Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Guest Post by Pastor Jimmy Pruitt:
Grace is not fair. Grace is just. The new covenant in Christ reminds us that Jesus' finished work on the cross was enough. To submit yourself to a works mentality is to say to Jesus, "Thanks, but your death, burial and resurrection were not enough. I'm just not convinced. It just can't be that simple."
Rest in the justice of God's grace and know that when Jesus said, "Tetelesti" on the cross, he was not just being melodramatic. It is finished. The debt has been paid in full. Stop trying to pay for something that is already yours and by all means enjoy your walk with Christ today.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast." Eph 2:8-9
As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog. May God's love for you overflow from your hearts and shine His truth like a bright shining beacon in a world filled with strife and affliction. May His peace and His joy flood your heart and spirit. May His strength sustain you in the days ahead, precious one. Amen! Always remember, you are His beloved child!
Kelly ~ God's Writer Girl
I want to thank my friend, Jimmy Pruitt, Pastor at Bethel Dallas in Dallas, TX, for allowing me to share his insightful and inspiring words with each of you today. If you live near his church and don't have a home congregation, I encourage you to visit Bethel Dallas.
Jimmy has been in ministry for over 29 years and has been involved in many facets of service within the local church environment as a youth pastor, worship pastor, minister of education, executive pastor and senior pastor.
Jimmy and his wife, Annette, have also been integrally involved in church planting, missions and ministry in the public sector. Jimmy and Annette have three children. Their oldest, Alesha, serves as the pastor of media and communications at Bethel World Outreach Church in Brentwood, TN. Their oldest son, Chris, is the lead pastor at City Life Church in Houston, TX. Rachel, their youngest, loves serving in all aspects of children's ministry.
Jimmy and Annette are also the founders of the Life Enrichment Center, a non-profit organization that has taken the message of abstinence to over 12,000 students in the public school system.
Jimmy attended Howard Payne University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Their vision as a family is to lead people to freedom and abundant life in Christ based on Acts 10:38, "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."
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