I was born dead.
Dead in my sins

And so were you!
It is the human condition.

David said:

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
Psalm 51: 3-6

I am no longer dead!

I LIVE...in Him.

Because He gave....
His life for mine.

On Calvary.

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,  in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.  All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.  But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—  not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s handiwork,created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

We have just celebrated Easter.
Many of you designed, created and sold wonderful
items to inspire and decorate for this 
most wonderful holiday.
Good works.
The art of spreading the gospel.

Praying that the meaning of Easter stays with us all the way through to next year.

He truly did lay down His life.
His Life...For Mine.

Scripture from Bible Gateway
and Devotion by Becky at Good Neighbors Candle

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