Paul washer dating part 2
And therefore, all answers to prayer are free gifts based on God's mercy.
We do not purchase answers to prayer by anything we say or do; we only plead for the overflow of mercy already purchased by the sacrifice of our Lord.
Two weeks ago I posed the question, "What do answers to prayer depend on?
" The first and most fundamental part of the answer was that all answers to prayer depend on the death of Christ for our sins.
He’d bought it in 1966 when living with actress Jane Asher, but it was only after he married country-loving Linda in 1969 that he began to spend much time there.
We were sitting in a fish restaurant in London and Paul, with Linda at his side, was rhapsodising about the mud and the simplicity of the place, about not having a bathroom and how he’d made the furniture, fixed leaks in the roof and sheared a sheep.
Animals were never shot at High Park Farm: quite the reverse.
This is a common view today—in practice if not in theory.And it is very near the view that Paul had to contend with at Corinth.The problem with this view of the cross is that it leaves out a huge fact—namely, the one Jesus stated in Luke —"If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." When Christ died on the cross for sinners, he not only stood in my place, doing what I never could do (forgiving my sin), but he also showed me what I must do if I would save my life, namely, take up my own cross and join him on the Calvary road of death to self.Most of the joy we long for is still over the horizon.And so the writer of Hebrews says to us (–14), "Let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing abuse for him.