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“Surf Sisters” is a 501(c)3 non-profit branch of the Ride Nature organization. With a focus on reaching out specifically to young woman, Surf Sisters is a woman led ministry that exists with the mission to impact lives through surf outreach, mentoring, and discipleship.
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SURF SISTERS

The Surf Board Gospel

May 8th, 2013

John 5:24, “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life.  They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have passed from death into life.”

 

My favorite surf board is fluorescent green on the outside with a glowing fluorescent yellow on the inside.  It was once even broken into two pieces and is covered in ding repairs; the definition of broken and beaten up.  Yet people often comment how rad it is because of the paint job and a unique concave channel underneath.  Despite all the bruises and scars, I see beauty as light shines through the brokenness.

 

Like me.  I have been beaten up by this world, and by sin.  My heart was broken when I gave it to a guy not right for me.  I was beaten and hurt from drinking and doing drugs.  I have dings from pride, and thinking I can do this life all on my own.  But all of those things left me so broken.  In this broken state, I could do nothing of worth, and life was just empty attempts to be happy.

 

We are all broken because of sin.  It is interesting how people try to fix the hurt caused by sin; their dings.  Just like a surfer who opts for a quick fix to a ding and just puts some wax in it to keep the water out.  This leaves the ding bigger and then worse off than before.  People try to fix their dings with things of this world that never last and end up hurting us more.

 

Finally, I found the only thing that could fill the void in my heart and truly fix me.  Jesus.  He put me back together piece by broken piece.  Jesus healed me, and though I will never be perfect, and I still have scars, He is inside of me, and shines out of my brokenness.  God sees us for who we are in Him, not for our imperfections.

 

He not only healed me, but He gave me a purpose. I have a meaning to my life that is so much greater than just trying to ‘be happy.’  My purpose is bringing Him glory by living set apart for Him.  He transforms those broken pieces and uses us through them for His glory.

 

Jesus came into the earth not to judge us, but to save us.  That is how much God loves us.  He sees us as so beautiful and wants us for eternity, so He made a way for us to get there.  His love is unconditional and never fails.  “For God loved the world so much, that He sent His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

 

We sin, because we are human, but God can’t stand sin.  So God sent Jesus so that we can know God, and Jesus paid the price for our sin on the cross.  He rose from the dead to prove He is the messiah and has power over even death!  He did this to show that we will rise from death also, and that it has no power over His children.

 

In Jesus’s own words, he said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6

 

God gave us the free gift of salvation, and accepting it is simple.  To accept Jesus as your personal Lord and savior, you first have to admit your sins to God and tell Him that you are sorry.  Next, you commit to turning away from them and accept that Jesus died for them making us right with God.  Last, you profess your decision to follow Christ.

 

Remember love is an action, and action speaks louder than words.  To follow Christ is to have a relationship with Him, and that means spending time with him.  Praying, reading the Bible, and being obedient will allow God to lead you in your walk with Him.  It is not easy to go against the grain of the world, but it is so worth it!  All who call upon the name of Jesus will be saved.  The coolest thing about being a Christian that sets us apart from any other faith is that when we invite Jesus in our lives, He gives us His spirit, the Holy Spirit, the living God, to live inside of us.

 

Let this message bring you joy!  Because of Jesus you have true, unconditional love, complete forgiveness, total freedom, and eternal life.  Let the light and life of Jesus shine through you!

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