Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Remember History


Deuteronomy 1:1–2:23

Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it.

Here, Moses reviewed the history of the wanderings of Israel for a new generation poised to enter the Promised Land.

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Moses reminded them that their parents had rebelled against the Lord.

Moses reminded them that their parents had missed out on the promises of God.

Moses reminded them that their parents had been condemned to die in the wilderness.

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God’s punishment can be avoided if we remember our history.

It was not just for the Israelites who were about to enter the Promised Land.

It is also for everyone who heeds God’s message.

Remember Your History!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dead And Hidden In Christ


For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
(Colossians 3:3)



Christians do not need to fear and plead for their own cause.

They are dead in Christ.

Their lives are hidden with Christ in God.

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But unbelievers are in danger.

They are dead in their sins.

They are not spared from eternal destruction.

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As Christians, we are to pray for unbelievers among us.

God had forgiven our sins in the past.

We are to pray for unbelievers that God may not let them perish in their sins but bring them into Himself.

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The fact that Christians are dead and hidden in Christ should make them bold to proclaim the gospel truth even in fearful situations.

Oh Lord,
Help me to trust You in times of fear and challenge.
Allow Your Spirit to take control of every situation.