FROM THE PASTOR’S STUDY
Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. 1)9 He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all [k]our sins Into the depths of the sea. Micah 7: 18,19
My wife sent me an article from a Christian news feed she receives, about a Jewish ceremony, that depicts this passage so beautifully. Its called ‘Tashlich’. Tashlich means to cast away. Every year between ‘Yom Teruah’ (Rosh Hashanah) and ‘Yom Kippur’ (Day of Atonement), Jewish people around the world go to a nearby river or stream and cast in breadcrumbs as they confess their sins. The breadcrumbs disappear in the way they believe God will take away their sins.
As Christ followers, we know that forgiveness doesn’t come by keeping traditions or rituals. Reconciliation with God comes by truly giving up our lives for Him and His Kingdom purposes, and receiving His atonement through the shed blood of Jesus on the cross.
When we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. He buries them in the deepest part of the sea.
But there is a danger in following Jesus…
Our message this Sunday is ‘The Danger of Following Jesus’. Join us at 10:30 AM at City Bible Church or online at 9 AM at YouTube/ City Bible Church SSM.
In His Grip,