• RE: I'm hoping to find a mentor

    @Anthony

    Hi, I will be honored to mentor you through the Bootcamp course. You will get an email from me that introduces me to you. Looking forward to reading and responding to your answers.

    posted in Purity
  • Follow Up Course day 11 q8

    This was a wonderful and encouraging response today

    Question 8. How are you today? Is the good news of the cross breathing life into your heart? And if not, even if you are struggling or failing, please share with your mentor, who longs to pray for and with you, and share God’s own counsel from His Word.
    I am so thankful to Christ for the amazing ministry that is Setting Captives Free.

    These courses have been an incredible journey into a relationship with Christ that wasn’t there before. Having discipline and focus to come the cross each day has been life changing. I am finally seeing the prospect of lasting freedom from sin.

    I would pray that I can continue on this path towards the cross and away from this world.

    posted in Purity Course
  • RE: I'm hoping to find a mentor

    @Anthony Which course are you taking?

    posted in Purity
  • Day 27 q9

    I so loved this heartfelt response from Mitchell

    Question 9. As we close this lesson today, what thoughts do you have about the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for you right now?

    It’s hard for me to put into words what the sacrifice of Jesus Christ means to me. I think about it and I want to cry for what we did to Him but my whole body wants to rejoice and be thankful. I have been plagued with temptation this week and had to make some adjustments to my battle plan. When I look at the sacrifice that was made by Jesus, all thoughts of temptation melt away and all I can think about is praising His name. Lord Jesus, I am so thankful for You. May you please help me to come to You every day and never put a name above yours.

    posted in Purity Course
  • Looking to Jesus Day 10: Acceptance

    Denise says;

    I like that the lesson pointed out what righteousness means. I tend to forget this and get caught up with associating righteousness with only meaning perfect obedience. Not realizing that perfect obedience is the cause and not the effect. We are righteous (accepted by God) forever because of the credit of the perfect obedience of Jesus freely given to us at the cross, in exchange for all our sins! What an amazing gift!

    This part really spoke to me: Jesus sacrificed Himself on the cross so that when God looks at you through the blood of Jesus, you are seen as perfect. God loves and accepts you! Because you are in Christ, because you are one with Christ, you eternally hear, "This is my Son (or daughter), whom I love; with him/her I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:17).

    People always say, myself included when they die, they hope the Father will look at their life and say " I am well pleased" or "well done my good and faithful servant" How sad that is because it means they have not fully believed and accepted Jesus sacrifice of his life for them on the cross; His righteousness given to them in exchange for their sins as the only thing that makes the Father pleased with them. They are instead hoping in their works and good deeds and efforts to live godly as "the thing" that will make God pleased with them. As humble as their hope to hear God say "well pleased" sounds, it is full of sinful pride and unbelief and is the very thing that will draw out God's displeasure towards them.

    May we always abandon hope in the sinful pride of trying to earn God's love, favor, and acceptance. To do so presumes that our sacrifices are more holy and pure and acceptable than the sacrifice Jesus life, His blood poured out on the Cross. Instead, may we humble ourselves by abandoning hope in ourselves and fall at the foot of the cross believing and receiving the blood sacrifice of Jesus alone that makes us acceptable. When we do, we don't have to wait until we die to hear the Father say He is well pleased with us. Because of our faith in Jesus's sacrifice for us on the cross, the Father says it to us now, today!

    posted in Looking to Jesus
  • Looking to Jesus Day 11: Bitteness

    Amy C. says;

    This day right here was exactly what I needed to hear. Something I've been struggling with. The place of Christ's ultimate betrayal is where we find complete healing. I need to continue to focus on that. God's ways are not like our ways. The whole application was wonderful. I was answering aloud and really pondering. This spoke to my heart;

    "the reason you can forgive your offender is that you aren't extending forgiveness based on the worthiness of your offender but based on the worthiness of your savior"

    I can like Jesus entrust myself to the One who judges justly

    posted in Looking to Jesus
  • Looking To Jesus Day 12: Wounded

    Amy says;

    I visualized myself coming to the Cross and looking up-seeing his wounds and pain-that all the things I'm feeling-past and now-so I can be healed. He tasted death for little oh me and by His wounds, I am healed. Jesus reversed all my wrongs and has set things right. For me, it's something I have to daily remind myself to look at the cross when my heart and thoughts start to focus on the pain and hurt of this world.

    posted in Looking to Jesus
  • RE: My husband died.

    @SR-Coker said in My husband died.:

    I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
    I pray that God will give you strength and courage in your time of bereavement. And that you take comfort in the promises of the Gospel, in the love of family and friends and the prayers of God's people for you.

    posted in Setting Captives Free Prayer Requests
  • New Devotional Available

    And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Hebrews 12:1-2 NLT

    Would you like to experience what it means to be transformed into the same image as Jesus by looking to Him? We invited you to the 30 day devotional of Looking to Jesus for all the issues of life. It is also available in print and eBook format.

    posted in Looking to Jesus - A 30 Day Devotional for Transformation
  • RE: My husband died.

    @SR-Coker We are united in prayer for you as you look to the cross of Christ and grieve with hope. May the God of all comfort strengthen and encourage your heart as you adapt to life without your dear husband.
    Regarding the unusual email, please forward any emails of that nature directly to helpdesk@settingcaptivesfree.com so that they can investigate further.
    The Lord bless you and keep you in His love and by His grace.

    posted in Setting Captives Free Prayer Requests