Deacon Jim Olson
Homily for April 12, 2021
267 4-12-21 2nd WOE John 3:1-8
We are sons and daughters of God and citizens of His kingdom.
To be reborn in the Spirit is to enter that society in which God is honored and obeyed. Those who willingly accept God’s rule in their lives become citizens of God’s heavenly kingdom and members of God’s family – His adopted sons and daughters. And they enter into possession of the life which comes from God Himself, an everlasting life of love, peace, joy, and freedom from sin, oppression, and corruption. Do you know the joy and freedom of the new birth and abundant life which Jesus Christ has won for you?
Lord Jesus Christ, you offer us abundant new life and power to live as sons and daughters of our Father in heaven. Renew in me the gift of faith to accept and obey your life-giving word and to cooperate with the transforming power of your Holy Spirit who changes us into your likeness. May your kingdom come, and your will be done in my life today, tomorrow, and always.