What’s Living for Christ Mean to You? What’s your purpose?

Pansies - 1Paul writes in Philippians 1:21-22aFor me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.

What does living for Christ and fruitful labor look like for you?
In other words, what’s your purpose in life?

Please share in the Comments Section your thoughts.

 

30 Blessings & 25 Responsibilities for Christians

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:3-6

Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Think of it! The Creator of the Universe chose that His followers should be holy and blameless before Him and has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Not some. EVERY spiritual blessing! Continue reading 30 Blessings & 25 Responsibilities for Christians

Hosanna! Jesus Saves!

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Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!” Matthew 21:9

Passover was just six days away. Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with a year’s wages worth of spikenard and wiped His feet with her hair. The room filled with a beautiful fragrance, and He told the room full of friends that Mary had just anointed Him for burial. John 12:3

The next day, Jesus looked down from the Mount of Olives onto Jerusalem. Lambs were being led down the Mount of Olives to the temple for inspection and later for sacrificing on Passover.  Continue reading Hosanna! Jesus Saves!

Are You At the Feet of Jesus?

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Six days before Jesus’ last Passover, Lazarus, Martha, and Mary enjoyed a dinner with Jesus in Bethany. Imagine Jesus’ thoughts as He sat with Lazarus.

Lazarus, a beloved friend.

Lazarus, the one who became sick and died.

Lazarus, the dead man Jesus called to walk out of the tomb (John 11).

Lazarus, the brother who is celebrating life with the One Who will give life eternal.   Continue reading Are You At the Feet of Jesus?

The Key to the Christian Walk

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When someone asks you “”Where do you live?” How do you answer? I usually say, “Beaumont, California” or my subdivision if I’m not in Beaumont. I don’t say if I live in a house, an apartment, or on the street.

Pilate asked Jesus, “Where are you from?” but Jesus gave no reply in John 19:9.

How would you respond if someone asked you where your heart abides?  Continue reading The Key to the Christian Walk