Week Two Homework | Covenant 2-2 | Kay Arthur

If the new covenant gives us forgiveness of sins, what was God asking us to share that we received as partakers of the new covenant in His blood?

To remember that He shed His blood for each of us- we are a new creation, forgiven and clothed with the blood of Christ.

I found the coolest thing....below is the Colossians 3 passage that Kay points out in our homework, but really after reading it in The Message Bible I find that it pretty much nails the entire point for day two.

Let's read it from The Message Bible ......enjoy.

Colossians 3:1-10 (The Message)
He Is Your Life
So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it.
Pursue the things over which Christ presides.
Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you.
Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that's where the action is. See things from his perspective.

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.
And that means killing off everything connected with that way of death: sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy.
That's a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God.
It's because of this kind of thing that God is about to explode in anger.
It wasn't long ago that you were doing all that stuff and not knowing any better.
But you know better now, so make sure it's all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk.
Don't lie to one another.
You're done with that old life.
It's like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you've stripped off and put in the fire.
Now you're dressed in a new wardrobe.
Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it.
All the old fashions are now obsolete.
Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing.
From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.

A good note card taken day girls! Grab some cards, jot some scriptures down and stick them around the house for today or in your car or in your purse or type them on your phone.........shesh, you get the idea right? Good heavens, how many people do you actually know that can jump up and down about note cards? Well you do know one, now let's get started.....

Note Card Verses:
Galatians 3:26-27 (The Message)
By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ's life, the fulfillment of God's original promise.

Romans 13:11-14 (The Message)
But make sure that you don't get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. We can't afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed! Don't loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!

Colossians 3:1-2 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

Colossian 3:10 (NIV) You have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator!

Ephesians 4:20-24 In reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

Matthew 26:28 My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins!!

What an amazing awesome GOD we serve girls! Seek Him Anew! Blessings till tomorrow when the Word Becomes Flesh! ~Melanie

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