Friday, February 12, 2010

Smiting Moralism with Gospel Joy

Just a phenomenal 6-minute presentation of everything I want my life to be about.

Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ,
so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.

- Romans 7:4-6 -


Mark D. Twombly said...

Mike, this is fantastic, and so helpful and needed for me today, a constantly recovering perfectionist who is addicted to checklists! As I encouraged some brothers recently, let's be desperate for God to make us this way and vitally interconnected with one another to be this kind of people.

Psalm 25:4-5 is the cry of my heart today. Father, teach me, lead me - take me there, o Lord, so that my desires are wholly Yours.

Mike Riccardi said...

Amen, brother. Amen. May God give us the grace to receive such gifts in freedom.

I'm happy that this was an encouragement to you as it was to me. I'm looking forward very much to seeing you guys in only a couple weeks!