December 15, 2019
Rev. Dylan Valliere
The dominating, controlling, powerful force that defines and colors and flavors and permeates our lives is the love of Christ.
Jesus' death on the cross was not just his death or his death for me but is also in a real way my death, too.
Jesus' death was no more the end of Jesus' story than Jesus' death is the end of our story. Jesus' life is the defining reality after Jesus' death - for him and for us!
The life of Christ in action through Jesus' death and new life for us means everything for our lives here and now.
The priceless gift of God, purchased in Christ's blood, is my life lived for Jesus instead of for me.
Living for Jesus instead of self - that's NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN without Jesus.
The Christian life is about trading our self-centered lives for a joyful, Christ-centered life.