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    The Unity Between Faith and Works

    In the Bible, James Epistle mentions faith without works is dead. Many people misunderstand the truth behind it. Why is that? Because it leads people to believe good deeds are the entry into heaven. What is James saying? He isn’t implying good deeds equals salvation. God is precise on the origin of heaven. He used Apostle Paul to convey salvation as His gift of grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). In fact, James is expanding on Apostle Paul message that faith produces works. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 ESV James reminds us to carry out good deeds not for receiving favoritism but to radiate Christ’s loving nature. Christian works are a byproduct of faith. It’s easy to take scripture out of context. The problem is when I do this I’m taking away from the full scope of the message. I’m not saying it’s wrong to use part of scriptures. But sometimes, to clarify its lesson the whole section requires attention. And a prime example is faith without works is dead. Here’s what I mean. Contained within James’ message is 13 scriptures. Each of them by themselves is helpful but when interwoven together they explain the reason behind his message. For instance, he begins with heightening the connection between faith and good deeds. He gives examples of the way they work together. And used Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac as an excellent illustration (James 2:21-23). Here’s the interesting part. James is sharing the same truth spoken by Christ. Jesus put it this way: 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ 37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing?39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’40 “ And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me! Matthew 25:35-40 NLT I think you’ll agree with me when I say Christ word is final. Here is Jesus’s blueprint for the way faith and good deeds work together. And with Christ as our guide, we can’t go wrong.
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    New To The Forum And Looking For Info...

    Hi thereJoseph. Glad you here.
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    Cold Weather

    Atlanta also colder than usual. Next 3 days of the same.
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    God’s Unwavering Resolutions

    I know what you are thinking. Another share on New Year’s resolutions. Yes, people express their thoughts on how to avoid breaking those self-made promises. They elaborate on solutions guaranteed for success. A point often overlooked is personal resolutions are self-centered. They rely on self-will. And this opens the door for failure. Because as humans we have limitations. Self-reliance causes me problems. Every time I use my resources it doesn’t turn out as planned. Most of the time an unforeseen circumstance alters or prevents me from achieving the goal. As a result of those circumstances frustration sets in and I procrastinate or abandon the project. So what’s the solution? God. Here’s the bottom line, when God brought me into the kingdom my priorities changed. It began with Christ. From that point forward I realized the most important action is picking up my cross and walking in Jesus’s footprints. Then I finally understood God’s eternal resolution—heaven. Let me clarify this spiritual awakening. God never fails to keep His promises and the biggest reality He delivers is a resolution from sin (Romans 5:12-21). This isn’t found anywhere else except in Christ. For me to receive this gift I must stay willing to live for Jesus.The best part is once I surrender to Christ then He makes me a new creation (2 Corinthians 5: 17). How awesome is that? God wants us new and gave Jesus the power to do so. But what is a new creation? And is it true? The measuring stick for becoming a new creation in God’s eyes is discovering an increase in holy living. This derives from building a one-on-one relationship with Christ. Spending quality time with God is crucial and takes discipline. It’s easy to let other responsibilities take me away from prayer and meditation. Here’s something we can both agree on is the Holy Spirit gives proof to our new and improved existence. God releases His Spirit inside our innermost self so we internalize Him. Nothing matches the soothing comfort He brings and this profound experience motivates me to keep devoting myself to Christ. Given these points, God’s unwavering resolutions make living an enjoyable and uplifting experience. Remember, when life’s terms cause problems turn to Christ and find peace. I know you can experience Christ’s impact because God wants to Father you.
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    The Reality of the Human Conscience

