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MORNING CHURCH! PLEASE PRAY WITH ME. AMEN. PASTOR RODDINE HAS SPENT
THE LAST MONTH REMINDING US OF JESUS IN HIS OWN WORDS
WHILE WE WAIT
WAS LISTENING TO THE SERMON WHILE WE WAIT ON YOUTUBE WHILE I WAS
WAITING TO GET PICK UP AT THE AIRPORT IN SLC THIS LAST
SATURDAY. AND I COULDN'T HELP BUT TO START SELF EVALUATEUNING.
UNLIMITED ACCESS FROM TO BEGINNING TO END. WITH HIS WORD TO GUIDE US
WE ARE TO ABIDE IN THE KING, AND HIS WORD, TRUST HIM AND WALK IN
OBEDIENCE. I WAS ONCE AGAIN REMINDED, I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO
SUCCEED IN THOSE THINGS. THE WAY I THINK I SHOULD.
AND I BOTH KNOW, WE FAIL AT THAT, EVERY SINGLE DAY. YOU AND I BOTH
KNOW IT IS EASY TO TRUST OTHER THINGS, TO ABIDE IN OTHER THINGS THEN
BECAUSE OF THAT THEN BASE OUR POSITION BEFORE GOD, ON HOW MANY RULES
WE DON’T BREAK, HOW MUCH BAD WE DO OR HOW MUCH GOOD WE DON’T
DO. HOW WELL WE TRUST, HOW WELL WE ABIDE. IT IS EASY FOR US TO
BECOME DISCOURAGED WHEN WE LOOK IN THE MIRROR. WE LOOK BACK ON OUR
DAY, OUR, WEEK OR EVEN YEARS. AND ASK OURSELVES HOW COULD GOD ACCEPT
SOMEONE LIKE ME. HOW COULD GOD BE PLEASED WITH ME, HOW COULD GOD
LOOK AT MY LIFE AND ALLOW ME TO DWELL IN HIS PRESENCE, AFTER
VIOLATION AND VIOLATION OF HIS HOLY AND PERFECT STANDARD. AFTER SOME
TIME DWELLING ON THOSE THOUGHTS I REALIZED JUST HOW SELFISH I
WAS BEING. SO FOCUSED ON MYSELF. SO FOCUSED ON MY ACTIONS.
CONDEMNING MYSELF. FORGETTING IN A MOMENT ALL OF THE WONDERFUL
TRUTHS IN THE WORD OF GOD THAT SHOULD PREVENT ME FROM EVER
THINKING LIKE THAT.
DARE WE DO THAT. WHY IS THIS SOMETHING THAT WE DO?
AM CONVINCED THERE ARE TWO PRIMARY REASONS.
HAVE NOT BEEN EXPOSED TO THE REALITY AND IMPLICATIONS OF BEING IN
CHRIST, UNITED WITH HIM.
WE HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO IT, AND HAVE ALLOWED THE WONDERFUL TRUTH,
AND IMPLICATIONS OF BEING IN CHRIST TO SLIP SLOWLY TO THE BACK OF
OUR MIND WHERE IT NO LONGER IS ABLE TO IMPACT HOW WE LIVE AND
WHY WE LIVE. WHERE IT IS NO LONGER ABLE TO GIVE US PEACE. HOPE AND
JOY. WHERE WE CAN REST AND STOP FOCUSING ON OURSELVES AND OUR
BE HONEST UNION WITH CHRIST IS DESCRIBED OFTEN AS A NEGLECTED TRUTH,
A NOT WELL KNOW DOCTRINE, A NOT OFTEN TAUGHT DOCTRINE.
I WANT TO TAKE THE TIME THIS MORNING TO FOCUS ON IT A BIT. I WANT
THIS TIME TOGETHER TO BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO US. LET THIS TIME
PLACE US WEAR WE OUGHT TO BE. ON OUR FACE IN WORSHIP AND
THANKFULNESS BEFORE OUR WONDERFULLY GRACIOUS GOD AND CONFIDENT IN
OUR STANDING BEFORE HIM, BECAUSE HE AND HE ALONE HAS PLACED US
THERE, AND HE AND HE ALONE WILL KEEP US THERE.
IS FINISHED, YOU ARE IN CHRIST.
MORNING ALL I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS BEING IN CHRIST UNITED WITH HIM
. IT HAS BEEN SO DEAR TO ME THESE LAST 6 MONTHS. IT HAS HELPED ME IN
UNDERSTANDING SO MUCH. CLARIFYING GODS INTENTIONAL LOVE, HIS GRACE,
HIS MERCY, AND CONFIRMING FOR ME THE COMPLETION OF CHRIST’S
WORK ON THE CROSS, AND ALL THE BLESSING THAT COMES WITH.
