Capable of Being Saved

 

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She was 6 years old, and at the end of the Bible lesson during 5-Day Club, she came up to tell me she needed Jesus to help her with her sin problem. As I asked her questions about the gospel, she answered every question correctly and prayed using her own words. “Please take away my sins.”

The next day after the Bible lesson, she came back again. “What’s wrong, Morgan?” (named changed)

“I can’t stop stealing. Jesus needs to help me.” It turned out that Morgan was a kleptomaniac. She couldn’t help herself. Every day she would take something from her mom’s purse or from the house. She didn’t know why she was doing it, she knew she couldn’t stop on her own, and she was wondering if Jesus could help her.

We talked for a long time about how Jesus can help us gain victory over sin habits. Every day at the end of Bible lesson, Morgan came back saying, “I need more help. I failed again today.”

On the fifth and last day of club, Morgan came back again, but this time she had a huge smile on her face. “I let Jesus help me this time, and when I wanted to steal something, I asked Jesus to help me not to. The next thing I knew, I was playing outside. I went all day without stealing anything. Wow, I didn’t think that was possible! This is the first day I can remember not stealing something….”

This was the first of many days to come where Morgan did not steal anything. “As soon as a child is capable of being lost, [he] is capable of being saved.” –C.H. Spurgeon

*The above is a true story from Chicago CEF*

 

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Dear Chicago JoinSharePraywebChild Evangelism Fellowship,

On behalf of the Chicago CEF missionary staff, I want to welcome you to your new blog (a blog is an online journal). You may be wondering why you are addressed as the Chicago Child Evangelism Fellowship. It is because CEF is a fellowship of people united by a common goal; that is the evangelism and discipleship of Chicagoland’s children. So, you are the Chicago Child Evangelism Fellowship. This blog is intended to help call us to action in reaching Chicago’s children for Christ. By God’s grace, it will be updated each week, so check back often for new information, encouragement, and challenges.

If you haven’t already, go to our Facebook page and click on the “like” button. Whenever there are new updates, Facebook will help you to know to visit the blog. We call the “like” stage, “joining”. After joining, would you pray with us for the needs of  Chicago? In addition to information, encouragement, etc, Facebook and the blog will help to guide our prayers for each other. This second stage is simply called, “pray”. After joining and praying, let each of us go and share our passion for reaching children with the Gospel. You can “share” by talking to your friends, emailing them updates, or by clicking “like” on each CEF post on Facebook, and by clicking “share”.