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March 10, 2014

Killing Karma – Part 2

You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.” Colossians 2:13-14 (NLT)

I started a new series this weekend that I really believe could be the most life-altering series I’ve ever preached. I’m calling it Killing Karma as I’ll be sharing the biblical hope for replacing guilt with a life of grace.

Many Christ followers stay stuck in a cycle of guilt and regret that prevents them from enjoying the undeserved blessings of God. The great news is that Christ killed karma when He died on the cross so that we no longer have to get what our sins deserve. Instead, we get the very blessings we could never earn or deserve. The Bible says that God canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross! “In this way God took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin, and God openly displayed to the whole world Christ’s triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away.” Colossians 2:15 (TLB) In this series we’ll learn how to appropriate the power of the cross and break free from guilt and live every day in an atmosphere of unending grace. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the first weekend of Lent and start preparing our hearts for Easter!