Category: NEW TESTAMENT

CHRISTIANS TO LIVE EXEMPLARY LIVES – Philippians

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Christian Must Be Moral and Portray a Good Example

Passage: Philippians 4

Christians are required to be honest in their relationship with God; they must be godly role models that are suitable for other people to emulate. Christians must understand that unbelievers are watching our behaviors to derive motivation for serving God. Believers must not fail our due diligence of positively influencing the unbelievers and leading them to become God’s worshipers. The scripture emphasized,

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

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Believers to Serve God with Pure Motives

Christians must serve God with a pure motive and portray a godly example for other people to emulate. Christians’ services must satisfy God. Our practices must motivate other people to love and serve God as well. Christians must understand that we have an obligation to live the exemplary lifestyle for other people to emulate (especially the unbelievers).

Despite the need to meet the pious obligation of faithfully serving God and leading others with godly examples, Christians still face the reality of being powerless without the help of the Holy Spirit. Believers will not have enough strength to adequately meet the mandate to be a true ambassador of Jesus Christ. Christians, like other humans, have weak nature that cannot easily comply with the standard of God. We must rely on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to adequately serve God and positively influence others.

To have the ability to faithfully serve God and offer godly leadership for other people, Christians must daily pray to receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God will also offer us divine guidance to make an appropriate decision and honor God. The Holy Spirit will indeed properly guide and aid us in meeting the standard of God which include an ability to faithfully serve him on earth and befit his kingdom.

Christians should consider it an important matter to pray for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to meet God’s requirements and appropriately serve him.

Ask God to make you a good example for other people to emulate. May you ever remain a true ambassador of Jesus Christ!

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Prayer for God’s Grace to be a Good Example for Others

Dear God, please I need the help of the Holy Spirit to be a good Christian that faithfully represents you on earth. Let your divine Holy Spirit guide me to live in compliance with the Bible standard so that I can prosper! Please let me be a good example for other people to emulate. Also, let my services bring glory unto your name and ever keep me worthy of your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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SATAN WILL IMPOSE ANTICHRIST SIGN OF 666 – Revelation

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Christians Must Be Vigilant of Antichrist Signs

Satan will impose his evil sign of antichrist on earth inhabitants on the last day. Most people will receive the sign but some will escape it. People who understand the meaning of the antichrist sign will refuse to accept it, thereby have the opportunity to save their souls from the pit of hellfire. The bible stated the number that will symbolize the antichrist destructive exploit as number Six hundred and Sixty Six (or simply noted as 666).

Anyone who refuses to receive the sign of the antichrist 666 will have the name of God to praise in the end since he or she will have the opportunity to gain an access to the kingdom of God. Those who steer clear of the antichrist symbol would be regarded as the martyrs since they may have endured pain and possibly shed their blood as they refute Satanic agents who plant the signs.

The scripture described people who escape the antichrist sign of 666 as champions. The Bible states,

“Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before you, for your judgments have been manifested” (Revelation 15:1-4).

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People Who Refuse Antichrist Sign Will Make Heaven

Persecution of saints will rise during the period of the end time. Satan and his forces will manipulate people to receive his evil mark of the 666 to signify their qualification for eternal damnation of hell. People who have proper knowledge of the bible and are also sensitive to the evil sign would have an opportunity to reject it. Whoever receives 666 – The mark of the antichrist will miss an opportunity to qualify for the kingdom of God. It is therefore important that Christians be vigilant to safeguard their souls. Each believer must read his or her Bible to understand the significance of the antichrist mark. Christians must also be vigilant and be prayerful to remain fit for God’s kingdom.

Believers in Christ ought not to be afraid of the evil sign of Satan intending to qualify people for hellfire. Since Christians have confessed their faith in Jesus Christ, they have an upper hand over Satan! Christians will experience rapture and be transported to heaven prior to the period that Satan will have an opportunity to enforce everyone to receive his mark of destruction.

Jesus Christ will provide a formidable way of escape for his followers prior to the period of tribulation that Satan will force people to receive his sign. All people ought to align their faith with Jesus Christ since he is the sure way of escape from the forthcoming terrible situation that people will experience. Everyone ought to seriously consider Christ’s salvation and earn the opportunity to qualify for heaven. (Unfortunately, whoever refuses to declare Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior will not qualify for the rapture. The person will miss a pleasant opportunity of inheriting the kingdom of God.)

