L “So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” (Romans 8:12-13) Let us confess the ways we continue to live according to the flesh.
Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L …all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
C (We) did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but we have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" the Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God…” (Romans 8:14-16)
L “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16-17)