Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy New Year!

The year is still fresh and forming. The popular messages emanating from the media focuses primarily on the adjustments to our external  features, such as losing weight or shaping up.  Such entreaties are not all bad as we should endeavor to be good stewards of our bodily temples, but the problem arises as those peddling weight loss products assert that the individual becomes a new person with the loss of pounds or the addition of new muscle tone. Galatians 6:15 states, “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation (NKJV).”  The apostle Paul was plainly asserting to the Galatian church that the status of a Jew or a Gentile did not matter as much as being born again in Jesus Christ. Dropping 40 pounds may make a new image in the mirror but the individual spirit and soul remains the same only by the transformative power of the Holy Spirit brought on by being born again and united with Christ that can bring a change to the human heart.  This New Year is a opportunity for us Christians to invite others to experience a true transformation of the heart and the miraculous weight loss of sin from the soul as Christ’s blood cleanses us.  And remember this regarding the physical body, Christ has promised us the only perfect body we will ever have when we are resurrected with him on the last day.

Stay prayed up,
Rev. Burton  

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