FOR SIN SHALL NOT BE YOUR MASTER  

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9/14/2005 11:27 am

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FOR SIN SHALL NOT BE YOUR MASTER


“For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.” - Romans 6:14

FOR SIN SHALL NOT BE YOUR MASTER

As we called on Jesus' name in baptism and trusted him to be our Savior, we died to sin. In this death, we die to dying and pass from death to life because of our faith in Jesus and in God's power. (John 5:24) “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” (Colossians 2:12) “…having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.” Our life is joined to Jesus, and his glorious future becomes our own (Colossians 3:1-4). We are not under law, but grace. Let's respond to the gift of grace with passion and with zeal to be holy. Let's open ourselves to the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, who changes us to be like Jesus. (2 Corinthians 3:1 “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” We are grace-children. We are not in bondage to sin, but liberated by grace to be all that God has made us to be -- his craftsmanship (Ephesians 2:1-10). Sin will not be our master!

Purify my heart, dear LORD and Father, and make it new and alive to your grace and dead to the sin that once entangled me. Holy Spirit, I open myself to you and I will let you work in me as a tool for your Kingdom. In Jesus Christ's holy name I pray, amen.

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