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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer book

Courage to persevere – 15th August 2016

Lord, I pray for those who are exploited in their work situation. Give them courage to persevere despite those oppressive circumstances. Give strength to those who seek to make their work situation more humane. Bless them in all things, through Jesus Christ. AMEN

May Jesus Christ be praised – 14th August 2016

“Let all the world in every corner sing, ‘May Jesus Christ be praised’”. That is the song, Lord, that will echo round the world today. And may the name of Jesus bring joy to those who sing it. Let those who worship find joy and the assurance that you are their Lord and Saviour. In Christ’s name. AMEN

Beauty in the world – 13th August 2016

Lord, open my eyes to see beauty in the world around me, to see all the different shades of green in the leaves on the trees, to marvel at the magnificent colours of flowers in gardens, and to pause and behold the splendour of sunsets and dawn. In Jesus Christ I ask it. AMEN

Daily Devotion

daily-devotion

STILL IN YOUR SINS?

“If Christ has not been raised, … you are still lost in your sins ”.

1 Cor 15:17 GNB

Modern Christianity tends to be very soft on sin. A former generation tended to concentrate on sin – perhaps to the exclusion of spiritual gifts and ministries. A new understanding of human psychology has led to a more scientific approach to behaviour, and a less severe attitude to people when they go wrong. There is also a greater appreciation of the therapeutic effect of forgiveness and an understanding of sin as the breaking of a relationship more than a transgression of laws.

However, the gospel the apostles preached not only offered a Christ who loved people but one who forgave people their sins. Because the Jewish sacrificial system offered a way of atonement for sins, when the Christians began to see that Jesus was not only the lamb of God but that the cross had made him the sacrificial lamb of God, then they understood that the Christ who prayed “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do” on his cross was also involved in forgiving them as well. Later, more complicated theories of the atonement evolved to explain how Jesus saved people from their sins by his death and resurrection. However, those Corinthians who responded in faith to Christ, repented of their sins, and accepted the Lordship of Christ, knew their sins were forgiven. Had the resurrection never happened they would think the whole gospel offered was a fraud – and they would not have known that their sins had been forgiven. But their new life freed them from their sins – and the guilt that was the consequence of sin.

Rejoice that Christ has forgiven you your sins and walk forever in his light.

PRAYER THOUGHT

Lord, thank you for our Christ-centred faith.


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