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5 minute Notebooks
Cyndi’s Talk: Jesus as our Defender, or ambulance driver
Talk about the incessant thought of other people being secretly mad at her. Feelings of guilt.
Have you ever felt like God was mad at you?
Have you ever felt like God was disappointed in you?
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”
-Romans 8:1-2 (NIV)
What does condemnation mean?
Why does having certain rules in place seem to tempt us to break them?
Imagine a scene where a bad car accident happened. A police officer is concerned with what happened and who may be at fault, while the ambulance driver is concerned with who is in peril and needs to be rescued from death or their injuries.
“Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.”
-Romans 8:5-10 (NIV)
Jesus rescues us and helps us to follow the law fully with a motivation of love for him, not just our own grit and determination.
“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?”
-Romans 8:31-35 (NIV)
Jesus is the one who stands and defends us in God the Father’s presence. God is for you, who can separate us from His love?
Keep on looking at what God says, keep on listening for Him and asking questions.
1. Carrie: 16 minutes race time
2. Zion: Switching schools
3. Zion: Job
4. Zion: Permit
5. Zion: House switching
6. Eden: for Dad to love petting smelly pets
7. Eden: miraculously in shape, cardio
8. Tessa: Zelia’s future farm animals
9. Isella: Cyndi’s pregnancy
10. Bryan: unspoken request
2. Ezra E
9. Ezra W