Breakfast Corn Dogs

Forgivable & Breakfast Corn Dogs

Acts 2:37-38 (erv)

When the people heard this, they felt very, very sorry. They asked Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter said to them, “Change your hearts and lives and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ. Then God will forgive your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

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Think about the worst thing you’ve ever done in your life. It’s probably caused you quite a bit of shame, right? Maybe it’s made you believe that you’re “too far gone” or broken. Maybe you’ve started to see yourself as unforgivable or unloveable because of that thing. Maybe you’ve even started hiding from God because you assume He’s angry or upset. Check, check, and check.

Right after the death and resurrection of Jesus, the Jewish people felt the same way. Peter and the other apostles were preaching the Gospel to a group of people when they suddenly became completely aware of what they had done; they had murdered Jesus, the Son of God, the Savior of the world.

They were overcome with sadness; some of the other versions of this verse say that they were “filled with shame”. After realizing their sin, they asked Peter what they should do. I bet they were never expecting the answer they received. “Change your hearts and lives, and get baptized.”

I can imagine their inner dialogue now: “What? That’s it? I literally just assisted in the murder of God… This is unforgivable. Dude doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”

I know that dialogue because it’s the same one that goes through my mind a lot. Maybe this thought invades your brain sometimes too. It’s because being forgiven, and loved regardless of our actions doesn’t feel natural to us. In fact, it almost feels impossible; too good to be true. But with God, it’s not.

Whatever it is that you were thinking of at the beginning of this devotion, it’s probably not comparable with murdering Jesus (from a human perspective – God actually sees all sin the same!) so we can use this story as a beacon of hope; God forgives. Period. Peter gives us the only contingencies necessary to get on the “forgiveness plan”.

It’s kind of ironic when you think about it; Jesus’ death on the cross was necessary in order for the Jewish people in the story to be forgiven. It was necessary for us too. But the very thing that allowed everyone the incredible gift of salvation and hope was the very same thing that brought them tremendous shame and sadness.

The difference between Jesus’ death being an incredibly tragic event, and one of the greatest love stories ever told is the forgiveness we can all receive because of it. You’re never too far gone, too broken, or too sinful to be forgiven. The death and resurrection of Jesus ensured that.

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Do you have anything in your past, or present, that you feel is unforgivable? Spend some time reflecting on that sin today, and what’s keeping you from trusting God completely with it? Locate at least 1 scripture that reinforces that God is true to His word, and will forgive those who confess their sins and seek Him.

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For peace that comes from being completely known, forgiven, an

Breakfast Corn Dogs

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

Serves 1 • 3 Breakfast Corn Dogs with Extra Pancake Batter

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Ingredients

  • 3 sausage links
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 wooden kabob skewers

Instructions

  1. Cook sausage links in a skillet until cooked through
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, yogurt, egg, and baking soda and mix just until combined
  3. Stick a skewer in each sausage link and dip it in the pancake batter until completely covered
  4. Place each corn dog on a greased griddle or skillet for 2 minutes, and flip, cooking until all sides are cooked
  5. Dip in maple syrup (optional)

Nutrition

Calories

579 cal

Fat

28 g

Carbs

30 g

Protein

53 g
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Tips & Tools

There should be leftover pancake batter, and since the sausage was cooked prior to dipping it in the batter, you can use it to make pancakes for now or later! If you’d prefer not to dip your sausage links directly in the batter, you can use a large spoon to spoon the batter onto the kabobs, or separate the batter in half prior to dipping.

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