Posts Tagged ‘ Christ ’

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 12:10

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10, ESV

A 7th Grade student once told me to live a weak life.

If you have a weakness – illness, disability, fear, inability – Christ may use it to glorify Himself through you. Let Christ use you.

VerseD: Galatians 5:1

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1, ESV

How easily we act like ancient Israel, turning back to our old life and familiar temptations instead of fully pursuing our Lord.

Sin is slavery. Christ is liberty.

VerseD: John 7:38

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'”
John 7:38, ESV

The natural result of salvation is the outpouring of God’s love, compassion, and grace through you via the Holy Spirit of Christ.

VerseD: Psalm 16:8

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Psalm 16:8, ESV

Christ should not be center of everything. He should BE EVERYTHING!

Following Christ reveals He is in, surrounding, and holding everything, so we have no reason to worry.

VerseD: Psalm 91:2

I will say to the Lord , “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Psalm 91:2, ESV

God wants to protect you and preserve you.

But remember that our ultimate protection and preservation is found for our eternal souls through faith in Jesus Christ.

VerseD: Hebrews 10:35

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
Hebrews 10:35, ESV

To slightly misquote the hymn, our confidence is found in nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

We have assurance of faith, salvation, and God’s strength as we spur each other on and remind each other regularly of Christ’s faithfulness.

VerseD: Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1, ESV

When Paul wrote his epistles (letters), he was drawing on God’s Word (our Old Testament).

In Christ, we no longer fear death, punishment for sin, nor anything this world may do to us, for He has overcome.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 5:21

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21, ESV

We are utterly sinful.

Christ is completely pure.

He took on our disgusting, separating sin on the cross, so that, when the Father looks at us who believe this, He sees the purity of the Son.

VerseD: 1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
1 Peter 5:10, ESV

The enemy does not want us to be joyful or successful in Christ and will fight us continuously.

But if we remain faithful, our Lord will heap His strength on us to not only keep us going but thrive and be ready for our eternal home.

VerseD: Zechariah 2:10

Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell in your midst, declares the Lord .
Zechariah 2:10, ESV

Heaven is not some ethereal place where we will live forever.

Christ shall establish His Kingdom on the new Earth, and we will live with God and He with us in this renewed world!