Friday, September 7, 2012

consumed by God


Romans has long been known as the text book of Christianity.  Within the 16 chapters of its text Paul has given us, inspired by God, the strength and truth that transforms and directs our lives.  I want to challenge us to really dig.  Don’t just take what I say.  Read it for yourself.  Consume what God says to you.

CONSUMED is the title of our new series at The Community Fellowship.  That word depicts what happened to PAUL and what will happen to us when we are overwhelmed with and consumed by God’s truth.

"They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them."

God is everything.  He has made this world and what matters obvious to us, yet far too often we pervert His truth, we look the other way or even deny what God says.

The passion that Paul has is evident as this book starts.  He talks about his calling and His work with people coming to God. 

Paul loved people because God loves people.  The way we receive grace is what kept Paul moving forward to share it with others, yet the problem for the Jews is that God brought the Gentiles along for the same salvation and grace.  It’s a new day with new people the same grace.  Paul was consumed by God.

We loved you so much that we gave you not only God's Good News but our own lives, too.

Paul understood that the power he shared with people would change their lives as it changed His.  He knew that the power came totally from God.  The power behind it all is God, and Paul said I'm not ashamed”.  The Gospel, the good news of JESUS, changes the people consumed by HimThe Gospel changes lives making us right with God no matter who we are.

May we allow God to consume us daily as we consume His word and He changes our lives.  There is more to come…

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