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Upcoming Events
OCT

21

SUN
Special Speaker
10:00 AM
Speaker: Evangelist Joel Revalee
Prayer 30 minutes before service
Music Practice
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Special Speaker
6:00 PM
Speaker: Evangelist Joel Revalee
Prayer 30 minutes before service
OCT

24

WED
Men's Prayer
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Ladies’ Prayer
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Adult Bible Study, Youth Group, Children's Church
7:00 PM
Worship and Bible study
Prayer 30 minutes before service
OCT

25

THU
OCT

26

FRI
OCT

27

SAT
District Youth Rally
12:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard, 40 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, MA
Speaker: Bro. Josh Wilson, ALJC National Crusaders President
Host church: Apostolic House of Prayer, 1 Ryans Way, Oak Bluffs, MA
Men's Fellowship
6:30 PM
Inquire for location
Bible Search
The Secret of Reconciliation

The word "reconciliation" means to be restored to divine favor. Christians have been reconciled to God by the blood of Jesus. Romans 5:10 says, "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life." Reconciliation is what allows a sinner to restore his relationship with God.

The secret of reconciliation is that someone has to be willing to take the penalty for wrong. Reconciliation took place because Jesus was willing to suffer for wrong He didn't do.

The Bible tells us that Jesus became sin for us (II Corinthians 5:21). If God hadn't reached out to bridge the gap between mankind and Himself, no one would be able to restore their relationship with God.

The same principle works in human relationships. Many times people have broken relationships because of some wrong. These relations will remain broken until someone is willing to suffer wrong for something they didn't do. 

This is what Jesus did. Jesus suffered wrong for something He didn't do. His sacrifice allowed our relationship to God to be restored. Christians should be the ones willing to accept blame or wrong so that relations can be restored. We should be able to appreciate reconciliation more than anyone else.

The Bible states, "...but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable to God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow in his steps" (I Peter 2:20-21).