The Way of Renewal

Re:Verse passage – Mark 2:1-12 (day six).

Jesus reveals something new. Up to this point he has shown that his mission is to bring renewal and restoration to a sin wrecked, spiritually oppressed and broken people; he has come to beckon his people to turn toward God. In this story he makes the connection between forgiveness and renewal. Eternal renewal, or healing, comes through forgiveness.

Another way to think of this, is that forgiveness, or avoiding God’s judgement, is not the end of salvation, it is the means through which we experience abundant life and fullness of joy.

Forgiveness is the way, thus Jesus is the way…the truth and the life.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

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