Jesus Is The Hope Of New Life.

“Christ was raised up from the dead…even so we also should walk in newness of life.” – Romans 6:4

Remembering what Jesus has done for us refreshes our hope in Him. “You were wearied with the length of your way, but you did not say, ‘It is hopeless’; you found new life for your strength, and so you were not faint.” (Isaiah 57:10) It is wonderful to reflect on what the Lord has done for us, both as individuals, and as a part of the family of God! “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)

When we proclaim that we are His followers, we receive the new life offered in Him. “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” (Romans 6:4)

“But now, by dying to what once buried us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.” (Romans 7:6) We are to obey God out of gratitude to Him and love for Him, overflowing from our hearts and lives, rather than only following a list of “do’s and do not’s.”

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