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The world is full of unrest at the moment but this is simply a reflection of the restlessness of the human soul. We all need physical rest but ultimately we need the soul rest Jesus offers.
There are a lot of opinions floating around on what it means to be a Christian. How could someone summarize its essential meaning? This message not only provides the answer that is found in Scripture, but it also develops and applies that answer to our day-to-day lives.
Everyone likes games - football, basketball, baseball. But in reality people play a lot of different games that hide the reality of who we are or who we should be. For the believer in Christ, we are to play out in our life in such a way that people will see the light of Christ in out attitude, actions, words, and works. So what games are you playing in your life?
Holiness is not an option; it's an expectation. (Podcast listeners: fill-in-the-blank sermon notes are available for download on our website.)
Not having achieved the perfection that comes with the resurrection and glorification, we press on towards the prize of Christ Jesus and towards maturity. We are joined in this race by our brethren as we press on towards our Savior.
Having demonstrated what is loss and refuse, Paul now explains how Christ is our gain. Knowing Jesus Christ as Lord is gain in terms of our justification, sanctification, and glorification.
When God saved us and built us into his church, he was not merely creating a weekend diversion. He was actually changing people from the inside out and creating a group of a people with something very significant in common. What sets it apart from all other groups of people is the diversity of people gathered around a common Savior, Jesus Christ, and the eternal hope that he gives us. God has created unity in his church by the gospel of Jesus Christ. The same Jesus that saved you saved the other members of the church. That makes us into one body. That is why God commands us to work hard to preserve the unity of the church. Unity doesn’t mean that we that we all look alike or think the same things. It means we believe the same gospel, follow the same Lord, and work for the same end—the glory of God in his church. Today, we see how God wants us to live, to live in a way that measures up to the greatness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Are you right now focused on and committed to the Scriptures as your rule of life? Is the Bible of utmost importance to you in your day-to-day living? Is God’s Word the directional sign that lights your path?