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Damaged Goods

  • Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, 'This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner.' Jesus answered him, 'Simon, I have something to tell you.' He said, 'Teacher, say on.' 'A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they couldn't pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?' Simon answered, 'He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most.' He said to him, 'You have judged correctly.' Luke 7:39 WEB

    The woman wept at the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair, while the religious man looked on in pure disdain. He was shocked that Jesus would allow such a person to touch even His feet. "Touch me not" was a big thing to religious people at the time. Those that were sinners, unclean or diseased were put out of the social circle. Jesus touched them and allowed them to touch Him.

    While the Pharisee thought these things, Jesus told him the parable about two people that owed a certain money lender, one five hundred and the other fifty. Neither could pay it so he forgave them both their debt.

    Then Jesus asked, which of them would love him more? The one who had the greater debt forgiven was the answer. Then Jesus went on to tell the religious man that this lost person that strayed from the path of virtue, loved God more than he ever did. Wow. What a stark comparison of the warm heart of God towards the lost sinner, and the coldness of a religious actor towards the same person.

    People often go by His name, but do not carry His loving nature. God loves sinners and welcomes them with open arms. Do not let organized religion turn you away from getting to know Him yourself. Also, do not let the things that you have been through make you feel unworthy of His love.

    God can handle damaged goods. He was there when the damage took place, and you will never know how much He loves you until you surrender your heart to Him and let Him heal it. He can put your life back together again, where others have only broken it.

