Thursday, September 15, 2016

IN THE BELOVED - By Robert E. Hanna

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:4-6

"[God] hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of  the world, that we should be holy and without blame before  Him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of  children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good  pleasure of His will to the praise of the glory of His grace,  wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved [One)"  (Ephesians 1:4-6).

Amazing grace! We, who by grace through faith are  members of the Body of Christ, are blessed above those of all  former dispensations. Accepted in the Beloved! There could  be no closer relationship. "For in Him [Christ] dwelleth all the  fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him,  which is the head of all principality and power" (Colossians  2:9-10).

Our position is acquired without our having earned it or  deserved it. "Not by works of righteousness which we have  done, but according to His mercy He saved us" (Titus 3:5). He asks nothing in return but our love, our thanks, our praise and  our total dedication to serving and glorifying Him. This is  little enough as compared with "His great love wherewith He  loved us" (Ephesians 2:4).

"[He] gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us  from this present evil world, according to the will of God and  our Father" (Galatians 1:4). "Thanks be unto God for His  unspeakable gift" (II Corinthians 9:15). How ironic it is that  any recipients of this great sacrificial blessing should regard  it lightly and thanklessly! To the saints at Corinth, Paul wrote,  "Ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying,  and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal?" (I Corinthians 3:3)

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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