This Sunday we will be digging back into Acts 2:1-13, looking at "Hit By A Truck" There is a radical transformation that takes place when we becomes followers of Christ…it is an inside-out job however, and not a religious outside-in concept.
Outside-in living leaves us stuck trying harder, wondering why the change doesn't last or doesn't come, focused on "doing" something in order to make God happy enough with us that He will then "do" something that we desire.
That is the old way of living…a religious contract that never fulfills. That is why Jesus came to usher in a new way of living…a way not based on performance but on grace. A way that makes God the prize, rather than a deity to please in order to get Him to do something for us…
In Romans 7:6 Paul reveals the difference:
6But now, by dying to what
once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in
the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
Few take the journey…those who do are never the same.The old written code was contractual, and we never live up to the contract, and that leaves us stuck. The new way is through a living with relationship with God through His Spirit at work -in- us. Let's take the conversation deeper this weekend @SVA!
Here's an outline for Sunday if you need one…
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