Is It Still Amazing (to you)?

Years ago a friend remarked, “The best thing that could happen to most Christians is that every couple years we forgot everything we knew about Jesus and started over.”

I get his point. So does our Lord:

“…you have abandoned the love you had at first…” (Rev 2.4)

For most it’s not overt sin or “deconstruction” that leads to abandonment.

Life gets busy. We stray from the Word. Maybe church becomes less vital. Maybe we get so caught up in the things of the Lord that we forget the Lord?

Jesus also gives the solution:

“Remember then how far you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first...” (Rev 2.5)

Prescription – if grace isn’t quite as amazing to you as it has been:


And, yes, I’m preaching to myself first…as the old saying rightfully states, sometimes we get so involved in the work of the Lord we forget the Lord of the work.

Do yourself a favor – listen to this:

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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