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Clean Water in a Dirty Cup?

A kitchen sink and counter that is covered in dirty dishes.


"The only way to be cleansed by God is to receive Jesus."

—Mark Jobe


The average dirty dish lays untouched in the sink for a day and a half, according to a new survey. This study, which looked at the kitchen habits of 2,000 Americans, found that Gen Z leaves their dirty dishes in the sink longer than any other generation. When it comes to cleanliness in the kitchen, people definitely have strong opinions or preferences!

Most people would agree that putting clean water in a dirty cup is not desirable, so why don’t we use that same mindset when we approach God? We desire for Him to fill us and use us but without confessing our sin and seeking His cleansing. Confession should be a regular, normal part of the Christian life where we ask God to restore us back to Himself so that we can walk again in purity and joy.

Psalm 51 was written by David after his affair with Bathsheba and his murder of her husband, Uriah. This prayer of repentance and request for mercy clearly shows that David was taking full ownership and responsibility for his sin. He knew that only God could wash him clean and that no amount of penance or good works could reduce the wrong he had done. Thankfully for all of us, God is in the business of forgiving sin because of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross.

If you’re in a place of unconfessed sin where your fellowship with the Lord has been interrupted, don’t wait to experience renewal. Click on the link below and learn more about how to find freedom and cleansing from your sin starting today. Gladness, joy, purity of heart, and a steadfast spirit await you!

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Ministry Update from Mark

The Moody Bible Institute graduation is this coming weekend, a legacy of more than 135 years in the making as we seek to equip the next generation of Christian leaders for effective ministry around the globe! I’ll be joined by our provost, Dr. Dwight Perry, and the distinguished faculty and staff of the Moody Bible Institute as we proudly present the graduating class of 2023! Pray for these graduates, that God would guide them and keep them and make His face to shine upon them!


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Dr. Mark Jobe

Mark Jobe serves as president of Moody Bible Institute and host of Moody Radio's Bold Steps. He is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call (Moody Publishers). He is also the founding pastor of New Life Community Church, a Chicago-based ministry with 27 locations throughout Chicago. Mark earned a diploma from Moody in 1984, a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He and his wife, Dee, have three adult children.

Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe

Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe

Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe takes you on the path to freedom and authenticity in Christ. With candid, topical teaching from God’s Word, Dr. Jobe offers simple gospel messages with the power to transform your life.