Posts tagged ‘fellowship with jesus’

Our Relationship with Jesus is a Call to Fellowship

Like any relationship, being a Christian – being in relationship with Jesus – is hard work. It requires a commitment that many will find difficult. Like other relationships, many find it easier to simply stop working, to walk away, and to find a new way to live. The temptation to do this where Christ is concerned is just as real, just as palpable, and just as serious.

Continue Reading May 3, 2016 at 11:02 AM

We Need to Pursue Fellowship with Christ

The Prodigal Son left, lived wildly, sunk very low and then…voila, he ultimately came to his senses (Luke 15:17). In other words, he saw the “light.” He began to realize the truth about his father. That helped him see what an idiot he had been and how wrong about his father he had been. His thinking changed based on truth, therefore correct actions followed.

Continue Reading February 8, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Can Authentic Christians Deny Jesus? Part 4

So what is our commitment with Jesus when we became Christians? It seems like too often, we tend to think of it in terms of what we are allowed to do and what we are not allowed to do. In other words, being a Christian means following a list of do’s and don’ts, right? Have you ever felt that way? It reminds me of the way the Prodigal Son tended to think in Luke 15:11-32. That young man had some pent-up anger toward his father. The son saw himself as being no better than a servant, even though that was certainly not the case. Because of the son’s incorrect thinking, he related to his father in a very unhealthy (because he was wrong) way. That unhealthy attitude created within him anger, which eventually prompted him to walk away from his father…after he insisted that he receive his inheritance first, of course!

Continue Reading January 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM 2 comments

Christ, Our Fellowship, Part 1

While our legal standing has nothing at all to do with our feelings (though the more we realize the truth of our legal standing before God in Christ, the greater the chance that our feelings will react to that truth in a very positive way that makes us feel wonderful!), relationships do involve our feelings, but they should be kept in check when it appears as though they are trying to guide or direct that relationship. Feelings should always be a reaction to truth and in that way, feelings can react to our legal standing and our fellowship with God. They should be allowed to do that, but they should never direct the way we think. Feelings/emotions should always react to truth. They should never create the way we think or believe.

Continue Reading December 16, 2015 at 9:46 AM 4 comments

Christ, Our Righteousness, Part 20

I don’t believe we understand exactly how terrifying it will be to stand before God in judgment. I’m sure I don’t truly get it. Because we live in the age of grace, God actually protects us from His fury at the abject lawlessness, demonically-inspired hatred toward God and others, and general spiritual poverty that is so prevalent not only in society in general, but within too many of those who call themselves Christian. Yes, we have salvation. Wonderful! But we need more of Jesus that only comes through fellowship with Him.

Continue Reading December 15, 2015 at 8:38 PM

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