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2017/12/29

The day God took our place.

One of the names Jesus has is ‘Lamb of God’ [John 1.29]. The story of the birth of Jesus which we remember at Christmas means nothing without the accompanying story of His death which we remember at Easter. The lamb was the sacrificial animal that we first see rescue Abraham’s promised son in Genesis 22 and then later see taking our place when Jesus dies on the cross.

The joy of Christmas must be held alongside the heartache and joy of Easter as God made an eternal way for us to be with Him again.

Read John 1:29 here – http://bit.ly/2jfqBwb
Read Genesis 22 here –http://bit.ly/2jd5dYo

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Jesus’ Example

Did you let go of anything for Lent? Trying to quit chocolates, sugar or carbs (a la Tim Noakes)?

Kenya’s President Kenyatta and all of his cabinet ministers have voluntary cut their salaries by a minimum of 10% to provide funds for Kenya’s development… (http://bit.ly/1oATpW7) talk about letting go of privilege and leading by example!

How much more did Jesus let go of to let us into the Love-family of God! He calls us to follow his example:

Read Matthew 16v24-28 here (http://bit.ly/1oATtVQ) and ask Jesus for wisdom to know what you need to let go of today – (and maybe the strength to do it too…)

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Let Go!

Do you think you might be a control freak? These words from Jesus could be a good test to see

‘Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self.

What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for?’ Mark 8v34-38 (The Message)

How does that make you feel? Anything you’re holding too tightly onto?

Hear Jesus’ invitation:

Let go!

Leaders: check our post for you this week here: http://bit.ly/1pDEUUV

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