    After Adam and Eve’s fall from God’s grace, He activated the human conscience (Genesis 3:9-10). Why is that? Because He uses this inner-awareness as a reminder of His presence and to experience the discomfort of disobeying His commands. The Human Conscience’s Reality On the positive side, experiencing this unfavorable behavior is an opportunity to draw closer to Christ. God calls us to recognize our infraction and take corrective actions. And the first step to making it right with Him is abandoning ourselves to Christ. Now, this is important because surrendering to Jesus without reservation captures God’s attention. Remember, God made Christ the conqueror over sin and without abiding in Him temptation engulfs our existence. On the negative side, ignoring the conscience is dangerous. We don’t have to look far to notice the destruction caused by a dead conscience. Evildoers are everywhere and the news media with the advancement in technology gives us instant access to wickedness. My Dead Conscience I know the outcome from a conscience gone dead. It’s not pleasant. Everything I anchored in selfishness. I wasn’t concerned with others. My tongue full of vulgar words causing others to turn away in disgust. This spiritual agony placed me at odds with God. In fact, it left me in the paralyzing grip of His enemy. Yes, Satan is real and because of his stronghold on my heart, it left me in ruins. The devil turned me away from God and led me to a life of alcoholism. And let me say, a belly full of booze coupled with a hardened heart brings loneliness. Another reality of my inactive conscience was the bitterness and resentments I carried inside my inner-spirit. But when I was in this mindset it stayed nonexistence keeping me in darkness. So what’s my point? It’s simple. To understand the way the human conscience connects with God’s Spirit. And to share with you this incredible gift from God. Now, the conscience is a small part of Christ’s eternal plan. To stop here isn’t enough. But I think you will agree with me when I say without a conscience our ability to recognize disobedience stays elusive.
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas.
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    Merry Christmas

    Hello everyone. Hope all is well. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. I'm grateful God crossed our paths to glorify Him through Christ!
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    Unto Us a King is Born

    Thanks for expressing your thoughts on Christmas. I'm with you on the real meaning behind Christmas-Christ. Yes, without Him at the center of this holiday it becomes one anchored in individualism. But giving Christ praise our lives become connected with God and the Holy Spirit allows us to know the significance of His birth. GBY my friend. Merry Christmas. May Christ continue to shine brighter each day of your life.
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    It's a Walk - Not a Run

    Chris, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you also.
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    It's a Walk - Not a Run

    Thanks Christine for expressing your walk with God. It's incredible how Christ slows us down so we can absorb and cherish God's Spirit. Nothing is more comforting than to slow down and spend quality time with God. This is an uplifting and peaceful experience. Another thing I notice from taking this approach with Him is my ability to respond Christ-like to life's terms increases. In other words, I don't stress out over the demands of the world. Thanks for allowing me to witness your faith. May Christ's Spirit continues to grow in you, your families, and friends lives. Walt
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    God’s View On Christmas

    God’s view on Christmas is salvation through the birth of His Son Christ Jesus. As Christians, He brings us into the powerful reality of His eternal plan. This amazing gift is the cornerstone of salvation and our foundation into heaven (Revelation 21:4). To the world, Christmas means a time for giving presents. Each December people’s excitement reaches a higher level. They go to extreme measures to create a perfect scene for the season. Here’s something we both can agree on, God’s love is best shown through the deliverance of His Son Jesus Christ. And we need not wait for Christmas to give Him thanks. It’s important to realize without Christ our spirits stay empty. I’m familiar with the penalties from living apart from God. My infractions of His rules engulfed me in disappointment and filled my life with regrets. Before He saved me, Christmas had a carnal meaning. It was a time to make amends for wrong behavior (sin) by buying gifts and showing kindness. And when the New Year rolled in the lusts of the flesh overtook the goodness. It brings me joy to share with you my outlook on Christmas changed and at its center is Christ. When God rescued me from agnosticism that’s when I realized Christ’s birth is crucial. And the best part is Jesus entrance into the world paves the way to an eternal existence with God. This transformation is no accident but an act of God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8). Why is that? The answer is the Lord promises salvation to those who hear His calling and repent will live with Him forever (2 Peter 3:9). How awesome is that? God wants you and His New Covenant began at Christ’s birth. Yes, God’s view on Christmas is Christ (Isaiah 7:14) and through the Holy Spirit, we know the truth. The powerful reality for us is Christmas goes beyond a day set aside for reflection. Our understanding of its significance is a daily experience. And it’s not limited to just the birth of Christ but includes His death, resurrection, and ascension. Remember, my friend, our bond lies in Christ. I am grateful God crossed our paths and I wish you a peaceful and enticing Christian Christmas!
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    New Member Seeking Writing Ideas

    Hi there, Drew. Glad you stopped by and joined. I try to keep it simple by praying and meditating on one topic, I also take the topic and write down 5 key points I want to share with others.
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    New Writer! Excited With New Release And Where It Will Take Me

    Glad you stopped by, Benjamin. Welcome to CW.
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    New Member Says Hi

    Hi, Kate glad you found CW. Lots of excellent tools.
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    Grief Writers?

    Welcome. Check out the Writers Market here at CW. Glad you joined. GBY Cindy!
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