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September 12, 2013



We are Christs ambassadors, as if Christ were making His appeal (to sinners) through us.
If it is to be, it's up to me.


The way God has led me to help build His Kingdom is through prayer. I live with chronic pain but God showed me that prayer is what I can do despite the pain.

Linda Huffstutler

In II Corinthians 5:15, the word of God says,"He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again." My personal challenge is to bring every decision, activity, and encounter with others under the direction of the Holy Spirit and to be obedient to Him.

Joshua Crissen

Faith without works is dead, we are called to pick up our cross and carry it, as Paul said we need to die to ourselves daily, David, we owe it all to Jesus, we dont work because we have to but because we owe it all to him. If someone saved your life would you not feel indebted to that person, was a time if a man saved your life, one would tie himself to that person for life, well Christ saved our eternal life, so we tie ourselves to him and fervently with passion proclaim to the world Jesus saved me, Paul said for me to live is for Christ. So yes we are called to be Jesus to the world, ambassadors to Christ. Too many Christians are saying well I'm saved by grace, now I will sit on my arse, and God will handle everything, now our nation and world is being over run with the Lost, and being led by the blind.

David R.

First let me say, I totally agree with you that there is no grading scale in Christ. We are all one in Him and it's the spirit that works in us to accomplish His good pleasure. After all, the bible says "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain." It's all of God, none of us, that's why to Him be ALL the glory & praise. However I'm curious as to what you mean by advancing God's Kingdom on earth? I'm assuming you mean helping the poor, reading the word, or witnessing to those around us, as you mention in the next paragraph. But really, those are mostly just good works and the Kingdom of God isn't good works. Jesus defined it Himself in John as "righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy spirit." Those aren't things we do, they are characteristics we've been given freely by the blood of Jesus. And although I agree with you that the Christian walk is about intimacy with Christ, I don't believe it's our "job" to advance God's Kingdom on earth, or that discipleship should cost us everything. If we were capable of giving our everything for God, we wouldn't need Jesus. No, Jesus gave His all for us because we could never give our all for/to Him. We're not called to "be Christ" to the world, Christ is Christ to the world! We're simply called to live in such a way as to point to Him.

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