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  • Breaking Open the Word [Romans 13:11-14]
    Put on the Lord Jesus Christ
    1st Sunday Advent 2016
    Paul here talks about the primacy of faith in shaping Christian identity and dignity. He uses dualistic imageries of putting off and putting on, night and day, sleep and waking, to remind Christians that this is the hour of salvation [salvation means wholeness] and salvation is brought to us through the grace of the self-gift of Christ on the cross. Move to make that commitment of oneself to Christ by putting off spiritual inactivity [sleep] and the darkness of ignorance [night/darkness-a metaphor used for nefarious activities], instead, put on Christ and live an enlightened life awaiting our ‘putting on’ of immortality in heaven.
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