Be Set Apart – Chris Grazor

Pastor Chris, Anchor Bible Church, Plymouth, MN, has been teaching from 1 Thessalonians. In part 4, Paul presents a very clear plan on how to abstain from sexual immorality as we obey the will of God, which is our sanctification … listen below as Pastor Chris speaks from 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8.

Be Set Apart part 4 – audio

3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,

5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.

7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you. – 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 (ESV)

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Now I Want To Remind You, Although You Once Fully Knew It

In the fall of 2018, I remember reading #Jude and it was the first book I went to for answers. I’m not quite sure why that book but it began a journey through the Bible. And for every question I had, God had the answer. It was His kindness that led me to repentance. And He who lived righteous because I could not, paid my ransom, which I deserved to have to pay, and he defeated death and gave me Himself as the gift of eternal life. He created in me a clean heart, a new life In Him. My old life is dead. Praise The Lord for His Grace and His compassion and long suffering for a sinner like me.

I read in the book of Jude again last night and the highlighted passage jumped out at me. Here is more but you can read the whole book at ESV.org

5 Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day-

7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. – Jude 1:5-7 #ESV #Bible #Truth

#Remember #Jesus is the only #hope for the world. He calls us all to repentance.

1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. – Romans 8:1 ESV

4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? – Romans 2:4 ESV

21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it-

22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Romans 3:21-24 ESV

#minneapolis #mn #twincities #gospel #faith #areyouinchrist #believe

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Is Calvinism Good for the Church? Renewing Your Mind with Burk Parsons

Is Calvinism Good for the Church? In today’s Renewing Your Mind, Burk Parsons, explores how “Calvinist convictions should not make us contentious, they should make us more like Christ….correct[ing] common misconceptions about Reformed theology.” Renewing Your Mind, July 9, 2019, https://renewingyourmind.org/2019/07/09/is-calvinism-good-for-the-church 

One of my favorite ways to start the day after morning devotion is to listen to Renewing Your Mind. And today’s broadcast is one I had to share! This is an excellent ministry from Ligonier. Check out Ligonier’s website for excellent study resources, podcasts, books, Bibles and other resources.

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