Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 3-23-18

March 23, 2018

Philippians 2:12-18 New Living Translation

The results of our salvation should be an abundance of joy radiating like beams of light from our being.  Salvation is such a gift; the revelation of the depths of God’s love and favor extended to us should completely overwhelm us with joy.  Are you overwhelmed with the revelation of God’s love for you?  Here is what you need to remember: even if you were the only person in the world, he still would have gone to the cross so you might live knowing his love for you.  So, shine brightly and give God the glory.

Philippians 2:12-18 Shine Brightly for Christ

12 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. 13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

14 Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. 16 Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. 17 But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy. 18 Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for filling me with the light of your presence.  Help me to radiate it back in the world.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Connect with Easter at C2C Church:

March 24th @ 7:00PM  Easter Musical:  A Home for All Hearts

March 25th @ 9:45AM  Palm Sunday Worship Celebration

March 26th @ 7:00PM  Jews for Jesus Presentation:  Christ in the Passover

March 28th @ 7:00PM  Holy Week LIFE Lessons

April 1st @ 9:45AM Resurrection Sunday Worship Celebration

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