IN YOU,THE HOPE OF GLORY.
them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the
riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the
hope of glory."
WONDERFUL MYSTERY THAT IS NOW READILY AVAILABLE FOR US AND WAS
HIDDEN FOR AGES PAST: IS CHRIST IN YOU,
BELIEVERS WE CAN BE CONFIDENT OF ETERNITY WITH CHRIST IN THE
PRESENCE OF GOD WHEN WE KNOW CHRIST IS ALREADY IN US, AND WE ARE IN
THE MOMENT OF SALVATION THE HOPE OF GLORY IS ACTUALIZED. AT THE
MOMENT OF SALVATION YOU ARE CREATED IN CHRIST
COR 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
IS INTERESTING TO THINK ABOUT CHRIST’S ROLE IN CREATION, HE
CREATED ALL THINGS. JOHN 1 SAY THAT COL 1 SAYS THAT. BUT A BELIEVER
IS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN CREATED AGAIN.
TAKES THIS CORRUPT MASS THAT IS OUR FLESH AND MIND, AND RECRATES IT.
RENEWS IT MOLDS IT AND SHAPES IT INTO THE IMAGE OF HIS BELOVED SON
OURSELVES TRY TO DO THIS. NEW YEAR NEW ME, YEAR AFTER YEAR I'M
GOING TO CHANGE, I'M GOING TO IMPROVE. WE TRY A BUNCH OF FLESHLY
METHODS TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT IS ALREADY DONE BY THE WORK OF GOD. YOU
ARE A NEW CREATION.
THERE IS SO MUCH THAT COMES WITH BEING A NEW CREATION IN
IN CHRIST, AT THE MOMENT OF SALVATION HAVE EVERY SPIRITUAL
BLESSING FROM GOD.
IS NO LACK.
SPIRITUAL NEED IS OURS.
CONTINUES ON IN EPHESIANS FOR 1O VS EXPOUNDING ON THE WORK OF GOD IN
CHRIST. PRAISING HIM FOR THE WAYS HE BLESSES HIS SAINTS.
1:4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he
predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus
Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of
his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our
trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
1:13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel
of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the
promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance
until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
MASTER PLAN FOR SALVATION. PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
GOD, AND ALL OF IT IN CHRIST.
MADE US HIS CHILDREN, GOD JUSTIFIED US REDEEMED US, GOD FORGAVE US,
GOD MADE US HEIRS TO AN INHERITANCE, AND GOD SEALS US WITH HIS
SPIRIT, AS A GUARANTEE, WITH THAT WE ARE GUARANTEED TO NEVER TO NOT
BE UNITED WITH CHRIST. BUT TO ALWAYS BE UNITED WITH CHRIST.
ARE HIS AND THERE WILL NEVER BE A THING DONE BY THOSE IN CHRIST TO
THEN SEAVER OUR UNION WITH CHRIST. THERE IS NO THING PERFORMED BY A
SAINT THAT WOULD THEN CAUSE GOD TO REMOVE HIS PROMISED HOLY SPIRIT.
AND UN UNIFY US WITH CHRIST. THAT WOULD MAKE CHRIST A FAILURE IN
SAVING THOSE THE FATHER HAS GIVEN.
JESUS HIMSELF SAYS
6:37 All that the
Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will
never cast out.
6:39 And this is the
will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he
has given me, but raise it up on the last day.
8:28 I give them
eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch
them out of my hand.
THIS IS NOT BEING SAID IN ANY WAY TO JUSTIFY OR MOTIVATE US TO
PURSUE SIN. THIS TRUTH IS NOT INTENDED TO LIGHTEN THE GUILT WE FEEL
FOR REBELLING AGAINST GOD IN OUR THOUGHTS AND DEEDS. IT’S NOT
SAID FOR US TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF GOD’S UNFAILING FAITHFULNESS
TO POUR OUT GRACE ON US. IT IS NOT BEING SAID TO MAKE IT SO THAT WE
ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR CHOICES. THE BIBLE IS VERY CLEAR.
WITH HIM, WE DIED WITH HIM. BUT NOT SO THAT WE CAN PURSUE SIN.
WHAT ABOUT RULES WHAT ABOUT GOD’S COMMANDMENTS DON'T WE HAVE
TO KEEP ALL OF THOSE TO STAY UNITED WITH CHRIST. DON'T WE HAVE TO BE
GOOD PEOPLE TO PLEASE GOD. DON’T WE HAVE TO EARN HIS FAVOR,
AND THEN HAVE TO PERFORM TO KEEP HIS FAVOR.
