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Think About These Things

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Philippians 4:8- “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Counseling his son as what to do about a recent break-up with a girlfriend, a father tells his son to “just forget about her.”

A concerned mother’s answer to her daughter’s sad demeanor is to tell her to “just think happy thoughts.”

 

When things aren’t going as planned or when someone disappoints us, we can turn to God’s Word, go to our Heavenly Father in prayer and seek the counsel of Christian friends because harboring ill feelings, taking revenge, or wallowing in self-pity steals our joy.

Forgiving others, extending grace and mercy to those we feel have wronged us, will keep our thoughts from wandering back to the negative and dwelling on what happened, rather than looking forward and restoring our relationships.

We need to keep our hearts—and minds—on Christ Jesus and those things that are pleasing to Him.

When we do, our burdens are lifted and the future looks brighter—

A future filled with hope and restoration.

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Free, Indeed!

Romans 8:2- “…because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”

It is Memorial Weekend. A time to remember those who have fought for America’s freedom. Thank you, brave soldiers!

Freedom of worship.               19497274363_d56953ddd0

Freedom of choice.

Freedom of speech.

I won’t list them all. If you live in America, you realize the many freedoms we enjoy.

But what about freedom from sin?

We are all human. We all sin.

Can there be freedom from sin?

The Bible says, that believers will experience freedom from the law of sin and death. That is, because of Christ’s death for us, we will no longer face the penalty for sin—death.

Christ bore the penalty for us, setting us free.

And, “… if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

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