robert E. The Master Plan of Evangelism. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2002.

Davis, James O. The Pastor’s Best Friend: The New Testament Evangelist. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 1997.

Graham, Billy. A Biblical Standard for Evangelists. Minneapolis: World Wide Publications, 1984.

Graham, Billy Evangelistic Association. The Mission of An Evangelist: Amsterdam 2000. Minneapolis, MN: World Wide Publications, 2001.

Metzger, Will. Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel to the Whole Person by Whole People. 3rd ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2002.

Mittelberg, Mark. Choosing Your Faith in a World of Spiritual Options. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2008.

Palau, Luis, and Timothy Robnett. Telling the Story: Evangelism for the Next Generation. Ventura, CA: Regal, 2006.

Pippert, Rebecca Manley. Out of the Saltshaker and Into the World. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1979.

Streett, L. Alan. The Effective Invitation. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1984.

Sjogren, Steve. Conspiracy of Kindness: A Unique Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus. 3rd ed. Ventura, CA: Regal, 2007.

Windsor, Marshall M. Becoming A Spirit-Empowered Evangelist. Rolla, MO: Chalfant-Eckert Publishing, 2016.

March 8, 2017 Posted by | Devotions, Outreach | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rejoice! What Was Lost Is Found!

rejoice_smallRecently, I was helping take care of some extended family affairs after my father-in-law received word that space was now available in a nearby veteran’s retirement community. While working around my father-in-law’s home, I borrowed the keys to unlock the shop so I could stow some items there. Later that day, I realized that I had lost the keys! Sadly, forgetting where I put things is not all that uncommon – ha!

I thought that I had given them back to my sister-in-law, but I could not be certain and she said that she did not have them. I had taken care of so many projects around the farm that I could not remember what I did with them! If it was just a key to the shop I could have replaced that easy enough, but this key ring had ALL the keys to every lock on the property. I was really starting to sweat and initiated a hunt to find the keys. I retraced every step I had taken that day and even went back over the same territory again with a flashlight as evening approached.

I finally came to the resolve that I would just have to replace all the locks…and there were quite a few. All of the family came together the next morning and went over every place I had worked the day before to no avail. The keys could not be found. Then, the girls came out of the house and shared that the keys had been found…in my sister-in-law’s coat pocket! I had actually given them to her after opening the shop. But, when she went back into the house, she switched coats. She felt terrible about the incident, but I was elated! What I thought was lost had been found.

Can you imagine how much more valuable you are to your Creator than a set of keys? All through the ages God has been trying to restore a right relationship with someone so precious to Him—you! The Scriptures tell us in Romans 5:8 (KJV), “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” That’s why the Bible reveals God’s joy when someone finds their way back to a right relationship with Him through His son, Jesus Christ. Jesus reveals this in his stories about the lost sheep in Luke 15:3-7, the lost coin in Luke 15:8-10 and the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-24. So today, let Jesus Christ take his rightful place in your life and let the rejoicing begin!

For Him,
Dr. Marshall M. Windsor, D.Min.

February 7, 2017 Posted by | Devotions | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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