Posts tagged Christ
Posts tagged Christ
Was just sitting here reading these comments and I thought to myself, “You know, Jesus came to die for so much more than ‘just’ to save us from the consequences of our sin.”
This is the good news, but the good news has many more facets than just this one…
There will always be a better life you can imagine, but don’t forsake the one you have for the daydream of the one that isn’t.
Instead of concentrating on the life you don’t have, try living the one you do unto Christ.
O Christian be content, because Christ is sufficient for all events!
Thought about this after reading this:
Christian contentment, therefore, is the direct fruit of having no higher ambition than to belong to the Lord and to be totally at His disposal in…
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Andrew Murray (via peacenotwar)
Not that I am speaking of being in need,
for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
I know how to be brought low,
and I know how to abound.
In any and every circumstance,
I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
(Philippians 4:11-13 ESV)
Outward acts of…piety which do not flow from the new and God-given affections of the heart, which delight to depend on God and seek his glory are only legalism and have no value in honoring God.
What you are when you are alone with God, that you are – and nothing more. You may make a great show of love and faith in church, singing like Pavarotti or attracting the masses to your profound Sunday school lectures. But if there is no private communion between you and Jesus – frequent and deep communion – then your religion is worthless.
A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.
You can have tons of religion without an ounce of salvation.
~ Author unknown
Going to church in a few minutes to worship my Lord!
Remember one of the reasons why Christ was sent to us today!
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
(Galatians 4:4-5 ESV)
“1 person esteems 1 day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The 1 who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord” - (Rom 14:5-6)
I agree, and see no inconsistency.
1. the context is not talking about any man…
I suggest this sermon series my pastor finished a month or so back on the matter of matters of indifference it applies to so much more than I ever thought and shows the right response to weaker brothers is always love. It also exposed some areas in my life that I thought I was the stronger brother in, but in fact I was the weaker brother.
I believe I have addressed what I needed to. Man made tradition for worship is not a valid argument for christian liberty. If that is so, then all sin is permissible for they have “weaker” faith. I still show my love in reproofing their error. Showing them that all days are the same.
This will be my last reply because I like to follow Titus 3:9.
It isn’t about reproofing their error (if indeed they are in error) or permitting sin. I can see you did not even listen to the sermons from your response. You need to read the rest of Rom 14 and 15 and consider what it means to “bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves”.
Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
(Colossians 2:16-17 ESV)
It seems to me that this does refer to OT festivals and such, but the substance has already come. Hmm…the substance belongs to Christ and his life which fulfills these things was recorded for us in the four gospels. So shouldn’t it be permitted to worship the substance which is such a glorious story from birth, life, death, resurrection to ascension!
Can it be wrong to worship at any time the one who was born to die?
To take a stand that says basically that people are wrong to worship their Lord and Savior’s birth can not be right. He is worthy of worship at all times as the pagan wise men that came to visit Him recognized.
There is not a lot of instruction in the NT on worship compared to the OT, but that is on purpose because now those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. We are not given whole books of instruction on how to worship, it is left to us for the most part. For the birth of Christ we have chapters of Truth, and a spirit of joy at the thought of what God has done in sending His Son to die for us miserable sinners!