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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
8/26/2018 0 Comments
'For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven' [Ecclesiastes 3:1].
Every year the world goes through seasons. Some more dramatic than others. Our lives mimic these patterns; we too pass through seasons.
But change is not always easy, especially when it means a transition into difficulty or the unknown. Further, it can be 'harder' when we 'try' to 'live the Christian Life', including changes, in our own strength.
Good Morning, my Beloved Friends. Continuing our 'Sunday Series' from our first introductory post, May 6, 2018, and our 'Mothers' Day Card, May 13, 208, today, May 20, 2018. let's see what 'Our Master, Jesus' had to say about 'seasons', and other areas of the 'Holy Bible'.
Continuing from Sunday, August 12, 2018, let us see how Jesus responded to the questions on 'seasons', as He teaches in stories or parables that those with open hearts would understand. [Continuing from May 6, 20; June 3, 17; July 1, 15, 29, 2018; August 12, 26, 2018, our Sunday Series].
Continuing - Why Drink the Old When You can Drink the New? Encouragement 3 - AM
From Colossians Chapter 3:1-11, we learn for our growth, who we are and what we need to 'forsake', to wit:
'1. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.'
My friends, this is 'salvation' in a nutshell. When we come to Jesus, we die to self. Through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit, we are alive in Christ, to Christ, for Christ. We are 'new creations'. We have passed from - death to life, spiritual life. We come by way of the Cross. But, we do not stay at the Cross. We are changed, and now belong to Him, working through all that is planned for our full 'change'. 'For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.' [Ephesians 2:10 ] Now, 'I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.' [Galatians 2:20.] [SMQ]
'4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.'
Now that we know what we are to 'take off', on our afternoon post, let us carefully consider what we are to 'put on', and, how. Please stay tuned. Amen. Amen.
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