Victory Vitamin Blog – 1 Corinthians 1:9

“God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.”

-1 Corinthians 1:9 NIV

 

God has called you into fellowship with Jesus.  What does that mean?  Some think of fellowship as a time for coffee and cookies after church.  Fair enough, but biblical fellowship goes much deeper than that.  It’s Christian closeness, sharing, participation, and intimacy.  Do you spend intentional time with Jesus?  You can.  Read His Word.  Jesus talks to you in the words of the Bible.  Talk to Him through prayer.  Prayer is simply talking to God with words or thoughts.  That simple exchange, reading the Bible and praying, is fellowship with Jesus.  It creates unity and participation between you and your Savior.  Worship regularly and receive Jesus’ body and blood in the Lord’s Supper.  It doesn’t get much more personal than that.  There Jesus forgives your sins, and reminds you that He is with you always, even to the end of the age.  Schedule some time today for Bible reading and prayer.  You’ll reap the benefits of peace, confidence, and joy.  Fellowship is a verb.  Fellowship with Jesus today!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for January 15, 2017 – 1 Corinthians 1:9

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for January 15, 2017 – 1 Corinthians 1:9

God has called us into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ.  We sometimes refer to our coffee and snack time after worship as fellowship.  Thankfully, fellowship goes much deeper than that. Learn more this Sunday, January 15, 2017 about 1 Corinthians 1:9 NIV at Victory Lutheran Church.

 

Victory Vitamin Blog – Romans 6:4

“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

– Romans 6:4 NIV

 

Looks can be deceiving.  Yes, Jesus became human, but in reality, we are not like Jesus.  We’re human, Jesus is human and divine.  We’re sinners, Jesus has never sinned.  Jesus forgives perfectly, our forgiveness is imperfect.  Anyway, the verse above reminds us that even though we’re not like Jesus in so many ways, we will be treated like Jesus and receive what Jesus received.  It says that  we were buried with Jesus through baptism.  And as a result, “JUST AS” Jesus was raised from the dead, we will live a new life.  JUST AS!  Not sort of, kind of, or similar, JUST AS.  Imperfect new life now on earth, and perfect new life in eternity.  The great thing about faith is that it gives us what Jesus has.  We may not experience it perfectly here in this sinful world, but we will when we pass from this vale of tears to the perfection of heaven.  Though we’re not perfect like Jesus, through faith we get His perfection.  Though we’re not holy, we’re clothed in the holiness of Christ and welcomed into the perfection and holiness of heaven.  It doesn’t seem fair.  Jesus never sinned, but took our sin on himself to the cross.  We’ve never been holy, but because He died and rose, we are clothed in His holiness.  An unfair exchange, but one we can be grateful for.  Thank God that He gives us what Jesus earned!