Sunday Collectives 8/31/15 – 9/06/15
Recently I had the privilege of conducting some research on world religions. During the conduction of this study, I came across one common misconception of Christianity. Many non-believers believe that Christians are imperfect beings professing perfection, i.e. hypocrites. While this claim does hold some truth, as some Christians, myself included, have many areas of improvement. Yet, a deeper examination of Christianity will lead observers to discover a fascinating truth.
Jesus Christ (the anointed One) is the only perfect being who will ever live.
We, at World Prayr, pray that just as you believe that God used His mighty POWER “In the Beginning…”; you also BELIEVE that by GRACE He used His mighty POWER to, forever, wash away our sins, when Jesus on the cross said, “IT IS FINISHED”. Be blessed by this powerful book, “Walking in God’s Grace….Practical Answers to Tough Questions”
Enjoy this excerpt from Walking in God’s Grace…
There is a lot of confusion and discourse about this question and a lot of wrong answers as it pertains to this question.
By Pat Thacker
What is wrong with you? And why do you think so little of yourself? When, what God has done for you through Christ Jesus gives you Great Value! You don’t realize the Magnitude of all Christ Jesus did for you when He fully obeyed God? If you did you’d never ever worry about your Salvation. He gave us credit just as if we’d obeyed all of His requirements (Justification). In Christ we are perfect in God’s sight (Holy) because of the Blood.
All that Jesus went through in Gethsemane was for us, being beaten all night long, thorns being pushed deep into His head,being beaten beyond recognition,dying and coming out the grave was all for us…
Through our identity in Christ, we not only see how much God loves us, but we find our mission and purpose as God’s children. As we learn to live according to our identity now as a child of Almighty God we are now, a royal priest, a chosen child of God, a member of Christ’s body, a vessel of God’s grace and glory.
We are the bride of Christ, Christ considers us a beautiful one, friends of Christ, a citizen of heaven, hidden with Christ in God, holy and blameless, a saint, adopted by God, a worker for and with God, a minister of reconciliation…
By Barry Werner
Effective leaders consider many factors when choosing teammates. Read Acts 1:20-26.
The suicide of Judas, the member of the team who had betrayed Jesus to the temple guards, left a vacant leadership position among the apostles. Using Scripture recorded from former God-appointed leaders, the remaining 11 Apostles decided they needed to choose a man to replace Judas. The apostles determined Judas’ replacement must be a man who had been with them through the whole time of Jesus’ ministry starting with His baptism and ending when Jesus was taken up to heaven after His resurrection.
I come to Thee,
With all my burdens
And my needs,
With all my sins,
And all my shame,
And ask You
Wash them all away.
Christ, to Thee,
To Thee I come,