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The Beauty of Practicing What You Preach

October 11, 2010
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From Jacksonville, Florida:

A crook who broke into a Springfield church using a cross and stole thousands of dollars in equipment has been forgiven….

At Sunday morning’s service, praise and music echoed as loud as ever. That’s because the burglar returned for forgiveness.

“He wanted prayer. He wanted help so they wouldn’t get him,” Scott (the pastor) said. “And ironically, the name of the church is The Embassy, so we protected him, and today he showed back up to church. We prayed for him. He cried and joined the church.

Read the rest of the story here.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Josh permalink
    October 11, 2010 2:17 pm

    This blog is good to point out what’s so wrong with modern Christianity, but stories like this make me really glad that there are still people who practice what Jesus said to do. It’s nice to see this kind of thing in such a sea of misguided people.

  2. Wes permalink*
    October 11, 2010 2:27 pm

    Completely agree. We have to be careful not to get so caught up in exposing the ridiculous that we forget to lift up people like this. Doesn’t always result in page views, but I think it’s important.

  3. October 11, 2010 7:33 pm

    I’m really glad you went back to the church Wes. It all starts with admitting you have a problem with stealing.

    Great story. Always good to be reminded that despite all our flaws there are bright spots in the American Church

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