Thursday, August 18, 2011

Putting on my new self

Putting on my new self
not by the work of my hands,
created by God,
a gift of his grace

washed of iniquity
covered by Christ’s blood
casting off my old self
moving forward in love

Putting on Christ
the full armor of God
ready for the battle
the work of the Lord

Hoping to be empty
that I may be poured
filled with your Spirit
life, evermore

August 18, 2011
Ephesians 4:22-24
Ephesians 4:20-24
Ephesians 4:17-32
Living as Children of Light
Ephesians 6:10-20
The Armor of God
Ephesians 4, Ephesians 5, Ephesians 6
90 day New Testament Bible Study
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August 18, 2011
Putting on Christ

A garment of virtues
the grace of God given
putting on Christ
to guide our way

Mercy as he showed Mary
judged for her behavior
Kindness in his communion
his healing of the lepers
all who came to him

Humility in his servanthood
following the master’s call
Gentleness, when he said,
chiding the disciples,
“let the children come to me.”
Patience with their doubting
their failing to see.

Living in this world
but staying true to God
a model of righteous
what we aspire to be

December 27, 2009
Alive Now Daily Reflections for December 14, 2009 to December 20, 2009
Colossians 3:12-17 for December 27, 2009
“Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan”
by Robert Wolgemuth
Colossians 3:12
– “Insights: Waking Up Naked”

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