“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Tim 2:15)
“He said to them, “Go into the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15)
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Mt 28:19-20)
We are saved and sanctified by grace! As we obey Him we should see God’s gracious hand guiding us and helping us to follow Him and do the tasks He has given to us. If we obey and do what He requires of us, we should thank Him at the end of it. We should thank God for giving us the privilege in serving Him. We are called to be godly, holy, and loving.
Our salvation is free by the grace of God as “we have been set free so that we can live in the newness of life.” (Rom 6:4)
We are already approved as we are believer in Christ. The question is, “do we act like it?” Or do we act otherwise? Our best effort is required to live up to the standard of approval that our Father has given us. Jesus calls us to be holy as He is holy. (1 Peter 1:16)
Our approval of God is not earned but received. It does not come to us on the basis of our merits, but on the basis of His infinite mercy. Our life in CFCA does not flow from our attempt to win the approval of God. Rather, it flows from the joy of receiving the approval of God through the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore, let us always be grateful to God for the privilege He has given us, the privilege to be in CFCA and the privilege to serve our brothers and sisters in the community.
Do you believe that you are saved and sanctified by the grace of God? If so, how do you manifest this in your life?
You have been set free so that you can live in the newness of life? Do you live your new life in the Holy Spirit as someone “approved” by Jesus?
Are you gracious in following Him and in doing the tasks that He has given you; at home, at work, in our community?
Do you find joy and happiness in your service; are you grateful to God for the privilege He has given you to be in CFCA and the privilege to serve your brothers and sisters?
Do you find your life in CFCA as a privilege thereby committing yourself to our covenant, culture, and mission? Or do you consider CFCA to be just for socials or fellowship?