Salvation, Sanctification, and Service
SALVATION: God saved us
Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, Eph 2:9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
SANCTIFICATION: God sanctifies us
1 Th 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
SERVICE: God has a job for us
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
2 Ti 3:17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
God wants us to learn the job on the job
Ro 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Ro 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
God wants us to work hard
Col 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men…
Published on Monday, February 3, 2014 @ 4:18 AM CDT