Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Studying Sin

I've had my Bagels & Blessings hat on for a few days now. I realize that I'm probably wearing myself a little thin with all the Bible study that I'm doing. I'm leading a Beth Moore study, just started Love & Respect with another couple, and I'm teaching a series on Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets the Free. While some of it totally relates and it is wonderful, I feel like I really cannot stay in one place too long.

Anyway, studying Lies we believe about sin. Wow! I realize that the problem of sin is really the topic of the entire Bible: how sin began and what God chose to do about it because He loves us that much. He takes sin seriously. In light of this and without divulging too much at this point (before my teaching) I just wanted to spend some time this morning practicing gratitude.

Continuing with my 1000 gifts

Thank you Lord for:

146. Making a way of escape for your people.
147. Your Word which provides instructions for life and living.
148. Your undeserved Grace and Mercy.
149. Loving us that much! (to send your Son).
150. The gift of time to study and the heart to want to.
151. Satisfying my needs in a sun-scorched land (or cold cracked land).
152. A husband that helps make learning Your Word fun and interesting!
153. Curious children who ask lots of questions.
154. Establishing Yourself as our authority in this home.

Romans 3:23-25 "...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished..."

1 comment:

Michelle said...

my absence from blogging means I haven't been able to read you lately. I hope to this week. Love you friend, happy 2011