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Choosing Powerlessness
Theme of the Week: Holy Week: Choosing the Cross
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Key Bible Verse: Christ never sinned! But God treated him as a sinner, so that Christ could make us acceptable to God. (2 Corinthians 5:21, CEV)

Dig Deeper: John 18:1-14

During the arrest of Jesus, Peter lunges at the nearest temple servant and cuts off his ear. But Jesus intervenes. "Put the sword away," he tells Peter and steps over to touch and heal the injured servant.

Then Jesus says to those who ...

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Thank you, suffering Redeemer, for paying the price for my sin. ... And through me, in some small or large way today, bring your priceless redemption to others.—Michael Card

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Curt Schleicher

April 16, 2014  8:24am

I am powerless when my attempts to demonstrate such 'so called' power go unrecognized in situations. In those circumstances, I need to call upon the power of the Holy Spirit to work in my life. But have I. No, more times than I care to remember, I have 'treaded deep waters alone resulting in frustration and discouragement. On these occasions which I may encounter in the future, I need to call upon my Lord for assistance and allow His power to work in His ways. Forgive me, Jesus, for those times that I've forged on in life and not allowed your power to work through me. Thank you for the times when you've given me the ability to 'let go and let God' work in me. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

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Chris Wolf

April 16, 2014  2:18am

In general men do not like to give up control of anything. Even when we have no true power to change something that is happening to us we still feel that we must resist and put up some kind of fight. True power is to let go and let God do what is needed.

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