In this second installment of Pastor Kevin’s three-part “Start Over” series, he looks at Jesus’ interaction with Zacchaeus while answering the question, “How do we let go a past that won’t let go of us?”
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Today, whether you feel like Bob Wiley on your way up a ladder, or Dr. Leo Marvin on your way down a chute, know this: God is with you. And the game’s not over until he gets you across the finish line. He who began a good work in you will see it through to completion, not because you’re so good - but because he is (Phil. 1:8).
Why did God give us the law? Here, Paul says that it’s not to justify us; it’s not to give us a roadmap to earn forgiveness (justification) through good behavior and religion. It’s to make us look deep into sin’s wound, to diagnose the breadth and depth of our need of healing, and drive us to the only One who can deliver us: the Great Physician, Jesus Christ.