Monthly Archives: July 2021

Freedom

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

John 8:36

Christians have been set free. God’s people have been freed from those things that would bind them. “Free indeed” describes the state of the redeemed in no uncertain terms.

Believers are set free from the penalty of sin. Jesus paid the debt so that we could go free. (Ephesians 1:7) Liberty is the lot of those who know Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

God’s people are liberated from the guilt of sin. We are forgiven eternally in Christ Jesus and the condemnation has been removed. (John 3:17, Romans 8:1) Our Savior is mighty and wonderful!

Christians are loosed from the power of sin. The same power that raised up Christ from the dead lives within us and gives us fortitude to overcome sin (Romans 8:11, 1 Corinthians 10:13) The Saints have the strength they need to flee sin and run to Jesus!

Christians are free indeed. Jesus has set us at liberty and torn away our bondage. Remember this fact, Child of God. Live in this truth each and every day.

Tony French

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Going Forward

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:14

Following Jesus is difficult. At times, it is excruciatingly painful to be a disciple of Christ. The temptation to give up and live for self is palpable. Hardship should be expected for the true follower of the Savior.

The Apostle Paul endured many hardships as he was led by the Holy Spirit. He endured beatings, false imprisonments, prison, and shipwreck. Ultimately, according to church history, Paul gave His life for Jesus.

Yet, Paul never gave up on Jesus. He was constantly pressing forward and He continually kept his eyes on the prize. Paul did not quit on Jesus because he remembered his calling from the Lord. Historians believe that Paul was in prison when he wrote the letter to the church at Philippi. Even inequity and unfairness did not deter Paul’s desire to be a disciple of the Lord Jesus.

Paul’s example is worthy of emulation. Let us, as present-day followers Christ, have the same attitude as the apostle. We cannot give up or give in to Satan’s schemes to discourage us. Let us commit to following Jesus as long as there is breath in our body.

Christian, keep pressing forward and focus your eyes on the prize. Your future is bright and God is at work around you and within you. Don’t give up on Jesus!

Tony 

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God Does Not Change

“For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Malachi 3:6

God does not change. In His nature and essential being, the Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. (Hebrews 13:8) Everything on this planet changes each day and sometimes at dizzying speed. Yet, Yahweh remains faithful, secure, and immutable in His being and person.

God’s immutability (unchanging nature) is a source of great comfort. The unalterable nature of the Lord means that we can trust Him in all times and seasons. This doctrine encourages us to remain in the eternal word He has given us and to obey Christ no matter the situation.

Our God works in many ways and He definitely delights in variety. Yet, the Lord’s eternal character is constant and strong. He never wavers and He never falters.

Because of these facts, Christians can trust and obey in every circumstance whether sweet or sorrowful. Child of God, trust in the immutable, unchanging Savior who gave His life for you. He will never fail you and He will always be true to His promises.

Tony French

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No One Like Jesus

There is none like You, O Lord ; You are great, and great is Your name in might.

Jeremiah 10:6

God is great. He is above all and supreme over everything. Consider these verses from Scripture, child of God.

**For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.

Deuteronomy 10:17

**For this reason You are great, O Lord God ; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

2 Samuel 7:22

**Then Ezra blessed the Lord the great God. And all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.

Nehemiah 8:6

**Great is the Lord , and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Psalm 48:1

God is great. Let us worship Him.

God is great. Let us bless and adore Him.

God is great. May we fear and honor Him.

God is great. Trust Him above all!

Tony French

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