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00662 - Sin Is The Jail, God Is The Key

This is where the message of John the Baptist becomes particularly poignant. He called for repentance, preparing the way for someone greater – Jesus Christ. As John declared in the wilderness, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near" (Matthew 3:2 NIV), he laid the groundwork for the coming of Jesus, the Lamb who takes away the world's sin. 

The people's confusion in John's time mirrors our uncertainties today. John proclaimed he was not the Messiah but the herald of the faithful Saviour, Jesus. 

In Him, we find release from the shackles of sin and the promise of a new beginning. By forsaking our past and turning to Christ, we unlock the jail of sin to a future filled with hope, grace, and truth. This will guide us as we navigate life, anchored in the knowledge that in Jesus, we have the ultimate key to freedom and eternal life.


To be released from the prison of sin, we need the key, Jesus.


Lord, help me become untangled from sin and embrace your freedom. Amen.

Action Point

What are the sin issues you struggle with? Ask God for help to be free of them.

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(NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Written by Reuben Brettle, edited by Carl Brettle

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