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Tag: Liturgical

“A Life of Denial”

If our lives were examined, who or what should show up as our priority? Our lives, as Christians, aren’t about us. They are about Jesus and being winsome to others for Him. We should be willing to give up all – our very self – for Him and others; just as Jesus did for us. Denial is a fundamental characteristic of a Christian. Let’s show that. Let’s live that.

“If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” ~Jesus

Matthew 16:24

SCRIPTURE USED:

  • Matthew 16:21-26

“Change Your Mind”

What changes a person – and what does it mean to be changed? More precisely, what does it mean and how does it manifest itself in the life of a Christian? God has something to says about that.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.

Romans 12:2a (ESV)

SCRIPTURE USED:

  • Romans 11:33—12:3

“Simple Salvation”

What does God see in us? Why would He give any attention to the likes of us, who constantly rebel and disobey? His answer: because He loves us and desires to be with us for eternity! He considers us a treasure! May we consider Him ours!

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Romans 10:13 (ESV)

SCRIPTURES USED:

  • Romans 10:5-17

“’X’ Marks the Spot”

What does God see in us? Why would He give any attention to the likes of us, who constantly rebel and disobey? His answer: because He loves us and desires to be with us for eternity! He considers us a treasure! May we consider Him ours!

You are a people holy to the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 7:6 (ESV)

SCRIPTURES USED:

  • Matthew 13:44-46;
  • Deuteronomy 7:6-9

“Roundup”

There will be struggles and things in this world hurt, and challenge us. That’s a certainty. The Devil sows weeds to choke us. In fact, all of Creation is suffering due to sin. But as certain as sin and Satan are, their destruction is assured – as is our eternal life!

Hold on tight! He’s got you!

The Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Romans 8:26b (ESV)

SCRIPTURES USED:

  • Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
  • Romans 8:18-27