ANCHOR POINTE Audio Burst with Skip Orem


by Skip Orem | Anchor Pointe

Transcript  Audio Burst EXCESS BAGAGGE  with Skip Orem


Time now on The Anchor Pointe Podcast to talk about losing a different kind of weight. Time to get rid of some of the excess baggage a lot of us carry around, baggage that can actually make it more difficult to have faith, to let Jesus into our lives, to live a Christian life. Maybe you’re thinking, I’ve done things so terrible in my life, there is no way Jesus will welcome me. No way I can give my life to Jesus now.

Perhaps you’ve hurt someone in a terrible way and now they’re gone and there’s no way you can make it right. Maybe you were not there when someone needed you so bad, you ignored their pleas for help. Perhaps you’ve done other just terrible things, bad things, things you feel were so bad they can never be forgiven. You’re worried because you’ve been sinning without remorse for just so long. You’re thinking you’re not worth it. No way Jesus is going to forgive you. Not true Jesus’ arms are open to you. Jesus died so that you could be forgiven of all your sins. Everybody listen to this.

You can be refreshed. Your sins of the past and of the future are forgiven if you only believe in Jesus. In 1 John 1:9, that’s the Bible. It says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” And then Psalm 101 10:14 says this, “He hasn’t punished us as we deserve for our sins, for his mercy, for those who fear and honor him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.” Believe in him, everybody, and you’ll be forgiven.

Matthew 6:14, “If you forgive others, their sins, your heavenly Father will forgive you.” Please, everybody accept the grace out there for the taking. I know we sometimes feel we can’t even forgive ourselves for what we’ve done. And if we can’t forgive ourselves, how can we expect forgiveness from Jesus? Jesus, he died that terrible death on the cross. He hung up there to take our burdens away from us. This is fact, everybody. Ask Jesus for forgiveness and he will forgive you.

 Think about those wonderful gifts that are yours for the taking; forgiveness and eternal life. Is it your time to hit the refresh button? Jesus’ arms are open. Run to him and accept the warmth of his love. It’s there for you, if you only believe. Just think of all the excess weight, the baggage, it can be lifted away from you. You don’t need to carry it around anymore. Jesus will take it away if you only believe. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The olds passed away. Behold, the new has come. The Bible confirms that. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says that.