    Prayer: Father please bring healing to me life. Heal my emotions, balance my mood swings, make me stable in You. Repair the damage Lord, I look to You. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen Amen Amen!!!!! YES! Father PLEASE bring your great healing to me!! Heal my EMOTIONS!!! Balance my MOOD SWINGS!!!!! Please make me stable in you. Repair the damage and make me FEEL whole again. You have blessed me so much already Lord! Thank you for all my blessings, grace, and mercy from you Father. Let the words on my lips and the meditation in my heart be your words and thoughts Lord and Let my words be uplifting to others please. In Jesus name  ~Amen~ Thank you Pastor, You've got the gift. What a moving message. Blessings
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Susan P
Susan P Please bless my precious sister, Lord, with your great healing and restoration. 
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrelledited: September 12, 2015 Hello Dianna, Jesus said in Matthew 6:33; Seek first the kingdom of God and His rightesness, and all these things will be added to you. I suggest to you that you start asking God what that really means in your life, and let Him change you as He sees fit. God is so awesome the He will take His time to make those changes for you if you let Him!
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Deleted Member Amen, Diana, what a beautiful prayer, thank you so much for sharing. Love you.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepleredited: September 13, 2015 Blessings Dianna!  One day at a time even one hour at a time if needed He takes thru us and brings healing to mind, body, & soul.  
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Susan P
Susan Pedited: September 12, 2015 Jesus, please heal my damaged emotions so I can feel your love.  Please make the adjustments I am unable to make in my own strength.  Thank you for your patience and your grace. 
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Deleted Member Amen, a beautiful prayer and I pray this also over myself. Thank you so for sharing. Love you.
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell What is it that makes men think they are better than the next man? I see this so often, and it just makes me wonder. Jesus said in John 17 that He prayed that we all become one in order to show the world that the Father had sent Him. We still have so far to go. If you could only know how prophetic this word truly is in my life today!
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Rose Theuret
Rose Theuret Lord thank you for this devotional this morning. I need my emotions , mood swings and depression back in order. Please help me to become closer to you day by day. In your heavenly name I pray, Amen.
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Praying for and with you today Rose - I know the feelings only too well.  I want to be like the roller coaster at rest....avoiding the ups and downs.  God bless you!
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Deleted Member Amen, I sure know what you mean, Carol, I want to be at rest too, not letting the world, make me feel like I am on the roller coaster too. Prayers for you. Love you.
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Your messages always cheer me up.  You are so consistent in your love and encouragement Tamara.  Hope all is going well with you and your family.  May the Lord bring much peace and love to our homes!
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Deleted Member Amen, prayers being sent up for you. Jesus loves you so much. I pray for your healing over your depression, emotions and all things that are troubling your heart and soul, mind and body in Jesus Name we pray and believe. 
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you lord for picking me up and healing my body and putting your word in me amen
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Deleted Member Amen, He sure can heal and make all things new, when no one else can.
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Justin Strus
Justin Strus This really hits home with me. Knowing about my past and knowing I've been forgiven, set free, washed clean by His blood is an amazing things. Words can't express it. The only thing I know to do is to pick up my cross daily and allow Him complete control. Keep this in mind: our "history" is really "His story" God bless everyone :)
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Deleted Member Amen, what an amazing testimony and words of encouragement for me today. God bless you too.
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan Thank you Lord . For letting me see through your eyes  And loving people with the love of God  You placed in my heart .
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Deleted Member Amen. God is so good.
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Khalilah Horton- Spencer
Khalilah Horton- Spencer Pastor Todd and 1st Lady the message yesterday was on time for me and family. Your words about the the scripture reminded me of how God is always with his people. If we are obedient to his word. Fiery trials will come , but God always steps in and make everything alright. You see we have to have an uncompromising faith and God will do the rest! Hallelujah, good God from on high. Pastor please stay encouraged you are helping hundreds through this online church. I am praying boldly with you that God pours out his blessings  for you and 1st Lady. The God of peace be with you. Be blessed!
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Deleted Member Amen, I pray over RHM with you, believing for greater things that we could ever imagine. God is wonderful things in store and greater blessings than ever before. 
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, Thank you Pastor dion for the wonderful word from the Lord.
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder Thank you once again, Pastor Todd. It's obvious to me that God is able to use you because He always gives me the message I need at the time I need it through you. I have been blessed by God to have discovered your website.
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Deleted Member Amen, God always knows what we need, just in time. He is never too late. He loves us so much. God bless you.
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Thank you Lord for loving sinners and saving us with your grace.  Beautiful message Pastor Todd, may God continue to use you.
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Dione Baker
Dione Bakeredited: September 12, 2015 Amen, In Yeshua's Powerful Name, I receive this!!!! Thank you Pastor for this word! 
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! He is so good! He can heal the deepest wounds ! There is no Counselor that can compare with the healing touch of our Father!
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Deleted Member Amen, there is no one or anything that can heal and touch our hearts like Jesus can. I am so thankful for Him being in my heart.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield This reminds me of working as an RN in the mid 80s when AIDS was just starting to rear it's ugly head. The affected patients were kept in Isolation and we had to don gowns and gloves and masks before rendering care. They seldom had any visitors. I recall the day I touched an AIDS victum and my co-workers thought I was insane. But here I am, more than 30 years later. I am not HIV positive, and I believe I made a difference in that poor young man's life.
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geneva miller
geneva miller You are a beautiful precious person, when we love with Christ love, no harm shall befall us, for He is our Deliverer....youe spirit is one of sheer generosity.... ;-)
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Deleted Member Amen, if we serve Jesus with our whole heart and soul, He will take care of us, we must be about the Father's business, helping and loving the ones, that so many people have cast aside, we are to love all like Jesus did and still does. 
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Deleted Member Amen, we are to love all and care for all, just like Jesus did.
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geneva miller
geneva miller Wow the word from our Lord, to us is always right on time, thank you so much Pastor, for todays prayer, as it was precisely exactly what I needed. Thank you for being His vessel and bringing His word to us each and every day...... Sincerely Geneva, your sister in Christ;-)))))
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Deleted Member Amen, I too, thank our Pastor for letting God lead him and direct his words, because it is always on time for me too. I so want to be like Jesus and love and care for the hurting of this world. I want to bring a light shining so bright in this dark world that others can see Jesus in me. I want to live my life for Him. He loves us so and I want to share the love He has for us with others.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen! Amen! Amen! Thank you Father for loving me unconditionally, in Jesus precious name.
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Thank you I so needed to here this today .God Bless you for all you do .
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen Amen Amen!!!
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell And it's when we really become "broken" that we really get to know Him.  
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Deleted Member Amen, being broken can surely make you humble and let God then begin to mold you to be what He wants us to be. He loves us so much, that He will pick up the broken pieces of our lives and put them all back together in the right place, to be used for His Glory and purpose. God is so good.
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Bless you Pastor Dion for this. It's something I struggle with and need to be reminded of. <3 God, first and foremost, is love. 
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good and He loves us so much. 
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Deleted Member I pray for Jesus to heal the brokenness in me, let me be a shining light, through the darkness of this world.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I love these stories/parables Jesus teaches.  Sooo down to earth.  I love real.   I think of Christian title today, Acts is where Christ followers received the name Christian.  There are many Christians today yet how many are Christ followers?  About an 1 hour or more the Pope visits Philly.  The Holy Father as is his title.  There is only one Holy a Father & He sit s in Heaven.  Truly over the Pope.  It is the church teaching not the Bible teachings.  I believe God loves the Pope.  Thank Pastor Dion teachings that keep us real!
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, I thank you for saving a wretch like me.  I love You Today God!
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Deanne Rascas
Deanne Rascas Around 10 yrs. ago, I too felt like damaged goods! I was fighting a losing battle with an addiction until I turned to the Lord and laid it at his feet. God is so faithful! I started to beat my addiction as soon as I gave it over to him and I remain free from the bondages of Satan to this day! Thank you Father! And thank you Pastor Dion for pointing me in the right direction every morning!
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
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Dianne Freeman
Dianne Freeman Amen!!!
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