But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. Romans 5:8-10
Heavenly Father, You have proved Your love for us through Christ and His cross. In that cross You made us righteous through Jesus’shed blood. We are saved from a deserved wrath through His death on that cross. Above all this we are reconciled to You in the cross. We are no longer enemies but friends. I AM A FRIEND OF GOD. Because Jesus lives our lives are so different, so different that we say thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen
Continuing this Sunday – Our Resurrection Series – “Passages of Hope”
Friday, March 31st, 2017
8:00 P.M. –“In His Presence” – All Church Prayer Meeting
8:00 P.M. – DIVAS and CHAMPIONS – Groups for young women and men from Junior High to Senior High School
Saturday, April 1st, 2017
9:00 A.M. – 10:45 A.M. – Calvary Men of Impact Series – All men 18 years of age and older are invited
12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Tutoring for Students of PS 44
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
9:00 A.M. – Worship Celebration – “My Present Hope” – I Peter 1:3-5
10:15 A.M. – Angie and Liz’s Connection Café
Youth Life – Teens
THRIVE – Young Adults
BLAST – Adults
11:15 A.M. – Worship Celebration – “My Present Hope” – I Peter 1:3-5
2:00 P.M. – Spanish Service
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel. 2 Timothy 2:8 ESV
God, may I follow this strong admonition. May I remember Jesus Christ. When I am weary from the struggle may I remember Jesus Christ. When I need an example to follow may I remember Jesus Christ. When I am about to give into temptation may I remember Jesus Christ. When I need forgiveness for sins may I remember Jesus Christ. When I think I can’t possibly have victory and live in newness of life may I remember Jesus Christ. When I am on my death bed, breathing my last, may I remember Jesus Christ and as I close this prayer in His name, may I remember Jesus Christ.
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. Hebrews 2:14-15 ESV
Lord, You do things differently. The one who has the power of death had us in bondage. You destroyed him and delivered us through…. death. It doesn’t get much more ironic than that. We develip strategies to be witness’ and win many to Christ and they so often go array. We lose yet You turn it into a win. Stephen proclaimed the gospel in Jerusalem and was stoned to death. Was this a loss for the church? Humanly speaking yes. More persecustion came out of this but as Your people were scattered they boldly preached the word everywhere and Saul who became Paul and preached the gospel fearlessly to the Gentiles, came to faith because of the marydom of Stephen. You do thing differently. Amen.
But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. Hebrews 2:9 ESV
Great God, The height of Your love is amazing. Lord Jesus, the depth of Your humility is almost unfathomable. The King of Glory is made lower than the angels. Then He suffered death. Great God, by Your amazing grace He suffered death for every man whoever lived including me. We have a great God, We have an awesome Savior, We are the recipients of amazing grace. We are so blessed.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit….I Peter 3:18 NKJV
Jesus, My Savior, You suffered for sins, my sins. The Righteous One is You, the unrighteous one is me. My name is synonomous with the unrighteous one.Your substitionary sacrifice was purposeful. It was so that You could bring us to God, bring me to God. You literally died in the flesh but rose again by means of the Holy Spirit. My life changing relationship with God is because of You. My life is so different because of You. I can never thank you enough. Amen.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4
Heavenly Father, Your Son Jesus Christ is truly all and all I need. Please help me to be heavenly minded, a kingdom minded person for that is where my true riches lie. Thank you my life us hidden in Christ. My sins, my failures, my frailty are hidden with Christ in You. Thank you that this world is not my home. A better day is coming when Your Son is revealed from heaven. In His name I pray, Amen
No one is 100% faithful to Jesus. We all struggle in many ways. We serve a great Savior whose grace covers even our future failures. Stay faithful today. That’s all we can do. No one will ever regret serving Jesus. The rewards are out of this world. – Day 24 in “Faces Around the Cross”