Andy Stanley says, “Direction determines where we end up.”

Praise Jesus! We have been steered in a new direction. No longer heading towards the destination sin had for us. Our thoughts, our heart, our life is now set toward heaven and eternity with our Father.
The cross set us in a new direction.

Read Romans 8:5-6 here:http://bit.ly/2pPdsJW

We have a choice – we can choose to listen and obey to the Holy Spirit, steering us away from death and towards life and peace, in this new direction the cross brought.
Because we have chosen Jesus, our direction has changed, our ending has changed.



The dictionary definition of ‘relationship’: “The way in which two or more people, or things are connected.”

Could you imagine a world without relationship? What would that even look like?

The very thought of not being connected to friends, family, and just people in general makes me nervous – sjoe, can’t imagine that hey! Never mind people – could you imagine not being connected to the one who created you and loves you the most in the world.

Connection to God our Father was lost in the Garden because of sin. The cross is what reconnects us. We now live, where nothing could separate us from Love and being in relationship with our heavenly Father – because of the cross.

Read Romans 8:31-39 here, http://bit.ly/2Dlq1Gv



The CROSS brought HOPE

Read Romans 8:18-25 (http://bit.ly/2yGe0Wk)

Ever hope for something you already have? Uhm, no – who does that!?

We hope for things we don’t have. When something is promised to us (like a gift or a favour or an outing or a meal) we wait and hope for that promise, like your dog might wait with excitement by the door for you to come home.

Because of the cross, we are promised a few things as we have just read in Romans 8 (write down what they are). And so now we wait, not with false hope; we can be sure of this hope – that what God has promised He will deliver on.

The cross is our guarantee of this.



The CROSS brought LIFE

St. Rose of Lima stated, “Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.”

Heaven to me is a picture of life at its fullest, life in abundance, life to the max. Many believe and think that the road to heaven is paved with good intentions and good deeds.

The Bible is clear about the path to life. It comes only by the death (on the cross) and resurrection of Jesus Christ. How awesome is it that all we need to do is say a prayer, surrender our lives to living for Jesus, and we get eternal life!

Read Romans 8:10-13 here: http://bit.ly/2pyrEac