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The idea of being clean through and through. Body and soul and mind. Pure, white as snow is very appealing isn’t it. To be clean, fresh, light and clear. That’s what we’re thinking about today.
As we’re approaching Holy week and Easter in this season of Lent we are thinking about the Cross; the death of Jesus and what it achieves;
It Rescues us from Judgement
Redeems us from Slavery
and today we’ll see that the Cross removes our Dirt and Shame
The scriptures preach to us the multifaceted achievements of the cross. The death of Jesus rescues us from judgement, removes our shame, reconciles us to God.
and - what we’re thinking about today - The cross Redeems you
To redeem is to purchase something or more accurately to buy something back. It’s the language of the pawn shop where I redeem my property - i pay to get it back.
Or it’s the language of ransoming a hostage or liberating a captive slave. Purchasing freedom.
The cross of redemption tells you what you are really worth. what you are worth to God.
The cross (accompanied by the resurrection) is the means by which humanity is brought back into relationship with God, with one another and with our very selves. It is the place of salvation, healing and restoration rescue.
It transforms our human destiny and can transform our lives now..