>Hold Nothing Back

The Pittsburgh dispatcher somehow forgot to alert police officers that a suspect was armed as she sent them to a home…and, inadvertently, to their deaths.

Vital information withheld.

Thankfully, our Lord and His Word hold nothing back. “In this world you will have tribulation,” “Marvel not that the world hates you,” “Consider it all joy when you encounter various trials,” “Exult in your tribulations…”

Dare we who try to influence people to come out of darkness to light do any less? Do we sometimes make conversion more appealing by, however well-intentionally, leaving out the tough stuff?

As I read the gospels it is evident the Lord Jesus always made it easier to say “no” to Him than to say “yes.”

A gospel presentation without repentance is not a gospel presentation. An “easy” invitation conflicts with scripture.

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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