The sure way to receive the salvation of Jesus Christ is as stated in Romans 10:9-10, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

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Prayer to Escape Sign 666

Dear God, please save me from the evil sign of the antichrist that Satan will impose on people to waste their souls in hellfire! Please count me worthy of your eternal kingdom. I clearly understand that Jesus Christ provides a sure way of salvation for everyone; whoever confess him as Lord will be saved. Therefore, I confess Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. I give my complete life to Jesus Christ and I promise to keep serving him for the rest of my life. Please keep me fit for your eternal kingdom! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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GOD WILL RENEW HIS COVENANT WITH HIS CHILDREN – Hebrews

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Believers Will Enjoy God’s Perfect Creation Again

Passage: Hebrews 8

God promised to have a new covenant with his children so that they can have an opportunity to access the ever-reaching benefits in his kingdom. God’s new covenant will make a lasting impact on his children, and they will enjoy it eternally. God said in the scripture,

“…For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 8:7-12 KJV). 

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Earth Will Declare the Wonders of God

Earth inhabitants have witnessed many wonders of God, but what we have seen so far are virtually nothing to compare with more wonders to be unfolded. Presently, earth inhabitants witness the display of God’s power as they are noticeable when we observe the nature and galaxy. Meanwhile, God will make everything that we see go into extinction. He will create a new earth that will display his advanced ingenuity. God’s new creation (new heaven and new earth) will contain his indescribable and glamorous works. However, something remarkable about God’s new creation is the fact that not all people will witness it. Only a few people who have declared Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior will qualify. That is, a person must declare Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord to qualify for God’s kingdom.

(People who once had a good relationship with God but have lost it for any reason must retrace their steps back to God. Everyone must renew his or her covenant with God to qualify for his undaunted benefits.)

 

People who have rejected the testimony of Jesus Christ will not be allowed to access God’s benefits. Their portion will be in the lake of fire. Hence, anyone who has not confessed Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior should not hesitate to do so, since this is the only requirement that God has set for people to inherit his kingdom.

 

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Renew your covenant with God.

Pray for God’s Power to Befit His Kingdom

Dear God, please count me worthy to inherit your kingdom. Count me among the people that will witness the beauty of your creation and enjoy it. I understand that you require all people to confess (your Son) Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior to be saved. Therefore, I am renewing my covenant with you today: I confess Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior! I repent from my sins, and I promise to start serving you with honesty and full devotion. From now on, I will prioritize serving you, and I will do this for the rest of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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RAPTURE IS IMMINENT, CHRIST WILL COME AGAIN – 2 Peter

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The teaching of Rapture Must be taken Seriously

Passage: 2 Peter 3

Some people that presumed themselves to be intellectual have challenged the theory of end time and rapture. The critics questioned the Christian belief that Jesus Christ – the Son of God – will return to earth to rapture his followers to heaven. The critics’ arguments are mostly focused on the goal to cast a shadow of illusion on this important subject – rapture. Meanwhile, the critics’ efforts would be proven futile on the last day when Jesus Christ appears in the sky to transport his saints to his kingdom!

Bible warned Christians to stay away from the skeptics since their opposition is heretic and incur dire consequences. Bible warned, “Beloved, I now write to you…that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”

…But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up….” (2 Peter 3:1-9).

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Rapture will come, Prepare for it.

The teachings of end time must be deemed important by all Christians; they must also prepare to meet the rapture. Teachings of end time remind believers that Jesus Christ will soon return to the earth to rapture his saints to heaven. Jesus has described many signs that would precede his second coming, many of which are listed in Matthew 24. Believers throughout the world ought to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

It is important that Christians avoid any conversation that rejects the factual teaching of the end time. Christians must uphold the value that this earth is not our permanent home. Jesus Christ will soon return to earth to rapture us (his saints) to heaven. Christians who are alive and Christians who have died will befit rapture. Meanwhile, anyone who has yet to confess Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior should do so without hesitation since rapture can happen at any time!

Anyone who has not confessed Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior should do so without hesitation. Jesus Christ will come when people have least expected as the Bible states, “… With the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8). Anyone who misses rapture will face Satan’s tribulation and be hurled to hellfire. (Revelation 21:8.)

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Pray for Grace to Meet Rapture

Dear God, I strongly believe that Jesus Christ will someday return to earth to rapture his followers to heaven. I want to be raptured also; therefore, I confess my faith in Jesus Christ. I declare him as my personal Lord and Savior. I repent of my sins and I promise to keep faithfully serving God for the rest of my life. Please enlist me with people that will make it to your kingdom. Let the Holy Spirit teach and guide me to remain fit for your kingdom! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my request. Amen.

