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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Flying easy Thursday's Word by Brend Smith, part 1

Thursday's Word

DEFINED: Not difficult. Convenient.
SCRIPTURE: For the Grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;"
It is not always easy to live a Christian life. We make so many mistakes. As Christians living the life that God desires we live can be hard. But one of the biggest mistakes we can make is making the life that God calls us to live impossible. It's easy to see all the standards in the Old Testament and just believe that it's impossible to match up. Grace teaches us that we have been redeemed. It is paying a price to regain something that will otherwise be forfeited. Jesus Christ gave himself as a man for men. He knows what you are going through, he understands your temptation, your struggles - the Bible says that he was tempted in everyway just as we are. Jesus cared so much for the forgotten and the loney in society - he touched when he didn't have to. He taught when he was tired. He prayed when he needed guidance. He came as the perfect sacrifice for sins. He came to redeem us from all wickedness.
His grace in our lives make us his people. When Ephesians speaks of being sealed with the redemption through the holy spirit - it means that we are living Chirst like lives. We are seeking his will, and to the best of our ability we are growing in him. Being a person of God - is not a gimmick.  It is not something we do once or twice and we are done. AND SO IT WAS, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teachings, in which He was teaching because the truth He spoke contrasted with what the scribes taught. They were teachers who interpreted the Law to the people. Jesus was the one who challenged the long held teachings of the scribes and beliefs of the people. He was speaking with authority (Matthew 7:28-29), and saying things that were not like the things the scribes in their lives had taught them.

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