Hervey Bay Presbyterian Church

God’s effectual call of grace!

Rosaria Butterfield
Rosaria Butterfield

I found myself in tears reading this story.  Why?

There is hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  The Gospel is life-giving, because it is the Word of God.  It is like a hammer smashing the rock, and the sword that penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, judging the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

No preacher can do that.  But God uses the foolishness of preaching as His instrument.

I cried because my attitude and pastoral care for the lost, especially those struggling with major issues like Rosaria, should not be to condemn, but to proclaim the World unadulterated and true with pastoral understanding, and pray for the Spirit to do the convicting.  Only then will it be for real.

Like in the life of Rosaria Butterfield.

And I pray, “Lord, may we see more of this,  more frequently, more gloriously!”

I trust you will get great encouragement fro reading this story.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/january-february/my-train-wreck-conversion.html?paging=off

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