ITS IS FINISHED YOU ARE IN CHRIST.
DID NOT PERFORM TO EARN HIS FAVOR. AND WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
PERFORM TO KEEP HIS FAVOR. WE ARE JUSTIFIED IN CHRIST.
1:16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of
the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed
in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not
by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be
- COUNTED AS JUST, RIGHT. COUNTED AS RIGHTEOUS
WORLD LOOKS AT THIS WAY DIFFERENTLY. WE SEE THE WORLD AROUND US. WE
SEE THE SECULAR WORLD AND THE WORLD OF OTHER RELIGIONS BASING ONE'S
SUCCESS, HOW GOOD A PERSON IS, IN LIGHT OF WHAT THEY DO. WHAT
IS ACHIEVED, WHAT IS MERITED.
NOT HOW GOD DOES THINGS, HE SEES US IN OUR NEED AND DOES
EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, FOR US. FROM A SECULAR HUMAN
PERSPECTIVE OR THE PERSPECTIVE OF EVERY OTHER BELIEF SYSTEM, GOD
DOES THINGS BACKWARDS. GOD DOES AND THEN WE RESPOND TO THAT, RATHER
THAN US PERFORMING, AND THEN GOD RESPONDING TO WHAT WE DO AND THEN
HIM BEING REQUIRED TO GIFT US BLEES US BASED OFF OF OUR MERITS.
through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. 20 I
have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but
Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live
by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21
I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through
the law, then Christ died for no purpose.
DIED WITH CHRIST, UNITED TO CHRIST IN DEATH. THE LAW THAT WE FAIL TO
WALK IN OBEDIENCE TO HAS CARRIED OUT ITS VERDICT OF GUILTY ON
YOU.AND ITS PENALTY. BUT NOT ON YOU. CHRIST IS THE ONE WHO BORE THE
WRATH OF GOD IN OUR PLACE.
THEN THERE IS NO MERIT ON OUR END, NOTHING DONE BY US IN RULE
KEEPING TO MERIT RIGHTEOUSNESS.
RIGHTEOUSNESS WAS EARNABLE, FAVOR FROM GOD WAS EARNABLE. THEN CHRIST
DIED FOR NO PURPOSE.
IT WERE POSSIBLE TO LIVE A TRULY RIGHTEOUS LIFE. TO MEET THE BAR
THAT GOD REQUIRES. THE PERFECT RIGHTEOUS STANDARD OF GOD THAT HE
IT WERE POSSIBLE.
IT WOULD BE EXPECTED OF US.
IT COULD BE EXPECTED OF US
WOULD BE NO NEED FOR GRACE.
NO NEED FOR GRACE, THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE CROSS.
WE WE COULD PERFORM TO HAVE GRACE FROM GOD, THAT MAKES THE GRACE OF
GOD NULL AND VOID. POINTLESS. IF IT COULD BE EARNED THERE WOULD BE
NO NEED FOR UNEARNED FAVOR FROM GOD. GRACE WOULD CEASE TO BE
NEW CREATION IN CHRIST, BLESSED BY GOD WITH EVERY SPIRITUAL
BLESSING, IN CHRIST. CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST, JUSTIFIED IN CHRIST AND
6:4 We were buried
therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as
Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too
might walk in newness of life.
AMAZING WHAT UNION WITH CHRIST TELLS US. IT’S THE WONDERFUL
REALITY THAT YOU AND I ALONG WITH EVERY SAINT THERE HAS BEEN, AND
EVER WILL BE WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS. NOT ONLY THAT BUT IT IS AS IF
EVERYTHING CHRIST HAS DONE, BECOMES SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE DONE. IN
THE EYES GOD, WE LIVED A PERFECT LIFE, IN THE EYES OF GOD WE DIED
HIS DEATH, IN THE EYES OF GOD BURIED IN HIS TOMB, AND IN THE EYES OF
GOD RAISED TO HIS GLORIOUS HEAVEN.
TO HIS GLORIOUS HEAVEN IS NOT ONLY A FUTURE REALITY. IT IS
God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he
loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive
together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and
raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places
in Christ Jesus,
US UP WITH HIM AND SEATED US WITH HIM IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES IN
CHRIST = EVERYTHING. CREATED IN HIM, BLESSED WITH EVERY SPIRITUAL
BLESSING in him, CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, BURIED WITH HIM AND RAISED UP
WITH HIM. JUSTIFIED IN HIM RAISED UP TO A GLORIOUS HEAVEN, IN HIM
SEATED WITH GOD IN THE HEAVENLIES IN HIM.
