Wednesday, March 25, 2009

2009 Lenten Devotional and Prayer Guide

March 24

 

But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.”  (1 John 1:7)

 

By walking in the Light of the Lord we can have true fellowship with one another, and with Jesus. We are cleansed of our sins and pure before God and man, and as such we may live our lives in the open, not hidden in sin and anguish.  [Written by: Charles]

 

March 25

 

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”  (1 John 1:8)

 

People who deny their sin or need for Jesus are just deceiving themselves.  This is the worst kind of lie.  The person who denies the existence of their bent to sin is in essence mocking the love of God.  This “dare of God’s justice” places us in a very bad place, on a very bad road, at a very bad time.  It makes us, in the crassest sense of the word, ignorant.

 

The claim to holiness is not a claim to be without sin.  It is the untainted love for God that understands the potential for sin as it “crouches at the door.”  It is the singleness of mind and purpose to live above and beyond the control of known sin.  It is the humbleness of spirit to admit to our sins freely.    [Written by: Pastor Dan]

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