The Cordova Times - Clergy Corner - "I Surrender All", Pastor Gary Barnes
by Pastor Gary Barnes - for the Cordova Times
Many people wonder what it means to be a Christian. Even in this modern age where things move so fast and technology seems to transform our daily lives constantly, the old song, "I surrender all" still sums up a lot of what the Christian faith should be: a denial of self- centeredness and an embracing of God's plan to redeem us from certain eternal death, into eternal life. That begins with us recognizing that we have all fallen short of the Lord's requirements for entering heaven itself. Isaiah 64:6 says, All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
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