We may attend church, speak in “Christianese,” and mingle nicely with others.
But when our conduct does not align with our hearts, our first-class behavior is just a performance of piety.
Paul often referred to himself as ‘an apostle by the will of God’ (1Corinthians 1:1, 2Corinthians 1:1, Ephesians 1:1, see note Colossians 1:1). No one is getting saved.’ So Jeremiah decided to quit prophesying, to quit sharing—until he realized that the Word of God was like fire in his bones and that he could not keep quiet (Jeremiah 20:9).
Yet each time I was disappointed at the outcome of our meetings.In each situation the person said he believed in God and wanted to escape hell.Let us go forth, as called of God, Redeemed by Jesus’ precious blood; His love to show, His life to live, His message speak, His mercy give. Would our words give away our relationship with him?(Leadership Magazine) While we were out for a family drive, a spotless white sign with perfect red lettering caught my attention: “Gutters and Windows—Quality Work Guaranteed.” The sign was pristine, but I feared the house and barn directly behind it might collapse at any moment.They sum up our complete salvation in Jesus Christ. The death of Christ was enough to pardon us in mercy, but it took the resurrection to effect our justification.
Grace is the foundation of our redemption, mercy is the manifestation of our redemption, and peace is the consummation. He “was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification” (Rom. And now, by faith, we have “peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. [Our Lord] took death upon Himself On that cruel cross of pain, And those who look in faith to Him Eternal life shall gain!
After all, it was from a Roman prison cell that Paul wrote to Timothy. But if you do, the Word of God will burn in your heart as surely as it did in Jeremiah’s, and, like Paul, you will realize you have no choice in the matter, for you are under the command of God. A Day's Journey: 365 Daily Meditations from the Word October 13.
And in this, I am reminded of another who found himself a prisoner… I am but a child,’ Jeremiah protested when called to minister. Santa Ana, CA: Calvary Chapel Publishing) In some cultures, the title below your name on your business card is very important. The way you are treated depends on your title as compared with others around you.
What is more amazing is that like the apostle Paul we are all sent out by the King of kings to the world (Matt. Let’s recognize with humility that we don’t deserve such a commission either.
It is our privilege to represent Him and His eternal truth in word and in deed each day to all around us. 1 Timothy 1:1 Did you hear about the little boy who returned home after his first Sunday School class? ' and the little boy answered, "I don't remember her name, but she must have been Jesus' grandmother because she didn't talk about anyone else." Does our conversation reflect our love of Jesus?
******* AMONG the safety rules mountain climbers must remember as they scale rocky cliffs is this: Keep three points on the rock.