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CHURCH LEADERS MUST BE GOOD EXAMPLES – Titus

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Gospel Ministers Must Represent Christ Well

Passage: Titus 2

Gospel ministers are required to be good examples. They must teach and lead other people to properly serve God. They must be good stewards of Jesus Christ for other people to emulate. Apostle Paul instructed Titus to be a good steward of Christ as he instructed Titus,

“But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you” (Titus 2:1-8). 

Christians Have Obligations to Lead by Example

People who serve God in any capacity have an obligation to be godly examples. Every gospel minister must live a lifestyle that is suitable for other people to emulate. However, not only the church leaders are required to be good representatives of Jesus Christ. All Christians without an exception are charged to faithfully serve God and be good examples for the world to see!

Believers throughout the world must ensure to live in compliance with the laws of God that are stipulated in the Bible. We must not emulate any ungodly view, even if our society consider them as appropriate. Every Christian must consider it a priority to faithfully serve God in holiness.

Pray for the Ability to be True Representative of Jesus

Dear God, please help me to be your good steward in speech and in character. Help me to diligently study your word so that I can clearly understand your view in all matters. Empower me through the Holy Spirit to live up to your expectations, and let your light shine through me for the unbelievers to emulate. Please let my life become a living proof of your integrity in order to motivate unbelievers to serve you! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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EARLY CHRISTIANS DEVIATED FROM TRUE DEVOTION – James

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Services of Devotion, A Must for Christians

(Passage: James 4)

The early believers deviated from serving God with true devotion, and God’s miracle stopped happening in their midst also. Apostle James explained the main cause of God’s retrogressive miracles that existed among the brethren. James stated,

“Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:1-3).

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God’s Miracles Accompany True Devotion

A devotion service means so much to God; Christians should give the best of it to him. Any Christian who expects to witness the power of God in his or her life must keep a consistent relationship with God. A Christian cannot demonstrate the works of the flesh and expect God’s miracles to happen in his or her life.

Some activities that are categorized as the works of the flesh that inhibit true devotion are listed in Galatians 5:19. All the activities listed (and the related ones) only satisfy the cravings of the flesh. Believers must shun ungodly behaviors and allow the Holy Spirit to rule them to adequately fit God’s plan and enjoy his benefits. The scripture emphasized that God requires his worshipers to worship him in Spirit and in truth.

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24 NIV).

Many rewards await the believers that prioritize serving God with faithfulness. Jehovah will reward them with some imperishable crowns in his kingdom.

 

 

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Prayer for God’s Grace to be Devoted to Him

Dear God, please give the ability to serve you with full devotion so that I can befit your benefits. Help me to faithfully serve you, and let me yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and serve you with faithfulness. Empower me to desist from the works of the flesh. Rule me by the Holy Spirit to satisfy your holiness desires so that it can be well with me in every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I have made my requests. Amen.

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CHURCH LEADERS MUST HAVE INTEGRITY – Titus

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Christians Must Have Integrity To Honor God

(Passage: Titus 1)

Church leaders are expected to be people of integrity who lead others by example. Paul in his letter to Titus (and as the same principle applied to other Christian leaders) explained the qualities that every Christian leader must have. Paul wrote,

An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it” (Titus 1:6-9 NIV).

Christians Have Obligation to Lead by Examples

Christians leaders have the obligation to be moral and lead people by example. Religious leaders must be people of integrity. They must have the characters that are good enough to emulate other people to faithfully serve God. Since the fact remains that church leaders are appointed to represent God in their services, they must be careful not to act in any fashion that can mislead and/or negatively influence their congregations.

Any activity that a religion leader performs ought to motivate people to love and serve God. Meanwhile, the congregants of the local churches also have the obligation to support their leaders as well. Church members ought to help ease the burden of their spiritual leaders by providing them any needed support they may need, which are inclusive of both the physical and spiritual assistance.

Members of local churches ought to pray for their leaders to properly operate under the guidance of the Holy Spirit so that they can prosper in their services and bring glory to God.

Pray for yourself and pray for your spiritual leaders.

Pray for Church Leaders

Dear God, please make me an agent of positive change in my local assembly. Enable me with the strength to be an active church member and give me the ability to support my leaders. Help me to pray for my church leaders and offer them any support they might need.

