Scripture: Romans 4-Romans 6
Observation: Here comes the good parts!! We are justified through faith not works! Not because of who we were born to, who we are, but through faith. 5:8 hit me, "But God shows God's love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!" But then Paul didn't leave that alone. See 6:1-2, "What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we died in sin still live in it!"
Application: You are good enough. Jesus died to prove that to you. You don't have to earn your place in heaven. Jesus earned it for you. But that doesn't mean, you should stay in your own ways. Each day, each moment, you are a new creation in Christ. This means, that sin has died. Don't stay in your old ways--Christ has bigger better plans! Be the new person Christ wants. Not because you have to, because its your prize. Because Christ is helping you through his love. Because you are a new creation.
Prayer: Christ, our Lord and Savior, thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for saving us. Bless us to live a life worthy of your sacrifice. Not because we have to, but because its what you are helping us do, every day. We love you! Amen.
July 19-- Romans 7-Romans 9
July 20-- Romans 10-Romans 12
July 21-- Romans 13- Romans 15
July 22-- Romans 16
July 23-- 1 Corinthians 1- 1 Corinthians 3
July 24-- 1 Corinthians 4 -1 Corinthians 6
July 25-- 1 Corinthians 7-1 Corinthians 9
July 26-- 1 Corinthians 10-1 Corinthians 12