Good Friday – Jesus is God’s perfect gift to us, and man’s perfect offering to God. He invites us to receive His gift, and to join in this perfect gift. How do you respond?
Palm Sunday – Jesus says “yes” to God’s will, relying completely on the Father’s strength and not on his own. Many of us were born into the covenant but now we have to make it our own: will you rely on your own strength, or trust in God’s strength?
Lent 5 – Everything in the Old Covenant points to Jesus Christ. The New Covenant is less about following the law and more about falling in love. We can begin with fearful obedience but we must move to lovingly serving Our Father who loves us.
Lent 4 – The Covenant can also be broken by going through the motions of loving God without really loving God. Like a married couple, or a priest, or a Christian who does the right things but hasn’t given their heart. Where is your heart?
Lent 3 – Moses instructs the people in right living and right worship. Now God replaces the Temple with the Body of Christ, which includes all Christians. When you obey the commandments and live your purpose, you are a sign of the covenant.
Finally Abraham has ‘skin in the game’ and God can bless the world through him. When we trust God with our sexuality it will be transfigured into a glorious blessing. Abraham has learned that no matter what it costs, God keeps his promises. (25 Feb 2018)
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