Pastor Dane Burg is given the task of sin and slavery and death. No problem. The truth is there is a struggle within each of us as we wage war against the sin and sinfulness in our hearts. How do we lean into the struggle and respond with grace for ourselves, and for others?
Romans is very clear. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We have a new life in Christ. But what about that old life? You know the sinful one. What happens to our sinful way of doing things? Sin is deadly, sin destroys, and we must be actively working to put sin itself to death in our lives.
Paul asks "Have you forgotten your baptism?" Have you forgotten when you went from certain death to new life. Have you forgotten what you were like before Christ? Have you been baptized? If not, why not? If you have been, have you forgotten your baptism? Remember that life changing moment, and live like it changed you, because it did.
Steve Steele, Pastor of Community Life