Dead or Alive

i was struck by this quote from Louie Giglio as he spoke in Atlanta for the Passion 2013 Conference tonight.

He said,"Sin didn't make us bad, it made us dead.
And we won't belittle Jesus by urging you to fix that."

So often we create categories for other people and ourselves as either good or bad.

But the word of God says that we were dead in our transgressions and sins.
Ephesians 2:1

And Jesus came so that we might have life.
John 10:10b "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

Ephesians 2:4-5
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions —it is by grace you have been saved.

So this year I wouldn't just say to you or me, be good.
I would say, through the grace of God, be alive in Christ!!!

Fully Alive,

Joe