FROM THE PULPIT: Don't worry about others' sins caused by free will

Published: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 02:10 AM.

 We are called to worship and serve God; we are called to nurture disciples; we are called to care for God's people. 

When the focus of Christians is on these matters, the church of Jesus Christ will continuously be transformed more and more into his likeness. 

And as we, his church, are constantly transformed, we will transform others.

Bear in mind: We are transformed, but we are still not perfect.  Every person still has his or her weaknesses. But the good news is that God sees us not in light of our sin but in light of our transformation. God is waiting for us to seek his forgiveness, to trust him, and to receive his loving grace. 

God transforms our lives in Jesus Christ. We are empowered by God’s spirit to live in his ways.

As persons of faith, let us not live in a spirit of timidity or fear. 

Instead, live a life in which you constantly give thanks to the Lord your God for his goodness, grace, love and forgiveness that is yours in Jesus Christ.

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