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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Spam (not the meat) (11/03/11)

TITLE: JESUS SAVES
By Hazel Robinson
11/09/11


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JESUS SAVES
In searching “Google,” on the Internet, to get an accurate definition of the computerized word SPAM, I came up with: Unsolicited, Commercial, E-mails; and further, quoting from Google:
“We’ve all received those unsolicited, commercial junk e-mails that try to sell us nothing we want and everything we don’t want. They’re called “junk mail.” They clog our in-boxes and force our e-mail filters to work in overdrive. (The computer industry has labeled these actions, SPAM.) Sometimes we have more SPAM than we do correspondence. You might ask, ‘Where did the term come from?’ Well, Google also states, “This is a mystery that rivals urban legend,” and goes on to say, “There is nothing more frustrating than finding that we have been specifically targeted by spammers.”
“Separation of church and state is said to be a part of the American Constitution. However, in these modern times, I wonder if the statement has not been taken to the extreme. Who lives in the states – people! Who is it that goes to church – people! The word “religion” has also, possibly, been taken out of context. Christians religiously go to church; our religion is Christianity, which is not just about going to church. Christianity is a relationship with God the Father, through Jesus Christ, who died to save us – that’s why we call Him Savior!
Because society is so adamant in its efforts to keep “church and state” separated, one could imagine that if an organization was to start sending e-mails all over the country, with just the message, “Jesus Saves,” a lot of curiosity would be aroused – both pro and con. Needless to say, a door might be opened for the ACLU and other anti-Christian thought people, that could result in denial for Christians to participate in a Spam program; that is, if it came to that. On the positive side, though, some will want to know more!
Yet, to tell the world about Jesus, the One Who has the answers to all of our problems; the One Who is THE ONLY WAY, might be almost considered criminal when compared to the countless, worthless e-mails sent daily.

Imagine receiving an e-mail or a group of e-mails such as this: “GET YOUR MIND RENEWED – BE TRANSFORMED! How? It’s easy! ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.’(Proverbs 3:5-6). Remember in the Book of Acts, chapter 16, with Paul and Silas and the Philippian Jailor? The distraught jailor asked Paul, ‘What must I do to be saved?’ Paul’s answer, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you, and your family, shall be saved.
Once belief turns to faith and we come to understand what faith is – there is no stopping us because the Holy Word says, “Faith can move mountains. Read in the Book of Matthew where Jesus says, “If you say unto this mountain, be thou removed…it shall be done,” and, in Hebrews, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for.” In other words, faith makes hope real, and Jesus is the Substance. In the Book of Ephesians, we are told, “As dear children, be ye imitators of God.” Jesus is our example; but, it all begins with faith. Why faith - because God is faithful - He is full of faith!
GOD IS FAITHFUL
His Word tells me
That He is faithful.
When I fall short,
Along the way –
Still, He’s faithful.

It tells me how,
In all I do,
To ever keep His precious truth;
Acknowledge, trust,
Depend on Him,
And He will be faithful.

Belief is strong,
All hope is sure –
Because He’s faithful;
And by His love,
That He has shown
To die upon
The Cross alone,
And suffer pain.
For all my sin –
So that I can
The victory win –
Eternal life!
His grace for grace!
God is so faithful!

His powerful love
Gives me the best,
To fight temptation -
When Satan tests;
He’ll not deny;
He cannot lie!
He’s God!
He’s so faithful!


The Apostle Peter writes, “Always be ready to give every person the reason for the hope that is within you in meekness and fear; while the apostle John writes, “They will know you by your fruit.” In the final analysis, it is us to us to not only tell the world, but we must show the world that “JESUS SAVES.” Let us, by the life we live, be SPAMMERS FOR GOD.


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Camille (C D) Swanson 11/17/11
Beautiful message throughout, and nicely written. I especially liked the last line.

Good job! God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/19/11
I think you covered the topic in a creative way. While many may have a similar message, you had a fresh spin on it.

I think your story would be stronger if you worked on your flow a bit. You abruptly seem to jump from one thought to the next. Just rearranging some of the sentences would help ease the transition.

Your message is strong and clear. A lot of people have expressed the same concerns. The country is certainly changing.