April 20 Inspiration
From the Desk of Pastor Kyle
For Paul, this is what lies at the heart of the Gospel, and this is what Paul means when he repeatedly reminds his readers that they are “in Christ.” For Paul to be “in Christ” is to have been united with Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, to have shared in his death and resurrection. All those who are “in Christ”—including you and me–have died to their old, sinful way of life so that “in Christ,” we can now live in intimate, sustaining relationship with the God who loves us and created us, exactly as God always intended.
We belong to Christ completely. No part of our life is beyond his reach. Nothing can rip us away from him. Through faith, Christ has taken hold of our lives, and because he died for us, we can now live every day for him, fueled by God’s Spirit.
So, here’s a question you can think about this week: How is God’s Spirit making me wholeheartedly willing and ready to live for Christ?
Grace and peace,