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Under the Law of Christ!

Scripture reading for July 17th: 1st Corinthians 9, Psalm 142, Proverbs 18

Key Scriptures:  1st Corinthians 9: 19-22 “For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.  To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews.  To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law.  To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.  To the weak, I became weak, that I might win the weak.  I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.” 

Paul explained his own attitude of love for those God sent him to reach with the Gospel.  He tried to identify with people and meet them where they were living in order to win the right to share the Gospel with them.  His motivation was their salvation, not satisfying his own personal preferences or cultural upbringing.  He was mindful of the law of Christ which was loving God and loving his neighbors.

Faith Confession:  Lord, I want to love You and fulfill the law of Christ in loving those you send me to in order to see them saved.  Open doors for me to share the Gospel today.

Psalm 142:1-2 “With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.  I pour out my complaint before Him; I tell my trouble before Him.”  

 

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Sharing with the Nations!

Scripture reading for March 5th:  Luke 2, Psalm 46, Proverbs 15

Key Scriptures: Luke 2:10-13 “And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!””

Luke tells the story of Jesus’ birth and the announcement of an angel to the shepherds who lived and worked near Bethlehem.  They were told not to be afraid but were invited to see for themselves the sign:  a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.  Suddenly, the heavens were alive with a mighty angel chorus praising God and pronouncing God’s blessing of peace to those on earth!  Shout the good news!

Faith’s confession:  Lord, I believe the good news of Jesus Christ!  I believe it is for all people of all nations.  Use me to share that good news!

Psalm 46:10-11: “Be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”  The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

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