Archive for June, 2010

    Here is a one liner from the men’s study of 1 Corinthians. Jeremy Clarke/Elder was leading the class and from 1 Corinthians 1:2 “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours “ this definition of the church was brought to light:
  “The church is the collective community of the redeemed, called out by God and belonging to God , who, being saints by calling, have been sanctified in Christ, and thus brought into union with Him; in the efficacy of His death and in the virtue of His resurrection.”
    For those that are missing our mens fellowship time on Wednesday nights you are truly missing the depth and width in which we rightly divide God’s word. I encourage all the men of Legacy that if you want to get refocused on Christ come and participate in our study through 1 Corinthians.


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Move on

Here is a little nugget I found that gave me pause.

“A true faith in Jesus Christ will not suffer us to be idle. No, it is an active, lively, restless principle; it fills the heart, so that it cannot be easy till it is doing something for Jesus Christ.” ~ George Whitefield

So if I am not doing anything to further the kingdom of Christ where is my heart and is it full? Get moving or get Christ! His choice.

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Above All

         I was riding in the car singing along with the radio with the kids the other day when the song “Above All” came on. In that song the chorus sings “You took the fall, and thought of me, Above All” and that made me stop and ask “REALLY?” Did Jesus Christ THE Son of God really think of me above all when he went to the cross to bear the SINS of the world?  In Matthew 26:39-44 when Jesus the Son of God was in the garden of Gethsemane before his betrayal He prayed to God the Father three times to “let this cup pass from me”, that cup being his death upon the cross. Following each of these requests was even a more bold statement about Christ thoughts when he said “not as I will, but as thou will”. So Jesus the Son was NOT thinking about me or you when he went to the cross willing but only of the will of God the Father. That is why Christ came to earth in human form, to do the will of the Father and give Him glory.Even though He was not thinking of us we do benefit from this obedience. It’s like when you ask an older sibling to do something for a younger sibling and when they willing obey they are doing so to please the parent not to benefit the younger. But the younger sibling reaps the benefits through no doing of their own.

            God did choose His people before the foundation of the world and knowing we would break His law He made a plan for us to be redeemed unto Him. He had the plan to send His son to live a perfect life on earth and to die upon the cross to satisfy a price we could not pay. Jesus is not only our Savior but an example to all of those called out of this world unto salvation that now, as a child of God, you know it has nothing to do with you. We are called to do the will of our Father for His glory and should not be concerned with our comfort or life. God’s will is perfect and will be accomplished. Will you be in His will and bring His glory to him?

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