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What Are You Doing With Your Privileges?

posted Aug 7, 2017, 10:25 AM by Dylan Lamb   [ updated Aug 7, 2017, 10:25 AM ]

"...called to be SAINTS, with all that in every place call                                     
                   upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord."  ~ 1 Cor. 1:2


          According to Catholicism, not all of God's children are saints. That is something you must earn. You must do extraordinary things during your lifetime. Then, Rome decides whether or not to grant "saint-hood."
        However, according to God's Word, every saved person is a saint. Your being a saint is not according to your performance, but it is a privilege granted to you by God's grace. Here is the question: "Are you trying to honor that privilege?"
        A saved person is called a Child of God. What a privilege! Are you living like one? A saved person is privileged to be a part of the Bride of Christ. No loving bride would be unfaithful to her husband. Are you faithful to Christ? Saved people are privileged to be called sheep in His fold. Sheep are loved and led by their shepherd. Are you following the Chief Shepherd, Christ?
        Every privilege we have is in Christ. Each privilege we have comes with accountability and responsibility. Most saved people don't take their privileges seriously. Are you one of them? I pray not! Be a faithful Child of God, a faithful soldier in battle, a faithful bride, and an obedient sheep.
              August 6th, 2017                                            
                                               From Your Friend & Pastor,
                                                                                             James H. Baker, Proverbs 3: 5-6