Friday, March 23, 2012

The Idolatry of Modesty

Hello,

Read this article on modesty and then let me know your thoughts.

The Idolatry of Modesty | JEFFBETHKE.COM

I think modesty is important and he makes some good points about this and realize that anything about our faith can become an Idol if we let it.

Actually anything that takes our heart or focus away from Christ our Lord can become and Idol so we need to approach everything prayerfully with wisdom and through the lens of scripture.

More to share later but for now, read this blog post from Jeff Bethke and come back and leave a comment here.

Blessings,

rlk

Friday, March 16, 2012

Who You Are In Christ




Who are you in Christ?

If you are a Christian, then the statements below are true of you and understanding your identity in Christ is absolutely essential to your success in living the victorious Christian life! 


Years ago someone shared this information with me and it completely changed what I see in the mirror and believe about myself. I also changed what I think about myself and others because of what what He thinks and says about us!


I pray that you are encouraged and challenged and allow His Spirit to reshape your thinking about yourself and others!

You are Accepted, Secure, Significant and much more in Christ and you need to understand that who you are, your identity, etc. is formed or should be formed in Christ and how He sees you and through what The Word of God says about you!


What God an His Word says about who you are is essential to truly living a full and effective life for Him!

You see, what you think about yourself as well as what others say or think about you does not define you! It doesn't mean that what others say about us doesn't temporarily emotionally impact us in someway, because it does, rather what they say doesn't change who we really are! 


May you walk in newness each day, walk and operate in His resurrection power secure in your salvation and who you are in Him!


Do you really want to see part of who you are via what God's Word says about you? If so, I want to encourage you to continue below and really read through the brief post as it shares much about the reality of Who you are in Christ! 


I wanted to share with you from my heart to yours as again, it's truly life changing to see who you really are...in Christ! You are highly valued and of great worth! Believe and receive these truths about you! 


Hover over the verse and a window will appear with the verse or you can of course open you're own Bible and read it along side this post. A statement about each verse is listed to the right of the reference. 



I am accepted...
John 1:12  - I am God's child.
John 15:15 - I am a friend of Jesus Christ
Romans 5:1 - I have been justified and have peace with God thanks to Jesus.
1 Corinthians 6:17 - I am united and one with Jesus in spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - I have been bought with a price through the sacrifice of Jesus and I belong to God.
1 Corinthians 12:27 - I am a member of Christ's body.
Ephesians 1:3-8 - I have been chosen by God before the foundation of the world and I’ve been adopted as His child.
Colossians 1:13-14 - I have been rescued from, redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.
Colossians 2:9-10 - I am have been made complete in Christ.
Hebrews 4:14-16 - I can approach God with confidence as I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ and know He understand everything I face.

I am secure...
Romans 8:1-2 - I am free from condemnation and have been set free from sin and death through Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:28 - I am assured that God is at work for my good in all circumstances.
Romans 8:31-39 - I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 - I have been established, anointed and sealed in Christ by God.
Colossians 3:1-4 - I have been raised up with Christ and I am hidden with Christ in God.
Philippians 1:6 - I am confident that God is not finished with me yet and He will complete the good work He started in me.
Philippians 3:20 - I am a citizen of heaven.
2 Timothy 1:7 - I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and self-control.
1 John 5:18 - I am born of God, I am under His protection and the evil one cannot touch me.

I am significant...
John 15:5 - I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and created to bear fruit.
John 15:16 - I have been chosen by God and He has appointed to bear good fruit.
1 Corinthians 3:16 - I am God's temple and His Holy Spirit dwells within me.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 - I am a new creation and a minister and ambassador of reconciliation for God.
Ephesians 2:6 - I have been raised up and I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 2:10 - I am God's workmanship and I’ve been created in Jesus Christ to do Good works.
Ephesians 3:12 - I may freely and confidently approach God.
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

You can also download a PDF version of the above here for your future review.


Let's help others discover who they are in Christ! Consider sharing this post with others, today!

I pray that we all learn and live who we are in Christ!


Blessings in Christ,

rlk

Updated: 05/02/17

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Christ is the Head of His Church

This video may be an introduction for a conference but what he shares in this brief video is something that the Church needs to hear again in my opinion:


R:2012 - The Church from Resolved on Vimeo.

You may want to pause the music that plays on this site by navigating down the right side where it says Tunes and press pause so you can properly hear this video.

We need to Uphold and Preach the Word and the Gospel and keep Christ as the head and the center of the church in doctrine and practice.

Lets make sure our churches, our pastors, teachers, elders are doing this!

Not focusing on the next big program or campaign but focus on The Word of God and keeping Christ as the head in everything we do as we need to grow not through temporary plans but by the everlasting Word of God and through Him, Jesus Christ who was crucified!  

Something to think about and pray about!

-rlk