Monday, November 25, 2013

The Sacrifice of Christ

Mother Teresa died in 1997. 
We marveled at her example of humble service
To Christ and to people in great need. 
Mother Teresa had spent 50 years ministering 
To the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying
Through the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India.

Jesus said: “If anyone desires to come after Me, 
Let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, 
But whoever loses his life for My sake will save it” 
— Luke 9:23-24

Our Savior came to give us life abundantly (John 10:10). 
But to discover the fullness of life in Christ, 
We are to lose our lives for Him.

Remember the sacrifice of Christ!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Create in me a clean heart, O God

We cannot live a day without sinning. It would be foolish of us to claim we have not sinned in our thoughts or actions for a week. The apostle John said in 1 John : "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us" (1:8). "If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us" (1:10).

God knows our hearts and whether we are sensitive to the convicting power of His Holy Spirit. Our best response to God's Love is to confess our sin and our need for forgiveness. The apostle John said in 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

The Lord Jesus Christ had taken our sin problem upon Himself by dying in our place and rising again. Only Him can create in us a clean heart!

Create in me a clean heart, O God. (Psalm 51:10)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christian is for Life

Christians live by the Spirit of God; they do not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Christians walk in the Spirit of God; they keep in step with the Spirit and live holy lives.

Christians are led by the Spirit of God; they bear and exhibit the fruit of the Spirit.

Christians are filled with the Spirit of God. God displays His Power through them.

Christians are sealed with the Spirit of God. They are eternally saved.

Christian is for life; a commitment and a blessing.