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Powered by 4 - Mar. 10, 2011

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Work Proudly

today's reading.
Romans 15:14-21; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11     I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another...

think about it.
What did Paul do as a sanctified servant of God (Rom. 15:14-21)? What have we been sanctified or set apart from (1 Cor. 6:9-11)? What impact has the Spirit's sanctification had on your daily life?

the blog.
In Romans 15 Paul talks about how Christ is for both the Jew and the Gentile. Then in verses 14-21 he specifically points out his efforts of being a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles. But Paul is quick to point out that what he has accomplished is in and through Christ.

"In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience--by word and deed, by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God. . ." (vs. 17-19).

So what does your work for God in and through Christ look like? What can you do to develop, and maybe even increase, that work going forward? Tami W.

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