uncommon sense: control

Most people would agree that the world would be a better place if people used a little more common sense. But Jesus came to introduce a way of life that wasn't an improvement or addition to what's considered common sense. It was a complete reversal. This week we see that common sense says to follow your passions, but Jesus says control them. Common sense says that you can only realize your true self by first identifying and then gratifying your deepest desires, but Jesus says that your true self is doomed to death by default—what’s required is a new self set free from sin. We live in the uncommon sense of the gospel that offers reconciliation between passionate sinners and a merciful God.

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