Come As You Are
The status quo thrives on feelings of insecurity. When people feel optimistic and secure they are more comfortable with change.
Perfection Found in Jesus Alone
Pastor Adrian Rogers
"Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:39
A perfectionist in the church is a miserable person. And not only that, but he makes everybody else miserable, too. The fellowship is never sweet enough. The teacher is never prepared enough. The music is never spiritual enough, and on and on it goes.
Jesus supplies the only perfection that we will ever attain until we get to heaven.
It is not perfection that God is looking for in His children; it is excellence.
God is working in you to achieve His purpose for His glory.
Memorize this statement, "I am worthy apart from my performance because Christ died for me and gave His life to me. My life is hidden in Him. Jesus loves me."
For more from Love Worth Finding and Pastor Adrian Rogers, please visit www.lwf.org.
Your Three-Way Calling
with Bayless Conley
In Jude 1, we read the following greeting,
Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ.
The Greek word for called here is used in three different ways. As believers in Jesus Christ, this word tells us we are called to three things:
1. It is used for those who are summoned to an office, duty, or a responsibility. Friend, every believer has been called. You have a duty, you have an office, and you have a responsibility. We have all been called to do something for Christ. We are ambassadors for Christ, and we need to represent Him to a lost and dying world.
2. The word called is also used in the Greek language to summon someone to a feast or a festival. And you know what? You have been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb, and you will sit down one day to enjoy all the things God has planned for eternity.
3. Finally, the word translated called in this passage is used to summon someone into court to give an account for themselves, or to summon them to judgment. One day we will have to give an account of our lives. One day every one of us will stand before the judgment seat of Christ and give an account for the works done in the body.
You have a responsibility to represent Christ to our dying world, to someday celebrate the marriage supper of the Lamb, and to ultimately give an account of your life.
I pray you will embrace and fulfill your calling today!
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By SIMPLY DIVINE LOVE on Wednesday, August 04, 2010