Mentoring Ministry

Providing biblical teaching resources for the next generation.

Watch it Sail Away.

I want to talk to you about going to the dock and waiving goodbye to your sin. Now, this will require an explanation. John 1:29 (NKJV) says, “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” In the original Greek, John’s words, “takes away” have the same meaning as to “expiate.” This high-sounding theological term simply means, “To take action to remove, or wipe clean, the stain of guilt.” It can also mean, “To carry into a boat, weigh anchor, and sail away.” Picture a person going to a dock at the ocean and watching his or her sin sail away forever. Take a moment and meditate on these thoughts and then on the John 3:36a, which says, “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life…”

Here is some Spiritual Food for Thought. When you accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, you bought your sin a one-way ticket out of your life. You watched your sin sail away past the horizon, never to return. If you have not yet accepted Christ, do so now. Do not bother to waive goodbye. Just turn your back on your sin, turn toward Christ and walk away into your blessings. One more thing – think about how cargo loaded on a ship has no choice about its departure time or destination. When God apprehended your sin, He packed up your sin and caused it to sail away over the horizon. You are now free in Christ. Be sure there is nothing that God sent away when you were saved that you might be trying to convince you to give it a return ticket. I’m Dr. Bob. Do not bother to waive goodbye. Do not bother to look back. Just turn your back to your sin, turn toward Christ and keep walking. You can listen to additional Mentoring Minutes at