Sunday, July 9, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Following The Example Of Christ

Sunday July 9
(Trinity IV)

Bible Reading:     Eph. 5: 1 - 10
Topic:                  Following The Example Of Christ

Paul gave three clear injunctions in today's message

First - we must be imitators of Christ. Every child who loves and respects his father would want to be like him. It is the same with us and God

Secondly - we should walk in love. Following the example that Christ set for us. He not only taught us about love, He lived out God's love in word and deed. He died for us as a supreme demonstration of God's love, which seeks sinners even when they are in rebellion (Rom. 5: 8). The proper response to this love is a godly life that not only rejects sin as a way of life but seeks to live a life of gratitude for all that we have received.

Thirdly - we must walk as Children of Light. Light dispels darkness and if we walk in the Light of God, we will expose all the works of darkness around us, resist them and strive to produce the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.

This is a great challenge for us Christians in Nigeria today where greed, corruption and forms of lawlessness are embedded in the fabric of our society.

However with God's help we will prevail

Heavenly Father grant me Your grace to continually follow Your example In Jesus Name, Amen.

Memory Verse             Eph. 5: 8
"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as Children of Light."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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