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If those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made empty and the promise is canceled. For the law produces wrath. And where there is no law, there is no transgression.
What are you focused on?
I want to see freedom. I want to see you unity. I want to see all the fake shit done with. I want to see people operating out of fullness. I want to see the church step up as The Church.
The law is dead. Your works mean nothing. All that matters is your heart and Jesus. If you lived a “good life” but your heart wasn’t changed, you missed the point. Do you feel good because of what you do, or because what God’s done inside of you?
It’s not about being financially stable. It’s not about going to college. It’s definitely not about going to church on Sundays.
Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.”
And can we all stop focusing so much on sin? It’s done. It’s no longer a problem. Sin has been taken care of, once and for all, 100% of the time. That doesn’t mean you aren’t going to sin. It means that when you do, it’s already taken care of. It isn’t an issue.
Jesus gave us a new starting point. It’s your relationship with him. We don’t have to look at sin as something we’re “working on” or “trying to fix”. How do you work on something that’s already been taken care of?
Romans 8:3-7 (Message translation) says, “God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all. The law code, weakened as it always was by fractured human nature, could never have done that.
The law always ended up being used as a Band-Aid on sin instead of a deep healing of it. And now what the law code asked for but we couldn’t deliver is accomplished as we, instead of redoubling our own efforts, simply embrace what the Spirit is doing in us.
Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God!”
Let’s take the focus off of sin. God doesn’t think about your sin, so why should you? This whole thing is about getting to know him and getting to be more like him. So engage in the relationship. God isn’t focused on fixing you, because he already did that. Focus on the journey.
I’m just saying, I see and talk to countless people that have been hurt by and hate the church. It pisses me off more than anything else. Can we stop misrepresenting? Please?
What’s your job?
What’s going to making a difference?
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.