Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Collinsville, Illinois

Free From The Dominion of Sin Romans 6.3-4 Palm Sunday 2019

April 14, 2019

Two thousand years ago Jesus came to Jerusalem as He was bringing to a final violent and spectacular conclusion God’s mission to save this world from sin. We are all here because we believe in God. We believe that life is not an accident. It is a miracle, and we have a purpose to know our Creator and to love Him even as He knows and loves us. But we are also here today because we know there is a terrible problem in this world and in our own hearts – the problem of sin. We feel its bondage and its destruction. We read of it every day in the headlines – a constant repetition of injustice, jealousy, hatred and violence. We see it our own lives – a false sense of security as we tell ourselves that we are okay and all is well, or lingering fear that we might be wrong about that. In either case we do not have peace or ultimate rest from the problem of sin. We know that we need help. We know that we need what Jesus came to give – salvation and freedom from the slavery of sin.