The powerful effect of God’s work for us in Christ leaves us justified and saved without a doubt. The resurrecting power of God’s work for us in baptism leaves us completely changed. How can we go back to the way things used to be? Why would we want to? Here is true life gained through baptism. Here is true life lived for God. We won't live as victims anymore. Sin doesn't own us anymore. Jesus does. Romans 6:1-11
It's time for death to stop killing life. It's time for us to put death to death and start living again. Paul shows us that Jesus already did; in him we do too! Romans 5:12-15.
“E.T is full of timeless longings expressed in children’s literature of all eras.” Timeless longings. Because we all long. We yearn. We search. We hope for home. We are all wrestling with a longing for home. We’re all feeling at least a little bit like refugees, like nomads on some crazy journey. And so at times we’re lonely, other times isolated and feeling away, but generally just longing for home. Paul has hope for the refugee. We are going home and God will make sure of it. Romans 8:18-30