Thursday, May 12, 2011


“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. John 3 : 16-18

Standing before a judge with the realization that he or she has the power make a decision that will effect your life must be frightening, whether you are innocent or guilty. Any visit to a jail to minister to those incarcerated there will usually involve a conversation about trials, sentencing, lawyers and judges. Every inmate knows all about the judge they will stand before. They speak with fear about some of them, and relief about others.

The legal process is a frequent topic of conversation and most inmates want to share their story. Not the story of what they did wrong, rather the hopeful details of the best outcome for them. They don't seek your opinion, they want you to pray. It's always the first prayer request. " My court date is___________ and I hope Judge so and so will ________. This blank usually involves release. We counsel them to place their hope in the Lord Jesus, not in a judge or a date.

The mission of Hope Aglow is to share the good news that with God, judgment ended at Calvary. Jesus Christ has justified us, our debt is paid. Removing the fear of judgment is powerful, life changing and redemptive.

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