The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

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Church of Christ

02/21/2011

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Things That I "Get"


"Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He appointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come" (2 Cor. 1:21-22).

Do you know how some of the common items in life that you depend on work? Do you really know how your car works? How about the refrigerator or microwave? Someone is coming to our house to fix the microwave today...I can't! We are probably much better with more simple and practical things. I know how the broom and dust clothe work...There are some practical ways in which the Spirit works in our lives, and I know why it does...I know from today's verse that the Spirit guarantees my salvation. I would challenge you today to read 2 Corinthians 5: 1-10. Embraced in these verses are some unique ways in which the Spirit works within us. Because Jesus laid down His life for me, I have certain guarantees. Verse 1 says that we "have a building from God." Verses 2-3 tell us that we "are clothed with a heavenly dwelling." Verse 4 says that when this mortal life ends that we will "be swallowed up by life!" As much as we might like our lives in this body, if we live long enough, it will more than likely become a burden. We are confident to say; "I would prefer to be away from the body, and at home with the Lord" (V 8). Finally, (V 9) "We make it our goal to please Him." Why do we do this? BECAUSE THE SPIRIT WORKS IN OUR HEARTS AND IN OUR LIVES! What wonderful things to spend some time in meditation upon...."and on His law he meditates day and night" (Ps. 1: 2)...I may not be able to understand and fix my microwave, but I think I get this...

Have a great beginning to your week...A RAK or two would be good... Love mark Phil. 4:11

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