There are numerous biblical accounts of those who came from a sinful past, chose a personal relationship with God through Jesus, and went on to become powerful instruments in sharing the message of Jesus. God reveals the depth of his forgiveness by choosing ordinary people, sinners, to carry out his plans.

God Used a ProstituteAlthough Rahab was a prostitute in Jericho, she protected two Israelite spies from the king of Jericho. Because of her faith and what she had done to save the spies, she and her family were saved from death. She put her faith in God, gave birth to Boaz, and became part of the ancestry of Jesus the Messiah (Josh. 2:1-15; 6:22-25; Matt. 1:5a).

He Chose a MurdererDavid saw Bathsheba (Uriah’s wife) bathing and invited her to his palace, where they had sexual relations. When she became pregnant, David had Uriah killed. But God worked in David’s heart and he eventually repented of his sin. God also allowed David to become a great king, and chose both David and Bathsheba to be part of Jesus ancestry (2 Sam. 11:1-5, 14-17; Matt. 1:6).

God values all people that come to him, regardless of a sinful past. And he even uses those people as part of his great salvation plan.

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Upcoming Tours

We would love to walk with you in the Holy Land. Here are upcoming opportunities:

Nov 01 — Nov 15, 2020
Walking with the Patriarchs
Led by George DeJong
Spring 2021
Israel in Depth
Led by George DeJong
Summer 2021
Ancient Paths to Modern Leadership
Led by George DeJong
Sep 18 — Oct 02, 2021
Israel & Turkey in Depth
Led by George DeJong
Fall 2021
Through the Roof
Led by George DeJong