June 23 Pure and Simple

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2 Kings 4:18-5:27; Acts 5:1-35;  Psalm 141:1-10;  Proverbs 17:23

“We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”  Acts 15:11

Just Jesus

who bore our sins,

the weight of them

on the cross by choice

in obedience to His Father.

Just Jesus

who paid the price

gave his life on the

cursed tree.

Just Jesus

No one else even comes close

to doing what He did

for me.

Let no one tell you

that it’s Jesus plus–

doing this,

doing that,

being this way,

and not that.

Just Jesus

Pure and simple.

Lord God, forgive us for making the life of faith in you complicated in the eyes who are seeking you.  Help us live out our faith in you in ways that others are drawn to, because it is your love, your grace showing through our words and actions.  Let us not lay burdens of rules and religious how-tos on those new to the faith.  Help us to show them ‘just Jesus’–and all that He has done for us and continues to do because He loves us.  In His name we pray, Amen.

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ–by grace you have been saved.”  Ephesians 2:4-5

Just Jesus!

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