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Sold Out For Jesus

1 Timothy 1:15

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.

112015 Ray McDonaldWhat is our purpose in life?  Recently we have been looking into the Word of God for some understanding concerning God’s will for our lives.  Have we figured it out yet?  One of my favorite passages of Scripture tells us something we need to do to know God’s will in our lives.  Romans 12:2 – Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.  We are called to be transformed – changed – renewed.  If we walk in the path of righteousness rather than the path of the world – we will be able to better understand God’s will for our lives.  If we seek after God – after Christ – we will be able to better understand what God’s will is for us – God’s will for our lives.

Scripture makes it clear that Jesus came into the world to save sinners – that was His purpose.  Here is a passage from His birth story.  Matthew 1:21 – She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.  From before time began God’s plan was for the Christ to come and save His people from their sins.  Jesus fulfilled His purpose – God’s will for Him.

Jesus was sold out for His purpose.  Paul writes – Romans 5:6 – You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.  Christ died for all of us – at just the right time.  He even died for those who didn’t love Him – at the time!  Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

What is God’s purpose for our lives?  Are we seeking after God – seeking His will for our lives?  Are we trying to find out God’s will for us and our life and striving to walk it out?  If we are to have the heart and attitude of Christ – shouldn’t we be sold out for God’s purpose for our life like Christ was for His?

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

January 13, 2016 - Posted by | Build, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , ,

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