The passage for today is Matthew 7:13-29. Jesus, in this passage, provides the answers to three questions about how we are to live in Christ. First, why cannot I simply be “religiously” in Christ? Second, how can I be in Christ “religiously”? Finally, why and how is this so important?
Today Brad taught through Romans 8. Paul, in this passage, shows us that our identity in Christ gives us the fruit of the Spirit, which enables us to live new lives, and it gives us our primary motivation to live according to God’s law. We no longer live according to the law of sin and death, but according to the law of the Spirit of life.
Today Peter lead us through John 15:1-17. We discussed the importance of Jesus being the true vine. We must recognize that as branches we need to abide in him. This is our standing in Christ.
Nevin unpacks Saul’s (Paul’s) transition – both from persecutor of the Church, and Christians, to powerful advocate for the preaching of the Gospel, as well as his transition from dead in sin to alive in Christ.
What did Saul ‘deserve’? What do we deserve? What parallels can we draw from Paul’s story, and what can we learn about God’s grace and mercy for us, and our need of a Saviour?