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Opinion / Religion - March 27, 2017

Minister’s Minutes:

Anyone in Christ, is a new creation,

by Kathy Webster pastor for the Lake City United Methodist Church

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

During this Lent Season we as humanity are reminded once again what it means to be renewed spiritually especially since this is the main message the pastors of the church universal want to convey to their flocks not now but all the time. In our scripture for this writing Paul is telling his listeners that eternal life is a free gift given to us based on God’s grace and as Christians we become brand new on the inside or recreated through the Holy Spirit living within us. We as Christians are called to be faithful and obedient unto God and his Son. This may seem simple enough just reading about it but in reality it may not be so. Just going to church on Sundays does not make a person a Christian—it takes an intentional decision and commitment of a person to have a renewing of the mind and spirit.

Yesterday I went to see the movie "The Shank" based on the book of the same title written by William P. Young. I would like to encourage you to see it if possible or read his book. The writer is able to address the same struggle that all of us have had or will have—how to deal with the loss of a loved one and learning to lean on God for healing and peace. In vs 17 Paul writes, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come." May we remain intentional and commitment to be the disciples God is calling us to be each day of our lives. Praise be to God, Amen.


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