Monday, January 4, 2016

He Chose Us In Him (audio)

I believe we tend to look at the brand new year with hope that somehow it will be a better year than the one we just turned the calendar on. We might put into resolution form our dreams, our desires, the things we want to accomplish. Yet, I also happen to believe that we tend to treat the Christian life this way.

We might say we'll pray more, or read more Bible verses. We might be kinder to the poor or those who simply don't have as much. We say we'll do more for the church. All this is well and good, but it is not the focus we need to have, because our life in Christ is not about trying to do more for Him in order to earn His favor.

The Apostle Paul in the book of Ephesians tells us that before anything was created, God the Father chose to work His plan of salvation, and provide all we will ever need for salvation, through His Son, Jesus. Knowing we can't earn anything from God, we can focus on simply living for Him, as He has made every provision.

On top of that, there was no decree made before time that says certain people are out and others in. This plan (which was chosen by God in Christ) is made available for all of humanity. Take a listen to the sermon in the link below.

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