Tim Tebow, an ESPN analyst and a former professional football and baseball player, shared in a new Instagram post that pain in life – whether heartache, disappointment, setbacks in the workplace, or the loss of a loved one – can be used by God if Christians trust Him.
This week, we’ve been exploring God’s promise to “heal our land” if his people will “humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways” (2 Chronicles 7:14). We’ve discussed the humility that admits we need what only God can do, the intercession that seeks his gracious favor for our people, and the importance of seeking his “face” in personal intimacy with the Almighty. Today, we’ll consider God’s call for his people to “turn from their wicked ways.” How can we live in such spiritual victory each day?
Today launches our annual Wilberforce Weekend. Ten years ago, Chuck Colson gave what would be his final message, at a Wilberforce Weekend event. His message that day was that the world needed the Church to be the Church. His call that day remains the central purpose of the Wilberforce Weekend. This weekend, we will be looking at salvation and redemption from every possible angle we can, in order to better live a life that is redeemed.
Chuck’s life was a wonderful redemption story. Today on Breakpoint, I wanted you to hear Chuck Colson, in his own voice and his own words, tell his own redemption story.
Each year, the Colson Center gathers with Christians from across the country for an event named in abolitionist William Wilberforce’s honor. The Wilberforce Weekend will be held in Orlando, Florida, May 13-15. This year’s conference will explore, from a variety of angles, the scale and scope of God’s redemptive work in Jesus Christ.
The only way for us not to fall in the wrong direction is to join in the story of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. This is the grand narrative of Christ redeeming His creation, using His people throughout the ages to work for the well-being of others and to change society. Until Christ comes again, the hurting will always be with us. But that doesn’t mean we should tolerate it.