“The story that shook the church and the world couldn’t stomach – but it was also the story that shook the world and the church couldn’t stomach!
It might be hard to accept at first. When I left prison, a changed man, I knew that I didn’t have to prove myself to anyone any longer – the only thing I had to do was find a church!
I needed a church – I needed God more than most, you could argue. But the church didn’t need me! What I didn’t know at the time – I was spared the details in order to protect me – was that the prison chaplain couldn’t find a local church willing to take me – they simply didn’t want me!”
Rescued! is the second in a series of booklets produced by Misfits Ministries – reaching the lost, the least, the lonely and the lepers. The author explains how he was Rescued, Released, Redeemed and Restored – and it all started with Repentance. Shame is a powerful and toxic feeling – but it doesn’t have to affect your life forever.
Every week, we’ve dedicated #FridayForGiving – giving you a free gift every Friday – or, every now and again, we will ask you to give to a particular cause, fundraiser or appeal. What will you give this Friday?
It’s also a play on words – Friday Forgiving – maybe that’s what you have to give this Friday – forgiveness. Who do you need to forgive this Friday? Maybe it’s yourself? Maybe it’s someone else – don’t let another week go by without taking the opportunity to get things sorted.