Sep
25
2014

PAUL, A GOOD SERVANT OF CHRIST JESUS

Philippians 1: 18

I will continue to be happy because I know that by means of your prayers and the help which comes from the Spirit of Jesus Christ I shall be set free.

Philippians 2: 17-18

Perhaps my life’s blood is to be poured out like an offering on the sacrifice that your faith offers to GOD.

If that is so, I am glad and share my joy with you all.

In the same way, you too must be glad and share your joy with me.

Philippians 3: 10-11, 14, 18-19

All I want is to know Christ and to experience the power of His resurrection, to share in His sufferings and become like Him in His death in the hope that I myself will be raised from death to life.

I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize, which is GOD’s call through Christ Jesus to the life above.

I have told you this many times before, now I repeat it with tears:

there are many whose lives make them enemies of Christ’s death on the cross.

They are going to end up in hell, because their god is their bodily desires.  They are proud of what they should be ashamed of, and they think only of things that belong to this world.

Colossians 1: 24, 27-29

I am happy about my sufferings for you, for by means of my physical sufferings, I am helping to complete what still remains of Christ sufferings on behalf of His body, the church.

GOD’s plan is to make known His secret to His people, this rich and glorious secret which He has for all peoples.

And the secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of GOD.

We preach Christ to everyone.  With all possible wisdom we warn and teach them in order to bring each one into GOD’s presence as a mature individual in union with Christ.

To get this done, I toil and struggle, using the mighty strength which Christ supplies and which is at work in me.

Colossians 2: 6-7, 11

Since you have accepted Christ Jesus as LORD, live in union with Him.

Keep your roots deep in Him, build your lives on Him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught.  And be filled with thanksgiving.

In union with Christ you were circumcised, not with the circumcision that is made by human beings, but with the circumcision made by Christ, which consists of being freed from the power of this sinful self.

Colossians 3: 5, 8-10

You must put to death, the earthly desires at work in you, such as sexual immorality, indecency, lust, evil passions, and greed (for greed is a form of idolatry).

You must get rid of all these things: anger, passion, and hateful feelings.  No insults or obscene talk must ever come from your lips.

Do not lie to one another, for you have put off the old self with its habits and have put on the new self.

This is the new being which GOD, its Creator, is constantly renewing in His own image, in order to bring you to a full knowledge of Himself.

Timothy 2: 14-16

Remind your people of this, and give them a solemn warning in GOD’s presence not to fight over words.  It does no good, but only ruins the people who listen.

Do your best to win full approval in GOD’s sight, as a worker who is not ashamed of his work, one who correctly teaches the message of GOD’s truth.

Keep away from profane and foolish discussions, which only drive people farther away from GOD.

Timothy 3: 10-11

You have followed my teaching, my conduct, and my purpose in life;

you have observed my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance, my persecutions, and my sufferings.

Timothy 4: 6

The hour has come for me to be sacrificed; the time is here for me to leave this life.

I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, and I have kept the faith.

Praised the LORD.

Nicetas

About the Author: Nicetas Juanillo

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