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  • Writer's pictureJack Hager

>Keep Bragging on Jesus Even Though You Can’t Save Anyone!

>Acts 26.17,18 records Jesus’ commission to Paul: “ whom I am sending you, to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” Wait a minute! Jesus is sending Paul to do that which only Jesus (and Holy Spirit) can do! Yeah, but that did not cause Paul to not obey! He was obedient and honored to be used as a means to accomplish Jesus’ end. Read John Piper’s explanation:

“Don’t stop because you can’t. Of course you can’t. But the fact that you can’t make electricity or create light never stops you from flipping light switches. The fact that you can’t create fire in cylinders never stops you from turning the car key. The fact that you can’t create cell tissue never stops you from eating your meals. So don’t let the fact that you can’t cause the new birth stop you from telling the gospel. That is how people are born again—through the living and abiding word, the good news of Jesus Christ.”
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