The Northfield

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  Northfield, NJ 08225

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Church of Christ

10/17/2012

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Using Our Precious Freedom


"You, my brothers, were called to be free. Do not use your freedom to indulge in the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love" (Gal.5:13).

The fellowship that we enjoy in Christ is a special thing. We are made alive in Christ and one in Christ. This wonderful fellowship that we have was made possible by what Jesus did on the cross. Ephesians 2:13-22 explains this so well and would be good scriptures for us to read and meditate upon. As wonderful as this fellowship is, it can be easily disrupted because of our humanity. The fellowship can become fragile if we misappropriate the freedom that we have in Christ. It doesn't have to be fragile, however, if we follow the biblical principles that are set forth for us. "Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others" (Phil.2:2-4). A unified fellowship is possible if we follow the admonitions of Paul in these verses. Don't do anything out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Humbly consider others better than yourself. Look beyond your own interests to the interests of others. This may mean ceding some of the freedom that we have in Christ. We can have a fellowship that is of one accord, only if we follow Jesus' own humble example. We must follow His perfect example in how we exercise our freedom. "You, my brothers, were called to be free. Do not use your freedom to indulge in the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love" Our freedom is precious.... Lets treat it that way....

Have a wonderful day... Let His light shine through you.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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