Second Chance!

Lies, Alcohol, Drugs,
Stealing, Sex, Thrills –

We have a sneaky enemy.

At twenty-five my life was out of control, and

I wanted it to end!

I received an invitation to a child’s baptism at church,

And immediately noticed PEACE and JOY in those in attendance.

I surrendered my life to God at age twenty-eight, and

Experienced peace, followed by relapse into my old lifestyle!

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

God loved me to repentance and I recommitted my life to Him.

God gave me a second chance! I learned I must ask Him for help.

Scripture taught me to take every thought captive

And make it obedient to His Word.

We break down every thought and proud thing that puts itself up against the wisdom of God. We take hold of every thought and make it obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

I replaced partying with time with God.

I forgave my betrayers, and

Learned to love those who treated me wrong.

Now I minister to those caught in that lifestyle!

My God is faithful! He is slow to anger!

His mercy is more than I could ever deserve.

He restored me! He gave me a new beginning!

His forgiveness gave me a second chance in life! A rebirth!

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord (Acts 3:19).

My God can be YOUR God!

Talk to Him and tell Him what you’ve done.

 Ask Him to forgive you and allow Him to wash you clean.

He loves you! Accept His free gift of forgiveness!

This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind son of God when introduced to him (John 3: 16-18).

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