What does the forgiveness of sins look like?
"Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." (Isaiah 55:1)
When Jesus Christ began His public ministry of proclaiming the divine message for fallen sinners, He announced that the time was fulfilled and the kingdom was at hand. This basic summary of His message is followed with His call to the hearers of the Word to repent and believe.
We again hear that proclamation tomorrow morning from the Gospel of Mark (chapter 1, verses 14-15). What's this kingdom about? You and me as debtors being told "come, buy and eat" though you have nothing to contribute!
If the grace of God stirs you to respond in faith, come and worship Him in your local church!
In the afternoon you can continue to receive spiritual wine, milk, and solid food from God's Word. Come and hear the proclamation of our God to us! From the opening call to worship to the closing benediction we hear that Word and respond in praise, prayer, confession, and in the giving of gifts for the care of our neighbours. Hebrews 13:1-7 is our sermon text as we approach the end of the book of Hebrews!
"Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David." (Isaiah 55:3)