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Blameless and Pure

Philippians 2:15

so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky

Yesterday we wrote about people knowing that we were Christians by our love (you can read it here if you have an interest). The key line yesterday was this – As Christians – others should know us simply by our love for one another. We are called to follow the example of Christ in loving one another. We are to love as He loved. Our love for others should be an example to others of the love of Christ.

Today we want to write some on being blameless and pure. Today’s passage says we are to become blameless and pure as children of God. Philippians 2:15 – so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky. We know full well that becoming blameless and pure is not something we can do on our own. Continue reading

October 26, 2017 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strive to be Blameless and Pure

Philippians 2:15

…so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky

112015 Ray McDonaldDear readers – how’s your Prayer/Fast going? I will try to ask this each day or as often as possible.  I hope that some of our readers will leave comments on this blog page as to how their Prayer/Fast is going and what God might be revealing to them.

Let me report that my Prayer/Fast is going well – although I may reconsider my fast from Social Media. I found out just how much I use Social Media in ministry these last two days.  To avoid it – would hinder me – I think. Keeping up with members and youth/young adults through social media helps me greatly. I will reconsider it – maybe not comment as much but still keep in touch.  I will seek something else.  Any ideas?

I have spent more time in prayer and reading the Word of God during the first few days of the Prayer/Fast. I feel a new closeness to Jesus. Every little bit helps!  I am doing two reading plans from http://www.youversion.com and encourage our readers to find a plan that works for you.  Mine are The One Year Bible and Devotions for Lent from Holy Bible: Mosaic if you desire to read along. Continue reading

February 9, 2016 Posted by | Bring, Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Daily Prayer, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Fast, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Lenten Thought, Outreach, Personal, Prayer, Theology | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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