Thursday, June 21, 2007

More thoughts to come

NIV John 8:1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.
3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.
7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."
8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.
10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."
12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

NIV Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, {1 Some later manuscripts Jesus, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit,}
2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, {3 Or the flesh; also in verses 4, 5, 8, 9, 12 and 13} God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. {3 Or man, for sin} And so he condemned sin in sinful man, {3 Or in the flesh}
4 in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
5 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.
6 The mind of sinful man {6 Or mind set on the flesh} is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
7 the sinful mind {7 Or the mind set on the flesh} is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
9 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.
10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation-- but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.
13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,
14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. {15 Or adoption} And by him we cry, "Abba, {15 Aramaic for Father} Father."
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs-- heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.


Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

I cannot imagine being as sick as you have been for that long. Bless your heart! You deserve a gold medal. Several gold medals.

connorcolesmom said...

I am so glad you like the CDs. We were in town last week and go the chance to go to The Church of Brook Hills and see Dr. David Platt. Oh my he is good!!
God really uses him - I learned so much and we (my brother, Brynn, Craig, and I) all talked the whole way home about the sermon - it was that good!
I actually have thought about going to a different church. I have been praying about it for a few months. I have not said anything to my husband b/c I just wanted clarification first. Well Sunday on the way home Craig (my husband) said "Man David sure makes me want to visit other churches" I got my confirmation.
Still changing churches is a bit complicated (I can go into the details later) so we are going to have to take it prayerfully slow!
Love ya sweet siesta!!