Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Christians are new Creations


Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:1-2)

The apostle Paul had the ministry of preaching to the Gentiles.

He admitted that he was not sufficient of himself for the task. His sufficiency came from God through His Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:4-5)

The Christian life is from faith to faith. We all received mercy and grace from God from time to time. 

Christians are fallible. But true Christians will always come back to the faith. They will be filled with the Holy Spirit and walk in step with the Holy Spirit.

They will denounce their sins and turn to God in repentance and faith.

They will pursue purity, honesty, justice, righteousness, and truth.

They will lead others by good examples, and guide them by the truths of the Word of God.

They will live and love by the Spirit of God.

Christians are new creations in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

They will live in newness of life in the Spirit of God.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The LORD is my Refuge


The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
The righteous run to it and are safe. 
—Proverbs 18:10

As Christians, we can take refuge in the presence of the living God. 

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

“The name of the Lord” refers to God’s character, abounding with faithfulness, power, and mercy. 

The term "safe" means “set on high out of danger.”

We all face threats at times that make us want to run for cover. 

Some seek security in material wealth or relationships. 

But Christians has a more secure refuge. 

Because of who God is and what He can do for us, our best protection ultimately rests in Him. 

If we are facing a threat today, we go to the Lord, who is a strong tower. 

We will find refuge in His care.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Body of Christ


Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. —Hebrews 10:24


The Church is the Body of Christ.

It is here that we are taught and brought near to God.

It is here that we help one another grow in Christlikeness.

Here we meet together as a corporate body to exhort and encourage one another.

The writer of Hebrews said, “Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24).

As believers in Christ, we have the privilege and responsibility of encouraging one another in our faith.
 
No believer can function alone.
 
To live as our Lord Jesus wants us to, we need the community of believers.