Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, April 22, 2013

in bondage...


in bondage
(Remmy after doctor visit)
photo by Erin Doyle

Remmy appears to be asking...
“Will you please take this thing off of me?”
No one likes to be in bondage.

But many are in bondage (a slave to) sin.

Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you,
everyone who sins is a slave to sin.'”

- John 8:34 NIV

This is the message we heard from Jesus
and now declare to you:
God is light,
and there is no darkness in him at all.
So we are lying if we say
we have fellowship with God
but go on living in spiritual darkness;
we are not practicing the truth.
But if we are living in the light,
as God is in the light,
then we have fellowship with each other,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son,
cleanses us from all sin.
If we claim we have no sin,
we are only fooling ourselves
and not living in the truth.
But if we confess our sins to him,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
If we claim we have not sinned,
we are calling God a liar
and showing that his word
has no place in our hearts.”

- 1 John 1:5-10 NLT

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