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Walk with Me

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November 27, 2022 7:00 pm

Walk with Me

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

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November 27, 2022 7:00 pm

A few years ago a popular song hit the charts, with a gospel choir singing the chorus, “Jesus walks with me.” Behind the lyrics lies a powerful story.

The choir was started by jazz musician Curtis Lundy when he entered a treatment program for cocaine addiction. Drawing fellow addicts together and finding inspiration in an old hymnal, he wrote that chorus as a hymn of hope for those in rehab. “We were singing for our lives,” one choir member says of the song. “We were asking Jesus to save us, to help us get out of the drugs.” Another found that her chronic pain subsided when she sang the song. That choir wasn’t just singing words on a sheet, but offering desperate prayers for redemption.

Today’s Scripture reading describes their experience well. In Christ, our God has appeared to offer salvation to all (Titus 2:11). While eternal life is part of this gift (v. 13), God is working on us now, empowering us to regain self-control, say no to worldly passions, and redeem us for life with Him (vv. 12, 14). As the choir members found, Jesus doesn’t just forgive our sins—He frees us from destructive lifestyles.

Jesus walks with me. And you. And anyone who cries out to Him for help. He’s with us, offering hope for the future and salvation now.

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Thanks for joining us for today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. I'm Sheridan Voisey and I've titled our reading, Walk With Me. A few years ago, a popular song hit the charts with a gospel choir singing the chorus, Jesus Walks With Me. Behind the lyrics lies a powerful story.

The choir was started by jazz musician Curtis Lundy when he entered a treatment program for cocaine addiction. Drawing fellow addicts together and finding inspiration in an old hymnal, he wrote that chorus as a hymn of hope for those in rehab. We were singing for our lives, one choir member says of the song. We were asking Jesus to save us, to help us get out of the drugs.

Another found that her chronic pain subsided when she sang the song. That choir wasn't just singing words on a sheet, but offering desperate prayers for redemption. In Christ, our God has appeared to offer salvation to all people. While eternal life is part of this gift, God is working on us now, empowering us to regain self-control, say no to worldly passions, and redeem us for life with Him. As the choir members found, Jesus doesn't just forgive our sins, He frees us from destructive lifestyles. Jesus walks with me, and you, and anyone who cries out to Him for help. He's with us, offering hope for the future and salvation now. Today's scripture reading is from Titus chapter 2 verses 11 to 14. For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.

It teaches us to say no to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age while we wait for the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good. Let's pray together. Jesus, we need you. Would you forgive our sins, free us from destructive habits, and change us from the inside out? Thank you that your sacrificial death and powerful resurrection have broken the power of sin and death over our lives, freeing us to grow more and more into who You've meant us to be all along, every single day. Lord, we ask for this change even more, even today, and we ask it in Jesus' powerful name. Amen. Thanks for listening today. My name is Sheridan Voisey and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
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