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Sharing Our Hope

Post  thirsty on Thu 29 Nov 2007, 5:31 pm

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will.

For by the Grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of God has given you. (Romans 12:13)

Heavenly Father love for us made Jesus Christ as a subsitututee sacrifice for mankind. Jesus had a powerful ministry, performed number miracles and laid a strong foundation for the Church. But His primary purpose was to die for our sins. Jesus' death satisfied the just demands of God, who declared that the soul who sins must die (Ezekiel 18:4).

By taking our place, the Savior cleaned our hearts of sin and guilt, making us worthy to enter God's holy presence spiritually (while we are on earth) and physically (when we arrive in heaven). We have the assurance of a future with Him. And we also have hope for the present, because the Bible promises that God will protect us and provide for our needs. But the Father is not satisfied simply with our coming to faith; He desires that we be the human expression of Christ to the world (1 Peter 2:12).

God gives us the Holy Spirit, who begins the work of renewing our minds to make us like Jesus. When we follow God's Word and the Spirit's guidance, our thought life transforms from selfish to righteous. And since our thoughts are what control our attitudes and actions, those change too. When we are thinking as God does, we appear to others as confident and courageous Christians.

A relationship with the Lord means not only salvation and renewal, but also a future and a hope (Proverbs 24:14). Jesus is the only "sure thing," but people cannot know that unless they learn about Him through our words and actions. Share your hope!

God bless

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Post  saved on Thu 29 Nov 2007, 5:42 pm

Thank you for a such a wonderful article. You article states that God wants us to be an image of Jesus Christ on earth. I wonder, how many can become an image of Jesus, who call themselves Christians?

I loved the whole article and may God give us wisdom and understanding through Holy Spirit to become an image of Jesus Christ. We can only become an express image of Jesus Christ, if we are living to conquer sin through the help of God.

God bless all

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Post  FaithfulSon on Thu 29 Nov 2007, 5:52 pm

Nice article that touches our faith.

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