Interactive Flash presentation of the Gospel:

Friday, October 10, 2014

God called you out from your sin

God called you out from your sin,

which kept you imprisoned -- not so much behind bars,
but your mind was divided and you leaned toward anger, filthy language, lying, rage, grumbling, bitterness and more. 

The world was your home and of all you did, you were mindful of what you heard and saw
and if it appealed to you, you followed suit. 

God called you out from your sin,

called you to Himself to come into the light of His Son's holy presence
and you came. You heard His call to you and you responded. Called to leave behind the desires of the flesh and worldly living and "to set your mind on things above."
[Colossians 3:2]

No fence sitting. No divided loyalties. 

You were dead. All who live and function based on the world and its attitudes are dead -- dead in their sin. 

God called you out from your sin, 

His Son, Jesus Christ, was persecuted and died for you, your sins. He was buried in the grave and He arose -- up from the grave He rose. 

When you answer God's call, you are no longer dead -- you have been resurrected, born again, one with Christ. 

God called you out from your sin, 

You are free.

Why do you believe and even insist who you are is who you've always been? 

You were enslaved -- You have been set free

You were a child of the devil -- You are a son, a daughter of The King, The Holy One

You said No! to the old person, the old way, the old life.
You say Yes! to the new person, the new way, the new life.
You were dead! -- You are alive! 

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." [Romans 12:2] 

God called you out from your sin, 

to live as a new creature in Him,
not to resume life as you were and claim "this is who you are." 

You are the elect of God
You are holy and beloved
You are tender
You are kind
You are humble
You are forgiving
You are patient [Colossians 3:12-13]
You are loyal
You are thankful
You are peaceful
You are considerate
You are consistent
You are faithful
You are precious
You are beautiful
You are helpful
You are hopeful
You are loving and loved
You are blessed

God called you out from your sin,

for you to submit your life to Christ, to raise you up, high on eagle's wings,
created in the "natural image and likeness of God." [Genesis 1:26]

He, whose life was given for yours, because of Love.

He, who became like you and me, because of Love,
to show a better way, a just and fair way,
without bitterness or provocation or discouragement or favoritism.

He, who was obedient to His parents, and most especially, to His Holy Father,
because of Love.
[based on Colossians 3:18-21]

God called you out from your sin,

He called you to be free.  He called you to be loving and loved. He called you to be complete in Him. 

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