We can collect things through life, things from our past, things that we shouldn't carry anymore. Christ is redemptive. His plan of redemption for you does not include you carrying your past anymore. Your past (or even things in your present) don't disqualify you from ministry or service or living our your purpose in the fullness of Christ. Christ takes our shame on himself so that we no longer have to bear this burden, because He bore it for us once and for all. And if you don't understand this, you don't understand the Gospel.

Scripture References: John 21 , 2 Corinthians 5 , John 18 , Luke 5

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Jonathan "JP" Pokluda

About Jonathan Pokluda

I am the leader of The Porch and one of the teaching pastors here at Watermark. I grew up on a farm outside the small town of Cuero in South TX. I was involved in... Read more