Let Go and Live

Jesus did not give us a set a rules…but a way of life.

(Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Acts 5:19-20

But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, “Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life.”

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The followers of Jesus faced persecution just like he did.

Jesus preached publicly for the inclusion of all people.

All are equal in the kingdom of God.

He was a threat to any power structure that excluded, separated or oppressed people.

Jesus was killed for standing up to those governmental and religious powers.

Thanks to the resurrection, his followers knew that death does not have the final say — Love does.

Death is a transition to new life.

Jesus showed us that this “dying to self” is a daily process leading to the kingdom of God now…not just in the future as some final reward.

Following Jesus was and is a way of life.

We are called to live this life and, just like his disciples, to “tell people everything about this life.”

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Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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