Monday, April 27, 2015

Multi-Generational Christianity

The error which many Christians make out of a desire to continue advancing and prospering spiritually is to think that multi-generational Christianity comes from right methods.  Methods such as isolation, recruitment, having a cause, busyness, better ministry / missions philosophy, better mission statement, highly tuned doctrine, resources, the right ministry team, correct alliances, influence, aggressive evangelism, and a plethora of other good things.  Some of this has its place.  But the only way to secure a spiritual future is for each generation to obediently and humbly walk with God and to cry out to God all of their days for Him to fully perform His work in their hearts and lives as revealed in His holy Word.  -Phillip

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Resurrection Life, Thanks to Jesus.

But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.  (1 Cor. 15:38)

Jesus, thank you for taking on a body, so that I might someday be raised with a new and perfect body.

Thank you for becoming corruptible yet without corruption so that we might be made incorruptible.

Thank you for becoming earthly yet without a bit of worldliness so that we might become heavenly.

Thank you for becoming flesh yet without following the flesh so that we might be of the Spirit.

Thank you for becoming dishonored yet staying most honorable so that I could be raised in glory.

Thank you for becoming weak yet staying faithful so that I can be filled with your power.

Thank you for becoming flesh and blood and then being broken and spilled out so that we might become celestial.

Jesus, thank you for dying in victory and then resurrecting so that we might die to sin and enjoy eternal life. You died to save your people from their sins. Your people are all those who believe in Your name.

Lord Jesus, I thank you for conquering sin and death so that I through faith in you might be delivered from all my sins, original and actual, past and present sins “of the flesh and of the spirit,” and from the guilt and from the power of all sin. “For by grace we are saved through faith.”  It is not only, “by grace we will be saved.” I thank you, Lord Jesus, for present salvation and victory over all sin in my life today. This miracle is only through Your infinite power.

- Phillip, based on 1 Corinthians 15:37-57 and Ephesians 2:8
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