TUESDAY (June 30, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:39)
“Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.” (Romans 7:1–6)
The law convicts and kills. It shows us our sin and our need for Christ. The way of life and freedom is in Christ alone. While we still sin daily, daily we are forgiven and renewed.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Chuck this week. Give him your grace and teach him to learn more of your mercy with each passing day.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty God, by the working of Your Holy Spirit, grant that we may gladly hear Your Word proclaimed among us and follow its directing; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.