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Notes on Christian Service

Notes on Christian Service

An All Inclusive Service
Once we receive Christ our daily activities are to take on a different character. We may be doing the same things as before but our motive is to be different. The word for us now is, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Col. 3:17). That is a charge to all who believe and it embraces all things. We have to realize that we have not only been pardoned but purchased; bought with a price beyond measure, the precious blood of Christ (1 Pet. 1:18,19). We are under new ownership from the moment we are saved. A false idea, one no doubt sponsored by the deceiver, is that we may take Jesus as our Saviour today and consider inviting Him to be our Lord tomorrow. But we forget who we have welcomed into our hearts; a Lord who saves and a Savior who lords. His person is not divisible. Christian development is only possible as we “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour” (2 Pet. 3:18). And Christian service is not something to be separated from the secular; it embraces and transforms all that we might once have considered commonplace, even our eating and drinking (1 Cor. 10:31).

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Editorial: Therefore I Endure All Things…

“Therefore I endure all things for the elects’ sakes…” 2 Timothy 2:10

Second Timothy is Paul’s last words to the church. The letter has a warm yet sober character to it, as Paul both encourages and challenges his younger fellow worker in the duty that lay before him. The letter has tremendous contemporary application to us today, as like Timothy, duty calls us in our generation and we must answer this call.

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Editorial: He Shall Glorify Me!

The evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit is that He glorifies Christ. This is useful to know particularly when we observe something in spiritual things and wonder if the Lord is really in it or not. If Christ is glorified, it is an indication the Holy Spirit has been at work.

There have been many things that have been attributed to the Holy Spirit which are not His work. Sometimes emotions can be stirred and it is presumed to be the Spirit moving. But mere stirring of emotions are not the Spirit’s chief objective. He comes to glorify Christ. It is true that emotions may be stirred if this hasoccurred,butitisnotthe main goal.

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