Scripture Reading: Philippians 1: 29
As we consider our position and standing in Christ (as members of the Church which is His Body), we cannot but rejoice and be thankful; but we must not become smug and self-righteous in the knowledge of our eternal security. Along with the free gift of our redemption by His shed blood, for which no price is exacted of us, we have received a holy charge of responsibility: "If [since] ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS ON THE EARTH" (Colossians 3:1, 2).
"Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:1-3). "Walk in wisdom toward them that are without [non-believers], redeeming the time. LET YOUR SPEECH BE ALWAY WITH GRACE" (Colossians 4:5, 6).
Not all will be sugar and spice! "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, m against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6: 12). "For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also TO SUFFER FOR HIS SAKE." "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION" (Philippians 1:29, II Timothy 3:12).
Thus the apostle's admonition of total commitment: "WHATSOEVER YE DO in word or deed, DO ALL IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, giving thanks ... " (Colossians 3:17).
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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