Seeing God’s Work in Our Lives | 01

AUTHOR: Holy Scripture

READ:

Read or listen to 2 Corinthians 5:14–19.

For the love of Christ compels us, since we have reached this conclusion, that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died for them and was raised.

From now on, then, we do not know anyone from a worldly perspective. Even if we have known Christ from a worldly perspective, yet now we no longer know him in this way. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come! Everything is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and he has committed the message of reconciliation to us.

What does our new life in Christ empower us to do? Hint: Think about your relationships with family, friends, and neighbors.

The written Scripture is CSB, however, the audio Scripture is ESV.

FOCUS:

When have you felt dead and unloved this week? When have you felt alive and loved this week? Pay attention to your body as you answer these questions. 

PRAY:

Ask the Holy Spirit to meet you in the places of brokenness and joy that you identified.

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Week 1 of 5 Contemplation

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