Archive for November 15th, 2017

15 Nov 2017 LIVING AS A BELIEVER!
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Colossians 2:6-7

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” 

Yesterday I shared God’s plan for our salvation by quoting from Ephesians 2:8-9. It is by God’s grace and our faith in believing and receiving His provision of eternal salvation for all who trust in Him alone.

When we place our trust in the completed work of Jesus Christ we begin our walk as new believers. It is at this point that much confusion exists. All too often we are led to believe that we are kept by our works. We can no more be kept by our good works than we can be saved by our good works.

Notice in today’s Scripture that Paul writes that just as we received salvation by grace through faith, we are to walk with the Lord by grace and through faith. In order to be strong and productive believers we need to live in victory. We do that by constantly walking by faith as God’s own dear children.

As adoptive children of the God of the universe we have received a new name and a new identity. There is nothing we can do that will keep us saved any more than we could do anything to deserve it in the first place.  We just live as believers!

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing by your words and actions!

–  – – Pastor Cecil