I once taught a Bible Study class at my church that was designed for adults with developmental disabilities. We called the class the Specialists, which comes from an idea in a book that I once read. The author mentioned speaking to a group of disability specialists, and I thought that is exactly what each student in this class is — a Specialist! In every class, we talked about loving Jesus and I always told my students that knowing Him was as simple as A, B, C. Just admit, believe, and confess that Jesus is your Lord. Once there were three students in the class all with widely varying abilities.
There was one student in the class who was near to the end of his earthly life and he had very limited abilities, but could still remember his A, B, C’s. If I were to say to Bill, “Knowing Jesus is as simple as what?” He would always answer me with a grin and say, “A, B, C! “
And then there was Charlie, who had a better memory and could answer the question about knowing Jesus by telling me “You have to Admit, Believe, and Confess that Jesus is your Lord.”
Sheri had the greatest abilities in our class and she even knew how to read. She could always read the plan of salvation from our study book. A is to ADMIT you’re a sinner; B is to BELIEVE the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God; and C is to CONFESS that you will make Jesus your Lord.
Those were fun days. Bill has now passed away and my church has since dissolved. Life does change, mostly when you are not expecting it, but to personally know Jesus is still as simple as it ever was. If you are anything like me, perhaps you have done some things in your past that you regret. It is never too late to turn your life around and to give your heart to the Lord. Why, it’s as simple as A, B, C!
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