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Refreshment from the Lord

Anchor Devotional - 02.22.15


"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may
come from the Lord."
(ACTS 3:19)

Acts 3:11-26

Have you ever doubted God’s willingness to forgive you for your sins? Many men I’ve met in prison tell me they feel that way. But often people in the “free world” have an even harder time accepting God’s complete payment for sin in the death of His Son.

Peter was a man who knew the riches of God’s grace firsthand. Even after denying the Lord three times, he was restored to a place of fruitful service in the church (John 21:15-19). Shortly after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, Peter preached a fiery sermon in the Jerusalem temple. With all the zeal of an Old Testament prophet, he charged the men of Israel with the worst crime in all human history – killing the author of life, the Lord Jesus Christ (v. 15).

But Peter’s message doesn’t end in condemnation. Even those who put Jesus to death “by lawless hands” (Acts 2:23, NKJV) will receive eternal refreshment from the Lord if they repent and believe the Gospel. What about you? Will you turn from your sins today through faith in Jesus Christ?

Scripture Focus

Acts 3:11-26

Insight

THERE IS NO SIN TOO GREAT FOR THE BLOOD OF JESUS TO CLEANSE.

(SEE 1 JOHN 1:9)

Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 14
  • Psalm 53
  • Luke 17