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God is quite clear about what He considers true religion.
James 1:26-27
Stand firm in your faith in hard times, encouraging one another.
1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Those in Christ are encouraged to talk to God about anything and everything, anytime. That's how to get peace in stressful times.
Philippians 4:6-7
"Come here! Stop working so hard. Take a break. Let Me refresh you. Hook up with Me. Learn how I work. Let Me do the heavy lifting."
Matthew 11:28-30
Evangelizing is vital, but don't forget to disciple!
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
The two greatest commandments, Love God and Love Your Neighbor; yet the world despises God and opposes men.
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
God knew His lost little lambs would need a special Shepherd. He sent His Son to guide and provide.
Psalm 23
If God has entrusted you with the Truth of His Gospel, then speak it boldly and live like you are His.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
As we await Jesus' return, we must work to serve God by serving others, sharing the Truth with confidence.
Serve God as You Wait for Jesus
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight..Jeremiah 15:16 NIV
Psalms 1:1-3
Only our best will do for God....and those we minister to.
Titus 3:12-15
Those whose faith, no matter how small, is in God will find their faith tested so it can grow.
James 1:2-8
2 Chronicles 16:8-9
James 3:13-18
Romans 11:28-32
2 Timothy 3:14-17
2 Corinthians 8:1-2
Lamentations 3:31-33
2 Peter 1:3-4
Romans 2:12-16
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Salvation, Regeneration, Justification
Titus 3:1-8
God cleans us up, gives us a new beginning, and sees us in our "Sunday best."
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Published May 21st, 2016
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[ Even believers need to be reminded to live loving, godly lives. The only difference now between "us" and "them" is Jesus. He saved us--not because of anything we did, but because of Who He is. The standard, the measuring rod, by which He evaluated us was not anything we had done, but rather He evaluated us according to His mercy. (Mercy triumphs over judgment - James 2:13). All of our deeds, even on our best day are just "filthy rags of righteousness" (Is 64:6)--worthy only of judgment and condemnation. But He saved us and cleansed us by the washing of His Holy Spirit. He made us new and gave us a new start. The Holy Spirit is the Agent by which we are made new. God is the Source of new life. We are His heirs. We need to be reminded to be intentional about walking by the Spirit; otherwise, we will revert to our default setting of ungodliness. We were powerless to save ourselves from condemnation, so God in His love, by His mercy, through His Spirit, with His grace saved us. He saved us by having the Holy Spirit wash us clean, by extending His grace through Jesus. He cleans us up, gives us a new beginning, renews the spirit within us by His Spirit. Why? So those who believe---His children---can stand before Him in their “Sunday best”, as if they had never wallowed in the mud! There is a place for our good deeds. They won’t save us, but they are the natural result for all who believe in Jesus. Our good deeds are evidence that we believe.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.