During this Advent season, I wanted to send out several short thoughts each week for our church families to think about. These are intended to be a quick thought based on our sermon series which allows for deeper thought and conversations throughout your week.
Romans 13:11 – “Do not even think about gratifying the desires of the sinful nature.”
Part of the hope we celebrate during the season of Advent is the hope Jesus brings in setting us free from being slaves to sin. Because of Jesus’ coming, we know not just cognitively of righteousness and holiness, but we can also experience it through Him. Since we are called to be holy as Christ is holy, consider these questions today:
Is it evident to others that I am a follower of Jesus because of what I don’t do?
What are some areas of my life, perhaps known only to me and Jesus, which need to be surrendered to Him?
What can I do each day to give those areas to Jesus?
My prayer for you today is that you are strengthened by the freedom found only in Jesus, and the hope He brings compels you to surrender yourself to Him.
Each week this blog will be updated with a word for the week from my current studies.