Release! by Lenny Ports

Release!
Lenny Ports
1 Peter 1:13-21, Mark 10:45, John 8:31-36, 2 Corinthians 3:16, Galatians 3:13-14

1 Peter 1:13-21
13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." 17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

I have been speaking to you in great length about the decisions that we have to make on a daily basis. The choices that we make to either live for God or live for self. When we talked about Lordship, we said that before you came to Christ and received Him as Lord and Savior, your "lord" was SELF. When self was lord, it really was all about you. It was about your pleasure, your will, your way, your decision. Life was centered around self, producing a universe where you were central, you were god and everything in life revolved around you.

Now that we have come into the Kingdom of God, Jesus is Lord. We no longer live for self but for Him who died for us. Our life now is about pleasing Him and not ourselves, His will be done and not mine, doing things His way, not my way. Our decisions are now subject to His Lordship and everything we d ...


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