It has been said, that when the word sin is spelled out, the “i” is always in the middle. This is a great analogy for us. For when we sin it is all about “I”. Our wants, our needs, our desires trump God’s will.
For just one manifestation, or acting out of this sin, we justly deserve God’s wrath. The good news, however, is that God put forward Jesus as a propitiation, a wrath exhausting substitute. This sacrifice was a demonstration of God’s righteousness. By Jesus being put to death on the cross, justice was served and justification was packaged for all who would receive it by faith.
In your CG this week, talk about the death of Christ. Spend time also with this week’s Scriptures below and reflect with the following questions and prompts.
HEAR AND OBEY:
Read Ephesians 2:8-9. What truth(s) do you need to submit to by faith?
Confess any way you have boasted in yourself in regards to righteousness. Then confess who really is to praise for your righteousness. See 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Pray for Rowlett. Pray that God would show his righteousness to the lost through his church. Pray that our city would be transformed by the gospel.