Jesus did something that we aren’t going to believe. Something so amazing, so radical, so unbelievable that we will reject it. Chances are you have rejected it. We all have.
Our identity in Christ is never based upon who we are, what we believe or what we do…
… but rather upon HOW WE LIVE and HOW WE LOVE!
This is the original basis for identity in early Christianity: commonality in good works, not for the sake of our salvation, but in response to our salvation. This is how the world shall know who we are.
You cannot earn Grace. You cannot earn salvation. Nothing you DO in this life can increase the assurance of your claim to salvation and Grace. It is by God’s work alone. Never by your own.
If you must DO ANYTHING to receive salvation, it negates Grace.
Bible Readings for Friday February 18th, 2011 – The 7th Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 119:33-40 33. Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes, and I will observe it to the end. 34. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it […]
Bible Readings for Sunday February 6th, 2011 – The 5th Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] 1. Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins. 2. Yet day […]
“4. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it.”
Those who practiced selflessness: simple sharing, justice and equity. They all made certain none had less or more but shared the lamb in proportion, and the Lord’s Destroyer passed them over. These traits are the very traits Christ expounds upon repeatedly in the Gospels. They are the traits of The Kingdom of God.