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: TRUTH DELIVERED
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In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

– Colossians 2:11-12 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org, Author of Making Sense of the Bible

Baptism tells the story of the cosmos—that God has already broken the chains of sin through the cross. This is not an adherence to rules and regulations; this is a cutting off of the sinful nature by knowing that the God who raised Christ from the dead will raise us up as well. Are you trying to fight your sinful nature through your own efforts? Redirect your attention to the power of God, for he wants to raise us up toward him.

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