I seize this opportunity to pray for my church leaders. Please grant them courage to properly serve you so that they can prosper for your kingdom. Please empower all church leaders throughout the world to operate under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to adequately serve in your honor. Help your servants throughout the world to be faithful in their services. Give them the ability to be effective their leadership activities and prosper for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my request. Amen.

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GALATIAN CHRISTIANS MUST BE STEADFAST WITH GOD – Galatians

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Christianity Requires Steadfastness

Passage: Galatians 3

Paul rebuked the Galatians for their inconsistent relationship with God. He challenged them to be steadfast with God since that is the only means of obtaining God’s mercy and inheriting his eternal kingdom. Paul scolded the Galatians for lack of consistency in their relationship with him. God said, “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?” (Galatians 3:1).

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Christians Must Understand What Salvation By Grace Mean

Aspire to be a steadfast Christian.

Believers must understand that Christianity requires steadfastness. The religion is free but it does not accommodate unfiltered practices. Whoever wants to serve God should do so with full devotion. Christians must not assume their fleshly characters measure up to God’s standard.

Today’s Christians should learn from Paul’s letter to the Galatians who instructed they must not mismatch their faith with fleshly exercise.

Paul emphasized,

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:26-29 NKJV).

God loves steadfast Christians.

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Pray to be steadfast with God

Dear God, please help me to practice true Christianity. Help me to be a steadfast person! I understand that I am saved by the grace of God; therefore, I must not abuse my freedom obtained through Jesus Christ. Please help me to live every day of my life celebrating the fact that I was saved by your grace! Help me to be consistent with your word so that I can prosper. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my request. Amen.

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FALSE TEACHERS WILL TURN PEOPLE AWAY FROM GOD – Galatians

Christians Must Be Watchful Of False Teachers

(Passage: Galatians 1)

Christians must be watchful of deceptive teachers that camouflage to exploit people for their selfish gains. Some teachers and teachings that are not consistent with bible are out there, and believers must be watchful not to become their victims. Apostle Paul had a similar warning for Galatians’ church when he stated,

“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-9 NKJV).

Christian To Stay Away From False Teachers

Christians must reject erratic and misleading teachings that lack bases in the scriptures. A heavenly bound believer must not just believe anything that a teacher presents to him or her without establishing facts. Nothing is more factual than the bible, and it remains the basic operation manual for all Christians. Therefore, all Christians must cross-reference whatever they are taught with the Bible; a teaching that lacks the basis in the bible must be outrightly rejected!

Meanwhile, it is important that Christians pray and ask for Holy Spirit interpretations over all matters. The Spirit of God will shed light on all subjects, and he will enlighten our minds to understand the truth. Also, the Holy Spirit of God will empower us to comply with the scripture.

 

Prayer To Be Consistent With God

Dear God, please help me to consistently study my Bible and listen to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Do not let me be lazy in studying your word. Also, let me prayerfully consider every teaching that is presented to me, and give me the grace to reject deceptive teachings. Enable me to accept and celebrate all truth that will liberate me from sin, and make me heavenly bound. Let your word and leadership of the Holy Spirit prosper me now, and always. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. 

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PAUL APPRECIATED PHILEMON FOR HIS SERVICE TO GOD – Philemon

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(Passage: Philemon 1)

God will reward people who faithfully serve him with all benefits of life. Jehovah appreciates honest services; he will bless his faithful observers. Paul, on behalf of God, appreciated Philemon for being a good steward of Jesus Christ. Paul commended Philemon,

“I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints; and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake. For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.” (Philemon 1:4-7 NASB).

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Purpose of serving God Unfolded

Christianity requires faithfulness of service to God. Anyone who claims to be a Christian needs to understand the importance of faithful services! Believers must remember that God can clearly measure and determine how much we are committed to him. He will honor those who faithfully serve him.

Not just any service is meaningful to God. A service expected to satisfy God must come from a pure heart, and it must be indeed regarded as Humility in service to God. God’s faithful observers will enjoy his benefits in this life and the one to come.

Since God can gauge the level of our commitments to him, believers must consider it necessary to faithfully serve him! Our pious efforts will motivate God to shower us with his unlimited blessings.

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Prayer for humility in service to God

Dear God, I understand that you want your children to faithfully serve you so that you can be proud to bless them. I promise my committed to you from today! I will serve you with all my strength. Please let the Holy Spirit empower me to meet your standard! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. 

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