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Day Five – New Clothes

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Galatians 3:23-29 (TNIV)

23 Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was put in charge of us until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Reflection:

We were redeemed by Christ not just to be rescued from being under the law, but we have also been adopted as God’s sons and daughters.  In fact, we have been clothed with Christ and this is our primary identity marker.  No matter how we grew up or how different circumstances have shaped our past, as Christians we all take on the character of Christ.  This means that together as the community of Christ, we can truly live in unity.  More than any outward or inward difference, all boundaries have truly been broken down.

Responding to the Transmission:

What does it mean to be “clothed with Christ”? Like putting on new clothes, we receive new, Christ-formed thoughts, emotions, desires, and attitudes.  Let’s respond in prayer today, asking God to help us recognize and live in this new identity He has already given to all who belong to Christ.  As we do this, we can also ask God to build greater unity in our campuses and communities because we are all one in Christ Jesus.

Day Four – Above All, Love

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Day Three – Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Day Two – Choosing What is Better

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

A Different World

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Day One – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Monday, October 19th, 2009