We kicked off our new Choices series on Easter Sunday. We looked at Luke 13:22-30 and had several people make the choice to start a relationship with Jesus Christ that day. We praise the Lord for that! Jesus is alive and active in our midst. We continue our series this week looking at Luke 13:31-35. I look forward to seeing you there.
Here are the verses from the end of today’s message. The question is not do we agree with them in our minds but do we go beyond mental belief and live in these truths?
John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God–
Ephesians 1:3-5 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
Colossians 1:14 God has purchased our freedom with his blood and has forgiven all our sins.
Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Ephesians 2:10 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
2 Timothy 1:7 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Romans 8:1-2 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
1 Peter 2:11 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
1 Peter 2:9-10 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
(All verses from the NIV, except Colossians 1:14 from the New Living Translation).