ARE ALL POSITIONAL REALITIES IN CHRIST,
A FEW RELATIONAL REALITIES IN CHRIST.
MARK CHAPTER 14 JESUS CRIES OUT TO HIS FATHER.
he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you.
Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
CHRIST THAT PRIVILEGE IS GRANTED TO US.
4:6 And because you are
sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying,
8:15 For you did not
receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have
received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba!
SONS, CRYING OUT ABBA FATHER. THE FATHER LOVES US AS HE LOVES HIS
SON JESUS CHRIST.
17:23 I in them
and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the
world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have
John 3:1 See how
great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called
children of God; and such we are....
CHILDREN OF GOD, ADOPTED AND LOVED LIKE HIS VERY OWN WE ARE
HEIRS OF GOD.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According
to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living
hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to
an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept
in heaven for you
8:16 The Spirit
himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs
SONS, LOVED AS HIS OWN AND FELLOW HEIRS WITH CHRIST, THAT MEANS OUR
INHERITANCE IS THE SAME AS HIS INHERITANCE.
IS CHRIST’S INHERITANCE?
OF IT, ALL THINGS.
CHRIST, ALL OF THIS FACT ABOUT YOU. ABOUT EVERY SAINT. THIS IS SO
MUCH TO TAKE, SO MARVELOUS. SO MAGNIFICENT AND WONDERFUL.
IS FINISHED, YOU ARE IN CHRIST.
far from God and dead in sin,
light my heart could see;
in God’s Word the light I found.
Christ lives in me.
lives the flower within the seed,
in the cone the tree;
praise the God of truth and grace;
Spirit lives in me.
longing all my heart is filled,
like Him I may be,
on the wond’rous thought I dwell
Christ lives in me.
on this, CHRIST IN YOU, YOU ARE IN CHRIST.
AS PAUL, PETER, AMD JOHN DO. I WILL ALSO. THEY REMIND THE SAINTS OF
WHO THEY ARE IN CHRIST, ALL THE IMPLICATIONS THAT COME WITH CHRIST
IN YOU. STATING FACTS ABOUT THE SAINTS, THE REALITY OF WHO THEY ARE
WHAT THEY ARE, WHAT THEY HAVE AND WHERE THEY ARE GOING, IN CHRIST.
THEY DO NOT TOP THERE.
GO ON TO CALL THE SAINT TO WALK IN A MANNER WORTHY OF THE LORD.
JOHN 2:6 whoever says
he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
4:4 I therefore, a
prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the
calling to which you have been called.
1:10 so as to
walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing
fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
PETER 1:14 As obedient
children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former
ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in
all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy,
for I am holy.”
HOLY. BE DIFFERENT, SET APART, DON'T BE LIKE THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
DON’T BE LIKE THE YOU THAT WAS IN THE WORLD, THEIR DEAD. BE
THE YOU THAT IS A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST.
WAS SAID BEFORE, ALL OF THE WONDERFUL FACTS ABOUT YOU IN CHRIST ARE
NOT SAID SO THAT WE IN CHRIST, CAN DO WHAT THE WORLD DOES.
PURSUE WHAT THE WORLD PURSUES. TO TRY MERIT FAVOR LIKE THE WORLD
DOES. THINK LIKE THE WORLD THINKS.
WAY WE USED TO THINK. THEY WAY THE SECULAR WORLD, AND THE WORLD OF
WORK, STRIVE STRIVE STRIVE. STRUGGLE FOR ACCEPTANCE, FAVOR , LOVE,
RESPECT, PEACE,JOY, GRACE, HOPE. STRIVING TO MAKE IT SO SOMEONE
SOMEWHERE HAS TO RESPOND TO YOU AND GIVE YOU WHAT YOU DESERVE,
BECAUSE YOU EARNED IT.
REMEMBER THAT’S NOT HOW GOD DOES THINGS. THAT’S
BACKWARDS. IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST, YOU HAVE ALL THAT. AND MORE.
REMEMBER GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING IN THE
HEAVENLIES IN CHRIST. SEATED WITH HIM IN HEAVENLY PLACES. THAT IS
YOU IN CHRIST. Unconditionally.
THEN, INSTEAD OF HAVING A MINDSET OF EARNING GOD'S FAVOR, INSTEAD OF
HAVING A MINDSET WHERE WE THINK WE NEED TO PERFORM TO KEEP HIS LOVE.
