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Good Morning December 3

Jesus was always reversing things. He fulfilled perfectly the law God required of mankind, but He refused to be bound by the legality of the Pharisees. He called disciples to an important mission, but instead of great perks with the job He told them there would be suffering, persecution, and death. He offers us new life, the best life possible, but says that we must first die to ourselves and be reborn in Him. He submitted to governing authorities allowing them to murder Him so that He would become King of all kings and Lord of all lords. Following Christ means coming into His world, His life, His nature. It is not just having some of the nice things we like about Jesus come into the world we’ve made. Jesus doesn’t just offer us a nice moral standard to follow. He shows us the cross and says there alone you will find the life that really matters.