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The Overlooked Gift of Christmas

Faith and Life Podcast

Release Date: 12/22/2019

Open God’s gift of being delivered from the power of sin. When the angel explained to Joseph that what had been conceived in Mary is from the Holy Spirit, the angel said, “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21) This gift that God gives to us is not only being forgiven of our sins (as great as that is!), but also being freed from the power of sin over us. Sin is no longer our master, because we are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14) Therefore, through the power of our new master the Holy Spirit living in us, we can begin to put sins behind us and live new lives of righteousness.
Next Step: Identify a sin that you have given up trying to overcome. Name that before God and surrender it to God’s power in you to overcome. Trust that you can take steps to leave this sin.