12 JUN

2017

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

Born identity

‘[You were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ.’ 1 Peter 1:19 AMP

The most defining moment of your life you won’t even remember. You had absolutely no choice in it – you were born. When we become a Christian the Bible describes it like a second birth: ‘For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God’ (1 Peter 1:23 NLT). Just like your first birth, this is the defining moment of your new spiritual life, and although you make the choice to follow Christ, the promise of a fresh, new start is all down to Jesus: ‘[you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ.’ That’s why Jesus’ death is spoken about so much in church. At first it can appear strange to celebrate a death, to eat bread and drink wine to remember His body and His blood. But it was something Jesus asked us to do: ‘Jesus took some bread in his hands. He blessed the bread and broke it...and said, “Take this and eat it. This is my body.” Jesus picked up a cup of wine and gave thanks to God…and said, "Take this and drink it. This is my blood, and with it God makes his agreement with you. It will be poured out, so that many people will have their sins forgiven”’ (Matthew 26:26-28 CEV). It’s only because of Jesus that we can be forgiven and be born again with a new identity.

What now?
Thank God today for Jesus. Thank Him for dying for you. Thank Him for His blood.

1 Chron 7-9, Acts 15:22-41

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