A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Living for Christ

Is Christ glorified in me?

Is Christ Glorified in Me? – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

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We should make it our goal to live lives of love that will honor Christ and draw people to him. Lives that will glorify Christ.

When someone is watching

When Someone Is Watching – Ephesians 6:5-6

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There is indeed one person I should consciously seek to please in everything I think, say, and do. And that is Jesus.

What Does it Mean to be in the Flesh?

What Does it Mean to be in the Flesh? – Romans 8:8

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If you are in charge, doing what seems best to you, you are in the flesh and cannot please God. And how good your life is does not matter.

Living as a temporary resident of earth

Living As a Temporary Resident of Earth – Genesis 23:3-4

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Abraham lived as a temporary resident in Canaan. And he serves as a model for believers today, living as temporary residents of the earth.

Find out what pleases the Lord

Find Out What Pleases the Lord – Ephesians 5:8-10

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Paul encourages us, now that we are light and not darkness, to find out what pleases the Lord. Seek to please him rather than self.

the surpassing worth of knowing Christ

The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ – Philippians 3:7-8

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What do you have in this life that compares to the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus as Lord? Nothing in this life can compare.

watch your life and doctrine closely

Watch Your Life and Doctrine Closely – 1 Timothy 4:16

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All believers, not just preachers and teachers, need to watch our lives and doctrine closely. Both for ourselves and those we influence.

This world is not my home

This World Is Not My Home – 1 Peter 1:17

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As believers, we are foreigners here, this world is not our home. So live out the few years of our lives here as God's representatives.

Show me your ways, Lord

Show Me Your Ways, Lord – Psalm 25:4-5

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This psalm is a good example of seeking God's direction. Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. This should be our daily prayer.

don't become a stumbling block to a weaker brother

A Stumbling Block to the Weak – 1 Corinthians 8:9

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As Christians, there are many things that we are free to do. But don't be a stumbling block that leads another believer to sin.

honor God with your body

Honor God With Your Body – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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As a believer, I am called to honor God with all that I am, including my body and activities. Live as though he were with you all the time.

Foundation of Christ

Building on the Foundation of Christ – 1 Corinthians 3:11-13

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As a believer, build your life on the foundation of Christ with materials that will last. How you build today will impact your eternity.

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