Way of Life

Acts 5:19-20
But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, “Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life.”

The apostles had been thrown in jail for preaching about the resurrected Jesus. An angel freed them and told them to “tell people everything about this life.” This “life.” The angel didn’t say to tell everything about a “set of beliefs”, a “set of practices,” or a “set of rules.” Jesus showed us the way of life that would free us now…bring salvation to us now…help us to bring about the kingdom of God now. The rules and guidelines are a nice start and necessary foundation…but they are meaningless if we aren’t living the way of Jesus. Are we a living example of mercy, forgiveness and compassion? How are we doing with loving our neighbor and loving our enemies?

Suggested song of the day– “Salvation” on the Live to Love album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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