Freedom From Sin, Guilt, & Shame

Happy Friday! This week, we’ve focused on the idea of God’s grace offering us freedom from sin, guilt, and shame. But, how does that happen? How do we receive God’s grace? Whether you are just beginning to explore faith or you’ve been following Jesus for many years, check out Paul’s words in Romans 10.

 

READ ROMANS 10:9-13

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

 

REFLECTION
If we acknowledge Jesus as being the leader of our life, and believe that he has forgiven us through his death and resurrection, then we are saved. In other words, we have received God’s grace. We have been moved from death to life. We are no longer separated from God in this life or the life beyond. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been following Jesus for a long time, and I need to be reminded of that regularly. I need to be reminded of the cost of by brokenness, but I also need to remember that God is inviting me to the kind of life he designed me to liVe, both now and forever.

 

PRAY
As you pray today, pray for those in your life who have not made this step. Pray for your two for ten that God would continue to use you to invest in them and invite them into God’s story for their lives.

 

HOMEWORK
Don’t forget to read Romans 5-7 to prepare for this weekend.

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