Philippians 2:6-7 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. What a thought to be not only in the presence of God but also to be one with Him in nature … Continue reading A New Nature: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 7 of 14)
Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Jesus' name, meaning God saves, was a constant reminder to those around him of his ultimate purpose. He lived out this purpose to the fullest. From the constant reminder of the inadequate nature of … Continue reading Person and Purpose: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 6 of 14)
There grace removes my burdens and heaps them on thy Son
...Hate and heart break all were forgot there; we always woke, we never got there.
What is man that you are mindful of him?
The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein
Through belief Jesus becomes Savior and Lord. Rescuer and Ruler. Deliverer and Director, he must be both for those who receive salvation. Those who will not have all of Christ will have none of Christ in the end.
Although none of these disciples are totally aware of all that Jesus was or would do, we can see that they are significantly changed by their initial meeting with Christ.
Apart from Jesus, the true vine, we can do nothing