Nov 11, 2018 | Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud

Our Victory: Dwelling with Christ on Earth

Hebrews 9:11-14

Today’s “Dwellings” topic relates to how we are to dwell in the accomplished work of Christ in our daily lives. Put simply: What does the cross of Jesus mean to you? Thomas à Kempis in The Inner Life said this about the Cross: “In the Cross is salvation; in the Cross is life; in the Cross is protection against our enemies; in the Cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness; in the Cross is strength of mind; in the Cross is joy of spirit; in the Cross is excellence of virtue; in the Cross is perfection of holiness. There is no salvation of soul, nor hope of eternal life, save in the Cross.” 

If you were given the chance to share the meaning of the Cross of Christ to a stranger, what would you say?  How would you explain our victory in Jesus?

Today’s sermon challenges us to consider deeply our life in Christ and his saving work within us and the world. This week look to where your victory in Christ calls you to share the goodness of God with those around you. Pray that you are among those “who are eagerly waiting for him” (Heb. 9:28). To learn more about a life shaped by the Cross, go to: https://blog.umcdiscipleship.org/holiness-of-heart-and-life-part-3-of-6/, which offers a Wesleyan way of understanding holiness in light of Jesus’ sacrifice.

 

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