Notice Paul writes that this peace comes about “in Christ Jesus”. Before we can ever have the peace of God in our hearts and minds, we must first have peace with God. This is the relationship Paul writes about in Romans 5:1, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…” Because of our sin, we are enemies of God and under His wrath. We have the nagging sense of guilt that will keep us from ever experiencing real peace. Christ, through His sinless life and His death on the cross provided the means for our sins to be forgiven so that we are right – we are at peace with God. Download the study here.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
In these meetings they deal with a variety of topics, many of which will be taken up during next year’s regular session.This month's interim meetings will be held on May 16-18
During the interim meetings, Capitol Commission provides Bible studies for our legislators and elected officials at the capitol. Our study for this month is entitled "The Highest Goal in the Capitol" from Philippians 2:14-16 and will be held on Tuesday, May 17.
Please pray for our legislators as they gather for these meetings:
Pray for safety as they travel.
Pray for them as they take this time away from their families and jobs.
Pray for them as they deal with many issues important to our state.
Pray that our Bible study and other aspects of our ministry will be a challenge and encouragement to our leaders.
You can learn more about the legislative interim committee assignments and meetings at the West Virginia Legislature web site.
You can download the complete study HERE.
Like Paul, we should have a divine discontentment with the current state of our Christian lives. One of the surest signs that we are truly followers of Christ is a constant, overwhelming desire to know Him better and to follow Him more closely. The better we get to know Him, the more we see how infinitely wonderful He is, how sinful we are, and how amazing His grace really is. This leads us to love Him and desire to know Him more. This puts us in a “divine cycle” which will only end when we are with Christ.
You can find the complete study here.