On this rock I will build my church
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I recall that Coca Cola advertisements proclaimed, “Stay extraordinary.”
Now, I don’t know what the advertisers were getting at. I don’t see myself as extraordinary because I drink diet Coke at times. However, I do see myself as being extraordinary because I am a Christian. To be extraordinary means to be beyond the usual, exceptional. Friend, aren’t you extraordinary because you are a Christian? You have been transformed. You are different. You are extraordinary.
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. Rom 12:2 ESV
Be extraordinary today. Keep yourself pure and holy. Live as God would have you live, making right choices.***
I saw an advertisement for an educational institution. The catchy phrase was “Find Your Pathway.” Every institution of higher learning wants to help young men and young women find their way to fulfillment and success. Training them for such is the goal of those institutions.
There are many pathways that men and women can take in life physically and there are many standards by which those pathways can be judged. Spiritually, however, life is different. There are only two pathways that are available (Matthew 7:13-14). One of those leads to spiritual destruction. The other leads to spiritual life. The pathway to true success is the spiritual pathway that leads to life.
...for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. Eph 5:8 ESV
Choose today to walk in the light. True success is found in Christ where His blood cleanses us from all sin. Find your spiritual pathway today.***
I know that many within the congregation are very handy. I have seen the results of some very fine workmanship in finishing off a basement or decorating a room. I know the reputations some of you have. You start with the very finest materials and you go about your work with care and precision.
Every individual is a project in progress by God. You, as man, are the apex of His creation. He paid the highest price for you, the blood of our Lord. Now, He provides all that is necessary for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Eph 2:10 ESV
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