Today’s topic from the lectionary is freedom of faith, what the author Paul describes as an enjoyable state since we are no longer slaves to sin (Romans 6:12-23). “Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions” (Romans 6:12). Here Paul encourages us to no longer be captive to our sinful nature. This is great advice because once we become followers of God we have declared ourselves to be free from sin’s eternal grasp. The difficult part involves thinking, feeling and acting in a manner that demonstrates a liberated spirit. We mustn’t ignore some of the implicationsRead More →

If you’re reading this, you are alive. I’m glad of that! Today’s message from Romans 6:1b-11 reminds us that we were once dead in sin. Thankfully, by accepting redemption from God we are revitalized and transformed, hence wonderfully empowered creatures with a new lease on life. We are reminded to claim God’s promises and embrace every moment living in a changed manner, a way of life that sets us apart from mere existence. Paul spoke about this wonderful truth. “. . .[J]ust as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we to might walk in the newness of life”Read More →