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Standing in the light



In the kingdom of God, righteous pretenders aren't welcome. Only sinners who know they are sinners, and who trust God to forgive them and make them righteous in Christ, are allowed in. Pretenders, who think they are in some way more deserving, or more acceptable, or less dirty than the others, can't stay.

 They remain in their sins because they won't give up their little righteousness charade and trust God fully to be their righteousness. Knowing what God has done for us and in us, we are led to work on ourselves to overcome the sin that so easily entangles us (Hebrews 12:1-3). But keep this in mind: we are accepted as righteous by God only because of what Christ has already done for us, not by our three-stooges-Keystone-cops-overcoming-performance, which is the best we can ever muster. The Holy Spirit in us moves us to devotion, but the victory in which we participate is the victory of Christ (Ephesians 2:4-7). We can enjoy the glorious fruit of h…

Standing for Christ No Matter the Cost

Stacy L. Harp October 29, 2007“I will not run away. I am ready to take a stand.” 
    Saratu Turundu was thiry-five and unmarried. She loved kids so much and desperately wanted her own, but God had not answered her prayer.     Saratu chose to devote herself to God and the church. She embraced her church family with her whole heart and especially loved teaching Sunday school. Her interaction with the kids and her opportunity to show them the way to Christ fulfilled Saratu with incredible joy. She knew she could never be happy without Christ. 
Read more on this article  , please visit : http://www.persecutionblog.com/2007/10/standing-for-ch.html

Standing Against All Odds

If your foundations are in Jesus Christ, then you can weather the storm. You can endure the crisis. You can walk through the fire. Because you are standing on Him who is the immovable Rock. Sometimes God will deliver you from trouble. Other times He will deliver you through it.
For more on this article please visit Frank Violas blog @  http://frankviola.org/2012/05/02/againstallodds/