A clear way upon a cleared way …

March 18, 2014

“Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life — no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection.” Romans 6:8 The Message

What a life you’ve been given in Christ. It would be enough to know that your life was free from every sin you’ve ever committed. Being free in itself is not freedom. What truly frees you in Christ’s life in you. It’s His life that makes you truly alive. It’s His life that make you truly yourself. You don’t have to listen to the world’s prescriptions for living life or pretending to be someone else around others. You get to become who you .. who God created .. who Jesus died for .. and who Christ now lives in. The world runs on a retreaded formula that you can change yourself .. that you can create your own freedom .. and that you can write your own eternity. Against that backdrop are lives like yours that realize that just being good isn’t good enough.. that no matter how hard you try, you can’t be free .. and that if it really is up to you .. where will it end? Against that road and life-map stands Jesus offering you a whole life .. complete in Him .. and free from “sins every beck and call”. When those past things come back and whisper their daring claims .. Jesus opens two nail scarred hands to show you where they’ve been recorded forever. Today is before you with the way cleared by Christ. And you … your way is clear with Him. You don’t have to walk old paths any longer. It only takes a moment …

“Like a will that takes effect when someone dies, the new covenant was put into action at Jesus death. His death marked the transition from the old plan to the new one, canceling the old obligations and accompanying sins, and summoning the heirs to receive the eternal inheritance that was promised them. He brought together God and his people in this new way.” Hebrews 9:16-17 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Cleared-Heirs following Jesus (kchesterp1@gmail.com)

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About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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