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THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP

 September  28, 2014

"Slaves of Justice"

The words sin and righteousness appear many times in scripture but are not the sort of words we use in everyday language. Both these words figure prominently in our scripture for the week, Romans 6:15-23. Paul makes the case that Jesus frees us from being slaves to sin so that we might be slaves to righteousness. Both of these words are descriptions of behavior. Plato’s mind v. body dualism influenced the ways Christians think about these words. We have come to understand these words in terms of personal pleasure contrasted to the ability to transcend bodily desires. In other words we have come to understand sin and righteousness in terms of purity. But in the biblical mind, the words sin and righteousness have to do with how we treat each other. Do we behave toward others as God would have us behave? Insofar as the answer is no, we are slaves to sin. Insofar as the answer is yes, we are slaves to righteousness. Jesus frees us to be slaves of righteousness.  —Phil Waite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click on pastor Phil Waite's picture to read his reflections; from the sacred to the secular; from sports to sexual ethics.

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