4/15/19

For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant. Hebrews 9:15

Paul teaches that Christ’s sacrifice has made us part of a New Covenant that frees us from our sins and leads to eternal life for those who follow Him. Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) We are all called to follow Him to be living examples of His love.

As we observe Holy Week, leading to the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, the Crucifixion on Good Friday and the joy of His Resurrection on Easter, consider what He has done for us. We have learned about denying ourselves that we may better focus on Jesus during Lent; now we must plan how we will live out His love for us by sharing it with others.

Our call is not only to proclaim “Jesus is Lord” but to show that we have been changed by what He has done for the world. We are now part of His saving work, charged with telling His story to all around us so they too may be part of the New Covenant in Christ.

Loving Lord, we are humbled what You are willing to do in order to save us from our sin. Make us worthy and willing servants, ready to live by Your loving example. Amen.

Published by Pastor Doug

UMC pastor, Retired USAF, husband, father, grandfather

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