February 18, 2024

Salvation Out Of Shame

Text: 1 Samuel 11
Rev. John Downs

In the history of Israel, place carried a sense of significance, whether Gibeah, Jabesh-gilead or Gilgal.  So, too, in the life of faith in Christ, we are reminded of the sense of place as we journey from an initial place of shame due to the sin within us, to a place of salvation purchased for us by Christ taking on our sin and shame at the cross.  From there, the journey of faith carries us on toward the great celebration that we will enjoy for all eternity in the presence of our savior.