LIFE IS TOO SHORT

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THE ONE BODY – 1 Corinthians 12

God saves people, not by injecting righteousness into them (on the grounds of their faith and/or obedience), but by transferring them “into Christ,” identifying them “as Christ,” and making them, in fact, to be Christ.

CHRIST AND MAN’S SIN – John 1

Christ bore our sins in his own body on the tree, thus accomplishing what no typical lamb ever achieved.

PEACE IS BETTER THAN WAR! – Ephesians 1

So deeply ingrained in the fabric of Western civilization is the basic Christian concept of peace being better than war, that there are many who are seemingly unaware of its origin and of the Christian roots that sustain it.

GREET ONE ANOTHER WITH A HOLY KISS – Romans 16

The salutation here is not that of Paul, as if he had said, “Kiss everyone for me,” but the salutation of the members themselves for one another with a sacred kiss of Christian love.

“WE KNOW!” – THE THREE GREAT CERTAINTIES of GOD – 1 John 5

We are “in Christ,” having believed in him and having been baptized into the “one body,” Christ’s spiritual body. As a result of Christ’s redemptive work, we enjoy eternal life (presently, in the joys of Christian service, and ultimately, throughout all eternity).

WHO SHALL DELIVER ME OUT OF THE BODY OF THIS DEATH? Romans 7

This is the cry of every man who is not saved. In the large view, it is the agonizing cry of all the world, especially of the benighted populations of the pre-Christian ages.

A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF SHALL NOT STAND – Matthew 12

The argument in these verses is simple, but profound. If Satan was really casting out Satan, a ridiculous absurdity on the face of it, then Satan’s kingdom was being destroyed.

MIRACLE OF STILLING THE TEMPEST – “Peace, be still” – Mark 4

The waves beating into the boat, Jesus asleep in the stern on the boat cushion, the fact that the boat was taking on water at an alarming rate – all these mark the account as authentic.

NO ROOM AT THE INN – Luke 2

This was the central event in world history, apparently of the most ordinary significance to anyone who might have been aware of it, but actually the pivot upon which the future of mankind turned, the cornerstone and foundation of all mortal hopes.

A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord is born. “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased.” Luke 2

Glory to God in the highest is the so-called “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” another of the famous Latin hymns of Christendom.