Set free from Sin

Dear Mosaic Family, I really hope you're enjoying the Book of Romans as much as I am! As we soar over this most profound book and get a glimpse of the breathtaking vistas, you can't help but be amazed at God's glorious plan of salvation through the Gospel. In chapter 6, Paul pauses to deal with a question that naturally arises when people hear that we're saved simply by grace through faith in Christ, not because of anything we do. If our good works add nothing to our justification before God, and our righteousness is not our own, then why in the world do we need to do good works at all? Why fight sin? Why fight temptation? Why not just give in? If we've been set free from the demands of the law, why can't we just live free, doing anything we want?

Remember the exhilarating feeling you experienced when you first got your driver's license? Woo hoo!! Freedom!! Time to hit the road! One of the things you quickly realize (especially after that first speeding ticket): you're not as free as you thought. With the new freedom to drive, you get a new framework in which to drive, so you can continue to enjoy your freedom to drive, and not impinge on any one else's freedom. Same goes with our freedom in Christ. We are set free from sin in order to enjoy the freedom of holiness.

In order to best prepare yourself for the sermon tomorrow, please read Romans chapter 6-8. Looking forward to worshiping with you tomorrow!

Praying for you! Pastor Jan

Announcements:
Baptism Service Sunday, August 21st. If you would like to be baptized at Mosaic, the next baptism service is coming up. If interested in getting baptized, email admin@mosaicboston.com

3rd Quarterly Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday, September 25th1-3pm. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share!

Pre-service Prayer 
Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.
Membership Class 

Sunday, September 111-3pm. Lunch provided. If you would like to attend this membership class, please sign up by emailing admin@mosaicboston.com

Mosaic Youth Group 

Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

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