To realize the gift we have in Christ brings great gratitude. To hear our sins are forgiven, our debt of sin is canceled, and we stand with no condemnation, brings great joy. Also, to be invited into a conversation of ongoing purification through confession causes ongoing daily transformation in our lives.
Romans 8:1-2 NIV
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
1 John 1:9 NKJV
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Prayer + Reflection
1. Pray for our world to experience true penitence and God’s radical forgiveness.
2. Pray for your church’s impact on your community as we share the gospel.
3. Confess anything keeping you from Christ today, and accept His forgiveness.
Look up the word “freedom” together in the dictionary or online and talk about what freedom means. Now read Romans 8:1-2 and discuss what the Bible says about the freedom that Jesus gives us. How has God shown you forgiveness? How can you show forgiveness to others? End by speaking the following blessing over one another: “May you know God’s forgiveness this week. May you forgive others as He has forgiven you.”