How Do We Change?

How do we fight sin?  In this helpful book, Tim Chester says:

The key to change is continually returning to the cross.  A changing life is a cross-centered life.  At the cross we see the source of our sanctification.  We find hope, for we see the power of sin broken and the old nature put to death.  We see ourselves united to Christ and bought by his blood . We see the glorious grace of God, dying for his enemies, the righteous for the unrighteous.  We see our hope, our life, our resources, our joy.  At the cross we find the grace, power and delight in God we need to overcome sin.  If we don’t come to the cross again and again, we’ll feel distant from God, disconnected form his power and indifferent to his glory – and that is a recipe for sin.

And this:

When we go to the cross, we see our God dying for us.  If you let any other god down, then it will beat you up.  If you live for people’s approval or your career or possessions or control or anything else and you don’t make it or you mess up, then you’ll be left feeling afraid, downcast or bitter.  But when you let Christ down, he loves you still.  He doesn’t beat you up; he dies for you (138-39).

Yes!  Lets help each other return to the cross every day.

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