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18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

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Daily Living – Episode 26 – Phillip Hanes

Daily Living – Episode 26 – Phillip Hanes

Forgiveness – Do I Celebrate My Rescue?

AUTHOR: DR. PHILLIP HANES

Read: Romans 5:8 and 1 Peter 3:15

When you strive for a goal, you will want to know how you are doing in your efforts.

In our Idlewild Baptist Church Mission Statement, we have established a set of measures to help us determine how we are doing in achieving our goals.

Our Mission Statement says we are to be – “Giving ourselves daily to help each one live in the rescuing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Our first measure is Forgiveness, and we ask the question, “Am I celebrating my rescue?”

Romans 5:8 gives us assurance that God has long desired – and chosen to forgive US!

It says, “God demonstrates His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us!”

The word demonstrates is in the present tense – it means that it is a continuing action. The Lord continues to demonstrate His love for us!

Even knowing EVERYTHING about us – as sinners – He still chose and still chooses to love us – demonstrated through the gift of Jesus Christ!
That is worth celebrating!!!

And when you celebrate something, when you are eternally grateful for something, you can help but be noticed and then YOU get to share with others the difference that Jesus made and makes in your life!

1 Peter 3:15 reminds us, “Worship Christ as Lord of your life and always be ready to give an account of the hope that is within you and do so with gentleness and respect.”

Don’t forget to celebrate YOUR rescue today and let others know of your hope in Jesus!