THIS MINDSET. LIVE LIKE THE YOU THAT YOU ALREADY ARE IN CHRIST. THE
REALITY OF WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST, WHAT YOU HAVE IN HIM, WHAT YOU ARE
IN THE EYES OF GOD IN CHRIST. SEEK TO DWELL ON THOSE THINGS. NOT
WHAT YOU DO, BUT WHAT HE HAS DONE
then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are
above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your
minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
PERFORMED, GOD ACCOMPLISHED, THEN AFTER ITS ALL DONE. WE RESPOND.
WE RESPOND BY BEING DIFFERENT, BEING SET APART. BEING
HOLY. BEING DISTINCT FROM THE WORLD. SETTING OUR MIND ON
THINGS ABOVE. THATS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. THATS WHAT WE NEED TO BE.
APART, HOLY, BLAMELESS, DISTINCT. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE IN
THE EYES OF GOD, IN CHRIST.
NOW WE NEED TO REMIND OURSELVES WHEN WE LOOK IN THE MIRROR.
EVALUATING OUR DAY, OUR WEEK, OR EVEN YEARS. CONDEMNING
OURSELVES AND BEGIN TO THINK HOW COULD GOD LOVE SOMEONE LIKE ME, HOW
COULD GOD LOOK AT ME AND BE PLEASED WITH ME AFTER VIOLATION AND
VIOLATION IF HIS PERFECT AND RIGHTEOUS STANDARD. WAIT, WAIT,
HE IS PLEASED WITH ME, HE LOVES ME. NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT I DO. BUT
BECAUSE OF WHAT CHRIST DID. AND CHRIST WILL NEVER CAST ME OUT,
CHRIST WILL NOT RETURN TO FATHER WHILE EMPTY HANDED BECAUSE OF ME.
GOD CHOSE ME TO BE IN CHRIST BEFORE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE WORLD, TO
BE HOLY AND BLAMELESS BEFORE HIM. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS MY GUARANTEE. I
AM A HEIR WITH CHRIST TO ALL THINGS AND ALL OF THE FATHERS LOVE. THE
OLD ME IS DEAD, THE ME THAT IS NOW, IS A NEW CREATION IN
CHRIST. I AM CREATED IN CHRIST FOR GOOD WORKS. NOT TO STAY LOVED BY
HIM BUT TO RESPOND TO HIS GLORIOUS GRACE. I HAVE BEEN RAISED WITH
CHRIST. ADOPTED IN CHRIST, JUSTIFIED IN CHRIST. I AM RIGHT NOW
SEATED WITH HIM IN HEAVENLY PLACES. HIDDEN IN HIM. HE IS MY LIFE. HE
IS MY ALL
I'M GOING TO SET MY MIND ON THOSE THINGS. I'M GOING TO LIVE IN LIGHT
OF THOSE THINGS.
is the bottom line.
NO CONDEMNATION FROM THE FATHER, NO CONDEMNATION FROM CHRIST, NO
CONDEMNATION FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT. NO CONDEMNATION FROM MAN. NO
CONDEMNATION FROM OURSELVES.
IS FINISHED YOU ARE IN CHRIST.
debtor to mercy alone,
covenant mercy I sing;
fear with thy righteousness on,
person and offerings to bring:
terrors of law and of God,
me can have nothing to do;
Saviour's obedience and blood
all my transgressions from view."
THIS THE PART WHERE WE FALL ON OUR FACE IN WORSHIP TO A WONDERFULLY
GRACIOUS GOD, THANKING HIM FOR ALL HE IS, AND ALL THAT HE HAS DONE.
THANK HIM AND PRAISE HIM FOR PULLING US OUT OF CONDEMNATION. AND
PROMISING YOU TO NEVER LET YOU GO, TO NEVER LET ANYONE SNATCH YOU
OUT OF HIS HAND. WE THANK HIM AND PRAISE HIM. WE DO NOT PAT
OURSELVES ON THE BACK AND STEAL WHAT RIGHTFULLY BELONGS TO HIM. ALL
THE THANKS, ALL THE PRAISE, ALL THE GLORY, ALL THE WORSHIP. GOES TO
HOPE THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ENCOURAGEMENT YOU. IN THE SAME WAY IT HAS
BEEN AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME. SO, AS WEE GO ABOUT OUR DAY, ABOUT OUR
WEEK AND YEARS TO COME LET US LIVE IN LIGHT OF THIS.
LIKE THE YOU THAT YOU ALREADY ARE IN CHRIST!
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