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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

Charlotte Elliott wrote a well known hymn long ago. In that hymn she penned:

“Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive, wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!”

When a sinner comes to Christ, we must come just as we are, with all our faults weaknesses and sins. We lay it all down on the altar and surrender all. That’s the only way to come to Christ in His fullness.

But that’s the end of “Just as I Am”. We set our sins aside and walk in His righteousness from that point on. From then on its all about ‘Just As I Am in Christ’. I no longer approach my God as a sinner; I approach Him as a child, with bold confidence and deep assurance. In Christ, I already have all the promises of God. I just have to believe His promises.

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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

H. C. Morrison was the founder of Asbury Theological Seminary. Morrison came to Christ as a farm worker, plowing in a field one day, when he saw an old Methodist preacher coming by on his horse. Morrison knew the elderly gentleman to be a gracious, godly man. As he watched the old saint go by, a great sense of conviction of sin came over Morrison and he dropped to his knees. There between the furrows in his field, alone, he gave his life to God.

Reflecting on this testimony, Billy Graham earnestly prayed, “Oh, God, make me a holy man.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if ordinary people could so dedicate our lives to Christ, that when we walked or drove past people would come under conviction by the Holy Spirit within us. That’s my goal and desire.

If these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:8).

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