Saturday, August 27, 2016

HOW YE OUGHT TO WALK – By Robert E. Hanna

By Robert E. Hanna

 Scripture Reading: I Thessalonians 4: 1

In our daily walk as saints of God, we are urged to always perform over and above normal expectations. Paul refers to "the exceeding greatness of [God's] power" (Ephesians 1:19),  "the exceeding riches of His grace" (Ephesians 2:7), .etc, He  writes, in verse 14 of I Timothy 1, "The grace of our Lord was  exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ  Jesus." God's limitless love and grace toward us deserve no  less than our maximum endeavor to serve and glorify Him to  the uttermost. We are thus exhorted by the apostle Paul, as  written to the Thessalonian church, "We beseech you,  brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have  received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye  would abound more and more." Having been properly  instructed by Paul and his companions, the Thessalonians are  admonished to live and act accordingly.

The enormity of God's boundless mercy and grace has  bestowed a treasure beyond comprehension. Through the  death, burial and resurrection of His beloved Son, He has  provided the only possible redemption from eternal  damnation and torture in the fiery pit. It would be utterly  beyond our capacity to return in kind the indescribable  measure of kindness that we have received through the  finished work of the cross. The only course open to us, then, is  to exercise our maximum effort in the attempt to approach as  closely as possible the level of gratitude commensurate with  our gift from above. "Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable  gift" (II Corinthians 9:15).

Our primary concern is aptly defined by our apostle.  "Giving thanks unto the Father ... Who hath delivered us   (Colossians 1:12, 13).

The simplicity of the Gospel - Les Feldick

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
ead Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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