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  • Just in Case You Think…

    February 26, 2021

    Just in case you think God doesn’t have you.


    Jesus Himself says, “For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined…” (Luke 22:22a).  On the night before Good Friday, Jesus speaks these words of His Father’s plan. He trusts His Father. The Father had Him.


    DETERMINED means fixed, designated, a definite plan.


    The Holy Spirit uses it others places:


    “And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having DETERMINED allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,” Acts 17:26.


    And,


    “This Jesus, delivered up according to the DEFINITE plan and foreknowledge of God…” (Acts 2:23).


    And,


    “Again He appoints a certain day, ‘Today,’ saying…” (Hebrews 4:7).


    By His plan, God fixed:

    • the day when Jesus would be crucified,
    • the boundaries where people live,
    • the current time and day for people to come to faith,
    • and, the Final Day of Judgment.


    Jesus’ words to sinking Peter resonate: “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31).


    Peter let the stormy sea and strong winds weaken his faith.


    Trust God.


    He has you.Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran

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