This Wednesday, we continue our series “Red” by taking a look at the words of Jesus, tonight studying an important statement about transformation seen in Luke 5. Sadly, we are seeing an epidemic of “spiritual” people but not truly “religious” people, and this has bled into Christianity where many self proclaimed Christians say they believe yet do not follow or read the Bible. Many believer in Jesus will confess faith in Jesus but will make exceptions to disobey God’s word in certain situations.
Jesus tells us that transformation isn’t about patching an old life; you shouldn’t confess faith in Christ just because you want God to fix the damage so you can move on. What we receive from Jesus is incompatible with our old lives! The apostle Paul shares with us the reality of trying to live these two different lives in Romans 1 (verses 20-21). Jesus also shared a parable about wineskins where you can’t mix the old and new. When we ask for Jesus to give us salvation, the Holy Spirit is imparted and expands us, but if we remain in our old ways, we can’t stretch and have to abandon the process of the Spirit; we must totally let go of our old life and allow God to shape and mold us to His desire!
A little sin is enough to ruin your life because it can be strong enough to rule in the place of Christ! Release the old and step into the new!
1 Corinthians 5:6-7
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I have been writing about Jesus’ messages to the seven churches of Revelation. Today, we’ll continue with a look at the church at Pergamos. Pergamos, as stated last week, vied with Ephesus and Smyrna for the title, “First City of Asia”. Pergamos was briefly the capital of the Roman province of Asia, before the capital was […]