Isn’t It Ironic?

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If you are from my era, you may be singing, humming, or at least thinking the lyrics from Alanis Morrisette’s song “Ironic”. Before you go questioning my salvation or sanctification, this post has nothing to do with the song of the singer. And all the spiritual folk said, “Amen!”

This Sunday, our church is moving into another facility. If you have been involved in a church plant, you know the thrills (or frustrations) of having to move around. The irony of this is in the location. First, it is directly in front of the building where we met for 9 months. Second, the building has multiple offices. Our entrance is the same one that is used for the public defender’s office. Hang a left for the public defender and a right to my office and the conference room where we will hold our worship services. As I sat in my office for the first time today, no one was responding at the public defender’s office. Therefore, the guy who needed to speak to someone there tells me why he is there. He is trying to put down a payment to get his friend out of jail and was running into a few snags. I pray that the public defender’s office sign will not be a deterrent. Overcomers does not care about your past. Our desire is that people enter a relationship with Jesus Christ and begin their new life without looking back.

Speaking of public defenders, Jesus is our Defender. First John 2:1 says, “My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous” (NLT). When you give your life to Christ, He becomes your Defender. The devil is your accuser, but Jesus is your Defender. He will plead your case before God the Father. You have no need to fear. Even when people will try to speak evil against you because of your faith and make up lies about you, Jesus will take care of it. God is just, and sin does not go unpunished.

While there may be irony to some degree in our location, it is totally planned before the foundation of the world that Jesus Christ would be the Defender of all who would place their faith and trust in Christ. If you have no defender today, Jesus stands ready to welcome you home. Turn from your sin and turn to Him today.

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6 thoughts on “Isn’t It Ironic?

  1. That’s exciting that you guys are moving into a new facility! Praying that God brings a lot of new people there and that a lot of lives are impacted through your ministry! Also – so true that Jesus is our defender!😃🙌

  2. I love irony. Good post.

    As for moving a church around, a little over ten years ago our church had a massive expansion. It took much longer than anticipated. We built a multi-purpose room that became our sanctuary while that was renovated and expanded with a massive pipe organ being installed. At one point, I taught the only adult Sunday school class, because there wasn’t enough free space to have more than one class, having combined grades for the youth classes already. You get cozy when you are teaching in one third of the Fellowship Hall with junk usually stored in closets piled on one side and construction material is stored on the other.

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