(Hebrews 11:10 NIV84) For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Hello to All,
May you be blessed this good day on the path of Jesus Son of God!
God is always amazing me. Praise him for his word of truth. Where would we be without his inspired, holy words to guide our lives?
In our Romans study for this Sunday we take the next step on God’s solid foundation to service and worship.
Note the Progression … Bow before God ➼ Now Hear God ➼ Renewed Mind ➼ Changed Life ➼ Know the Will of God by Real World Testing ➼ Ready to See Where the “New” Me Fits in God’s Plan.
Seeing the real you …
You do not see the “real” you (the “new” you) until you are bowed before the throne of God. When this happens, you will begin receiving a torrent of new “God information” which will absolutely change your life. Now things are clicking. Light bulb flickers, then shines brightly. Welcome to God’s world. Same planet, different view. Still on Earth but your horizon has expanded far beyond. Enjoy the view. You have finally arrived at a place where you will begin to see yourself as God sees you. You will begin to understand the works that he has crafted especially for you. You will begin to drink with great satisfaction the pleasure of your Father in Heaven.
I hope you enjoyed the nice summer weather we had today. Yes. Grass cutting, working in the garden, walking, bicycling …
Now on to this week’s study.
How do we know the will of God? How do we determine in our world the things that are good, acceptable, even perfect, in God’s eyes?
Today’s text in Romans 12:1-2 brings us to an exhortation to place ourselves in the best imaginable place in the universe. Before the throne of God in full acceptance. Bowed before God in all his holiness and righteousness and knowing that I am fully embraced by this mighty God.
So I do the only reasonable thing. I worship him and offer my life as a living sacrifice.
Do we understand what God offers us through his glorious gift of salvation? I come to this question again and again. We should be in such awe of God’s wondrous plan … How could we ever rebel? How could we ever stumble in our pettiness?
Here is an overview of Romans.
Doctrine/Theology: Romans 1-8
God’s Redemptive History: Romans 9-11
Practical Theology: Romans 12-16
Presenting our bodies as living sacrifices is a necessary step to making the most of our opportunity as believers in Jesus Christ.
Want to know the will of God? Be able to properly evaluate your own life? Overcome evil with good? Relate in a God-honoring way to our government? Have God’s priorities established in your life? And the list goes on …
Present yourself to God as a living sacrifice and watch God go to work in and through you.
Do you want to do more than talk about bringing glory to God? Then present yourself before God as a living sacrifice? Do not miss your opportunity while still on this fallen planet!
West Prairie Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth Speaking …
Tuesday April 21: Colchester Area Historical Society will meet at 7 P.M. at Colchester City Hall Community Room located in Friendway Park. The program titled “Two Hundred Years of Technology in School” will be presented by West Prairie Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth.
The gift of salvation that God has blessed us with is glorious. I know. Easy to throw that word around. Very religious sounding.
But also very true!
It is a very excellent and a very biblical word describing our salvation. Truly glorious is our salvation in Jesus Christ, as in the glory of God evident in all aspects. God wants to bring us to himself. Wow factor!
Not just keep us from hell.
Not just to have a perfect version of our earth life in heaven.
Listen on KMDY 90.9-FM in Keokuk, WGNX 96.7-FM in Macomb, and 89.7-FM in Quincy.
Special guests, music, testimonies and contests will be part of the fun you will hear on the radio or by visiting the KMDY/WGNX Studio during Open House. The KMDY/WGNX Studio is in Carthage at 521 Main Street.