Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Messiah as Redeemer

What's your favorite thing to wear?  We began Sunday night with this question as our chalkboard reflection.  Then we designed our own t-shirts that expressed something about ourselves.  One of the ways Scripture describes how we should live our lives when we know Jesus as redeemer is by describing things we should "put on" or "wear".  We took a look at various Scripture passages: Romans 3:23-26, 2 Corinthians 5:16-18, Ephesians 4:22-24 and Colossians 3:5-14.  We are sinful beings, but thankfully God sent God's son, Jesus, to redeem our lives through his death on the cross.  We are forgiven and reconciled and all that is required of us is to have faith.  However, when we have true faith, we are called to live like Jesus asks us to live: "taking off" our old ways of living and "putting on" things like kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and love.  We took time to make a bookmark with the things we need to work on (things we need to take off and/or put on in our lives).  What might your bookmark say?  Comment on this post with your responses.

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