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Archive for July 24th, 2007

This week’s sermon was mainly based on 1 John 3:1-10, discussing what it means that the Father has loved us in such a way as to call us children of God. The majority of the sermon was spent on living as children of God and living in, or accepting in our being, that we are children. Of course, then I moved on to show that if we are born of God, sin has to place in us, we “will not continue to sin.” Instead, we will resemble our Father who has birthed us through the Holy Spirit. And this is a comfort for those who feel burdened by sin. If you are born of God sin has no control over you; you will not continue to sin, though it may seem daunting at the time. Sacramentally, this is seen in our baptism. We are baptized into Christ’s death and raised in newness of life in our union with Him. We are no longer slaves to sin, but sons (and daughters) of God, part of His household. (more…)

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