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who said….

A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy!

i had to google it.  a friend was asking on facebook this morning.

but it sparked something in me…

what is the dangerous disease our world faces today?  seperation from God, sin, lostness…

what was the remedy for our sin?  the death and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Son of God, upon the brutal cross in crucifixion.

and what is our response to this… that we should lay own lives down, that we should live our lives radically for the Gospel of Good News, that we should be ambassadors of reconcilliation, witnesses to this generation of the great love of God!

we overcome by the blood of the lamb, the word of our testimony and that we love our lives not…  revelation 11:12

our lives are not our own.  we were brought with a price.  the blood of the sinless perfect amazing Jesus who gave His life to pay for my sin.

we should live our lives by faith in Jesus, following His call, following His purpose and plan.

not dangerously for the sake of danger, but unrelentless and poured out.

dont be conformed to the pattern of this world, complacent, quiet, tolerant… but lets stand and shine and declare the grace of God, lets demonstrate His kindness and love.

a desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy – God has done it all, He made the way, He made the way for redemption and cure.  the cure is found – lets tell the good news!

my prayer – that they would encounter you…  that they would hear your voice… that you would be glorified, exalted, known….

Jesus, come speak, breathe your Word into me.

 

i love romans 12:1-2 and tonight at housegroup we’re looking at the whole chapter… so the other day i re-read it and i discovered something wonderful…  romans 12 begins with the exhortion to not conform to the pattern of the world, but to be renewed by the Word of God… and then it goes on, from verse 9 and gives us guidelines that follow the pattern we SHOULD conform to, God’s ways and His will…  its a great pattern for relating to people, and really relevant for my awesome young adults housegroup…

Romans 12 – A Pattern For Real Life

Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.

  • be sincere in loving others
  • hate EVERYTHING that is evil
  • hold onto the good things
  • love each other like family
  • honour others above yourself
  • never give up
  • eagerly follow the Holy Spirit
  • serve God
  • let hope make you glad
  • be patient in hard times
  • never give up praying
  • take care of those in need
  • welcome everyone, even into your home and personal space
  • live opposite – bless instead of curse when you are cursed
  • joy with joy, weep with weeping – true caring and sharing life
  • be friendly to everyone
  • dont get a suprierioty complex
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