14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. John 1:14–16
Heavenly Father, help us to hear Your Word. Help us come to You with open hearts to the Saviour, Jesus Christ, who leads us into Your loving arms. Hear our prayers and let Your face shine on us. Send a new age, a new salvation to the earth, to glorify of Your name. Show us that what we have learned about You is true and that we may live in that truth and find our way to heaven, to the glory of Your name. Father God, it may at times seem You are far away. But we know that our voices reach You and that your Holy Spirit will encourage us to be your workers for the Lord Jesus. Send your Spirit, Father. Send the Comforter, the Guiding light, who leads us into all truth. We trust ourselves and our daily lives to You. We want to be more faithful each day. Help us, Your children, to remember we belong to you, God. No matter how dark it is, help us remember that You are with us. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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what does it looks like to live as one who is free in Christ? It is not a freedom to do whatever feels good. It is not a freedom to simply indulge in trying to satisfy all our sinful desires. True salvation — and freedom from the Old Testament laws — is freedom from being controlled by our sinful desires. Just as we needed an external source, Jesus, to pay for our sin, we also need an external source of power, the Holy Spirit, to overcome our sinful desires and lead us in the right direction.
25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
The Holy Spirit is to us who Jesus was to the twelve disciples
This happens when we walk by and are led by the Spirit. This is not possession in the sense that the Spirit takes us over and does whatever He wants. We are not spiritual robots, or puppets who suddenly lack free will. As Christians we must choose to use our will to allow God’s Spirit to set the direction we will go.
It’s a mysterious idea than no one fully understands – living by the Spirit involves keeping in step with the Spirit. It involves adjusting our pace to match the pace and direction the Spirit is leading. It’s allowing one’s partner to lead in a dance. In other words, it involves submitting to God’s way, but we are still the one taking each next step.
This will not happen automatically. It is something we must choose from day to day. In fact, we must often choose to give the lead to the Spirit moment by moment as we follow after Christ.
God’s Spirit gives those in Christ the power to serve others in love. But we must allow the Holy Spirit to lead. When we don’t, our selfishness will lead us into all kinds of sinful lifestyles. When we live by the Spirit, on the other hand, we gain more than just being able not to live in sin. What comes out of us are a collection of powerful, positive characteristics.
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Life- changing power. With a frequency that is amazing, the Bible affirms the fact of the bodily resurrection of Christ.
9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. Romans 14: 9
Perhaps the most direct of all its statements is Luke’s account in the book of Acts, where he reports, “3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3). What are we going to do with these “many infallible proofs”? Ask some people how much they know about God. Some may say: “I don’t know much, but what I do know has changed my life.”
We may not be able to take all of this evidence into a scientific laboratory and prove it; but, if we accept any fact of history, we must accept the fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead with Life-changing power!
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