Monday, June 1st

Monday, June 1st

Matthew 18:1 About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30

To whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27

This is the final week of Pastor Ben's sermon series called, "Framed." The image of the picture frame helps us take a closer look at what shapes our lives. It is important for us to grasp the actual condition of our lives and the potential for our lives that is available to us in Christ. The concern of the disciples for personal greatness seen in the verse from Matthew 18 above is a part of what Jesus deals with in our story for this week about the lost sheep. Personal greatness is a part of being lost and is therefore a part of the old life - the old frame and picture if you will. Our theme verse for the series in 2 Corinthians 5 above reminds us of the necessity of moving from the old life to the new life. Our relationship with Christ reframes us so that we are a new person with a new life. Our focus this week in on "significance."

Significance in the old life comes from things like personal greatness, but in the new life, significance becomes an entirely different matter because it comes from Christ and not ourselves. The 1 Corinthians 1 verse above says that we are "in Christ." When we are "in Christ" we have a new "frame." As ones who are "in Christ," we are framed in God's love and acceptance because we are recipients of his grace. As we shall see more fully from the story of the lost lamb, God provides the grace that leads to redemption in Christ because we are significant to him. The Colossians 1 verse above takes all this a little further. You "in Christ" (recipients of love, grace, redemption, acceptance) becomes true so that Christ "in you" becomes true. Christ "in you" is the key to a genuinely new picture being painted inside the new frame (you "in Christ). Through Christ's indwelling presence we become true works of art - masterpieces if you will and as such we gain a amazing sense of personal significance and meaning that revolutionizes our outlook on life and understanding of why we are here.

Come up with your own personal prayer response and offer to God.

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Jeawheeta wrote:
Where To Order Doryx Jersey Citybuy Vigora 100 generic cialis Cialis 10mg Nebenwirkungen Viagra 100mg Precio

Mon, December 31, 2018 @ 5:07 AM

2. Jeawheeta wrote:
Concorsi Levitra Avis Site Vente Kamagra Viagra Kamagra cialis without a doctor's prescription Priligy Crema Acheter Du Cialis En Ligne Amoxicillin Adult Dose For Cat Nite Cost Of 100 Mg Of Viagra whoesale levitra pills Buy Cheap Lasix Viagra Cialis On Line Sales What Is Zithromax Used For Cialis Acquisto Farmacia Italia Secure Ordering Pyridium Internet Shop Cialis Levitra Mujer Propecia Pas Cher Livraison Rapide Norapred Cialis Ceguera Cialis Durata Rapporto canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg Cialis Y Corazon Generic Levaquin Buying Best Website Shop Without Perscription Celebrex Discount Card Pfizer Cialis Y Taquicardia Buy Ketotifen Pills Online Cialis 20mg Achat France viagra Finasteride 1 Miligramo Propecia Keflex Effect On Staphlococcus Aurius Viagra Patent Expiration

Tue, January 15, 2019 @ 6:46 PM

3. Jeawheeta wrote:
500mg Penicillin For Std To Buy Birth Control And Amoxicillin Cialis 10 Mg Compresse [url=]cialis generic[/url] Achat Cytotec Original How Many Mg Does Cialis Come In Viagra Shop Schweiz [url=]buy viagra online[/url] Acheter Baclofen En Ligne For Sale Free Shipping Macrobid Cheap Overseas Zithromax How Supplied Kamagra Oral Jelly 5gm Sildenafil [url=]cialis without prescription[/url] Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Order Online Priligy 2012 Viagra Purchase In Nz [url=]levitra sirve para la mujer[/url] Buy Diflucan Pill Macrobid Low Price Amoxicillin Drink Coffee

Sat, January 19, 2019 @ 8:33 PM

4. wrote:
I'm so glad I came across the post! It took me weeks to search for the info
you have mentioned above and it's a real blessing to find someone as curious about this topic as myself.
What I am attempting to say is the value of this
problem cannot be hesitated. People who raise it are worth appreciation regardless of the fact that I, personally,
do not fully share your views. Anyway, thank you for sharing your own experience!

Tue, December 10, 2019 @ 12:44 PM

5. wrote:
Wow, this blog post is usually therefore remarkable! I discovered a lot brand-new, thanks with
regard to always taking us important and also purposeful content.
This is essentially the merely internet site I
require to go through such as, ever. With the exception of might be, also they create an attempt for best.

Tue, July 21, 2020 @ 12:24 AM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.