Occasionally, we will reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on August 14, 2013, and is presented as an additional devotion for Easter Vigil Saturday.
Prayer: Help us, dear Jesus, to live in the good of your promises.
Reading: Romans 6: 3-11 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: When we turn our lives over to Christ, we are assured many promises. All who are baptized share in the death and resurrection of Christ and are assured of eternal life. Jesus was nailed to the cross so that we would no longer be slaves to sin. We are also promised that we will live with Christ after our death. We should remember our baptism and the promises surrounded by it every day, but especially in this season when we celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection. --Chad Hershberger
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