August 2016 Newsletter
"Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life-even though invisible to spectators-is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you'll show up, too-the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ."
- Colossians 3:4 MSG
"True Grateful Dead"
Unfortunately, I don't think that going to only one Grateful Dead concert in my lifetime gets me in that elite group called the 'Dead Heads.' Bummer, I guess I'll just have to live with that...
But just as how many official 'Dead Heads' would have considered the next Grateful Dead concert a 'life or death' issue, I would have you consider that that is exactly at what's stake when it comes our spiritual lives.
You see, the Gospel not only offers total and complete forgiveness, it gets rid of the spiritually 'dead' person you were in Adam and rebirths you as a brand new, spiritually alive person in Jesus.
You got it! God eliminated your old spiritual identity in Adam by arranging for your death, burial and resurrection with Jesus. He didn't arrange for your death to pay for your sins, no, that was Jesus' job. He arranged for your death so that you could die out of that spiritual lineage in Adam and be born again; into a brand new lineage - in Jesus. Like me, you may not qualify as a 'Dead Head,' however the death of your old I.D. in Adam makes you a legitimate member of the 'True Grateful Dead.' Now you can really live!
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Edwina came to Grace Ministries to attend a book study. She recognized that the issues of the past were preventing her walking with in the life of Christ, living in freedom and wholeness. She joined the staff at Grace Ministries as a counselor in 2012. Beyond her personal schooling, Edwina has completed Advanced Discipleship Counseling Training.
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