Friday, September 4, 2015

Romans 8:12-17

Romans 8:12-17
English Standard Version (ESV)

  These words are just beautiful.  Over and over again, Paul is pounding into our heads the truth of the Gospel message - that in Christ Jesus, we are freed from the bondage of sin and raised to new life, caught up in the Spirit's work so that we may delight in the newness of our identity, redeemed from death.
  Paul is encouraging us to live as a people transformed, to allow our excitement for new life to change how we treat one another.  We live in the Spirit as a people led by God to serve neighbor and enemy.  No longer fearing death, we can be empowered to go forth into the world and tell the story of grace, of love and of mercy.  We spread the Good News, person by person, and invite the world to hear the marvelous Gospel message.

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