In Romans 8:14, we read,”For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” This morning, Youth Leader Courtney directs us to consider our identity. Do we act like orphans or sons? He goes on to compare the mindset and attitudes of children/sons of the house vs. orphans. While children have a relationship with God, freedom in Christ; needs met; and know God’s joy in them, orphans have none of these. As sons/children of God, we need to know that we have access to the resources of the Father. Orphans steal from someone else in order to have enough. Let’s begin to live our lives as God’s children.
Scripture references: Romans 8:12-18
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The Easter holiday remembers the greatest event in human history; the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everything Jesus taught about God, sin and man was proven true when he rose from the dead. The resurrection is the foundational truth of the Christian faith and if the resurrection didn’t happen, then the Christian faith is a joke (1 Corinthians 15:12-19).
The fact is that Jesus rose from the dead and there is power in the name of Jesus. The gospel of Jesus is no fairy-tale story. It is the story of every person. The challenge of the gospel is to bring it out of the book and let it change your life.
Jesus died and came back for you.
Listen as Casey gives reminds us why there is power in the name of Jesus.
The Easter celebration is the remembrance of the most important event in all of history. It was the day the justice of God and the mercy of God met. Jesus’ mission was completed when he died on the cross. The bad news of sin in your life was met with the good news offered only by Jesus. If you ignore what Jesus did, then you get God’s justice. If you accept what Jesus did for you, then you get his justice and mercy in the form of His grace.
Don’t think of Easter as just another holiday. Remember it for what it was – the reconciliation of God and people.