As a Christian, you have a true identity...one that God intended for you live out from the very moment you became His child. God is constantly working in your life, prompting you, whispering to you, encouraging you to walk in the fullness of those characteristics. In this study, we will examine and celebrate what it means to be a Christian! After all, isn't being a Christian...a new creation...something to celebrate?! Get ready to discover and/or revisit your DNA as a child of the King.
Truth #1 - You are free.
Romans 6:6-7 says this about you...
"For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin -- because anyone who has died has been set free from sin."
Sin's power over you? Yep...you're free from that! (insert happy dance)
Romans 6:18 says it again...
"You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness."
You see, you still have to deal with your flesh. You are still tempted (being tempted is not a sin)...but the power and the urge to sin...the slavery to your old nature...that's gone. Instead, you have become a slave to something beautiful - - righteousness. Overwhelmingly, you want to live the right way, to do the right thing, and to live a sin-free life in honor of the Lord.
So, let that truth sink deep today. Meditate on it. You are free!!!
"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
Thank You, dear Father, for the freedom given to us through the sacrifice of Your Son. Help us Lord, to walk in that freedom. When we are influenced to go against Your Word, when we are staring temptation in the face, help us to immediately obey Your promptings to flee. Help us to turn, run away, and fall straight into Your arms of safety!
Here's a song to help us all celebrate being FREE! It might make you want to get up and really do the happy dance this time:)
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Introduction, Truth #2, Truth #3, Truth #4, Truth #5, Truth #6, Truth #7, Truth #8, Truth #9, Truth #10
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