This was so wonderful to listen to and such a great reminder that looking at the Cross Opens our eyes to the seriousness of Sin and the deep ocean of God’s love to bear our consequences in his flesh. So true, no ones stands at the foot of the Cross truly receiving in their heart, not just their head, Jesus love and forgiveness and mercy and grace then gets up and sin “a-whole bunch”. I didn’t think this would be relevant to me as a single person but boy was I wrong when I listened under the shadow of the Cross putting myself in the place of the adulterous spouse and Christ as my Husband. My heart so desperately needed this message today.
Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
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RE: Should We Make Consequences for Our Spouse's Sin?
Weight Loss Lesson 30
Question 3. What spiritual and physical changes have taken place in your life over the previous 30 lessons?
Some of the spiritual changes I have mentioned above. I realize that every time I turn to food to comfort me, sooth me, it doesn't do that at all!! I feel bad, because I realize I only gain weight and it didn't help in feeling better. Yes, for 1 second, but only on the outside. Real change, comfort and soothing comes from Jesus Christ in my heart. He is the One I must turn to! And I have realized how silly it is to turn to eathly ways to feel good in stead of going to the One who knows me entirely and who is willing to fill me with so much more then food will ever do!
My relationship with the Lord has sureley increased.
I have lost weight. I know because my belt was much looser and so were my pants! I had clothes I couldn't wear which I am able to wear again!
Lesson 7 Aim for the Heart
Question 4. Considering Sam Storms’ statement above, in particular “The only thing that will ultimately break the power of sin is passion for Jesus”, how will that truth affect your mentoring here with Setting Captives Free?
It confirms and validates that the only way I can mentor my students is to lead them to Jesus. Help them see the power of the cross and what He did for them so they can fall in love with Him like I did.
Lesson 7 Aim for the Heart
Question 2. Think for a moment about all the changes God has made/is making in your heart, and specifically how those changes are related to the good news of the cross. Please share those changes briefly:
There are so many and I am so grateful for everyone! As simple as making my bed in the morning and brushing my teeth to the complexities of forgiveness and releasing bitterness. It is only because of the good news of the cross that the desires of my heart changed. It is a miracle! I don't know exactly how it happened. I know it was because of Jesus that it did happen. Little by little, glory to glory.
Lesson 6 The Cross of Jesus Gives Gospel Hope
Question 6. Thinking through the above Scriptures, how does the gospel give you hope right at this moment? Please share your thoughts:
The hope I have is that I am loved and the price has been paid for my sin so I am free to live abundantly, full of peace and joy. Any time I am not experiencing peace and joy in my life I think about what Jesus did for me and release my guilt and shame. I am loved just as I am. He knew exactly what I would do, the bad choices that I would make and still choose me. I choose to live in that freedom and when I'm not, I choose to remember Jesus and the cross and get my hope back!
RE: Scripture Snippet: How To Escape Sin and Grow Spiritually
I really appreciate these short snippets. I get so much out of them in so little of time.