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March 13, 2017


March 13, 2017

Power To Transform

“For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of the Son He loves.” Colossians 1:13

One of our problems today is that we trivialize sin, Satan, salvation, and the Savior.  We have reduced sin to what we call minor complexes and simple problems.  Satan has become simply a myth, a joke or a cartoon character.  In reality, he is the very real god of this world, the chief of an innumerable company of demons, the father of all unbelievers and the ruling monarch of darkness. 

Salvation has been reduced to a mere intellectual decision rather than a transformation of life.  Our Savior has been trivialized to simply another religious leader.  In the New Testament, Jesus never asks for compliments or tribute from those who reject His claims as Messiah.  He stands alone as the “only begotten of the Father.”  He made the claims that “He and the Father are one.”  He claims to be the only way to heaven.  We may trivialize these things, but in light of eternity, it is not a trivial pursuit.  The very word salvation stands for all God the Father has done to rescue us from our fallen condition.  The New Testament presents our salvation, not as a mere decision, but a miraculous, supernatural deliverance!  Colossians stands as a book that is a wake‑up call to the powerful truths about our salvation.  Never trivialize what it took to save you.

Prayer Focus:  Today is the halfway point in our 40 days of prayer and fasting.  Pray that our prayer warriors will be encouraged in some way today.  Pray that God’s people at Fredericksburg Wesleyan Church will continue to strive to deepen their relationship with God on a daily basis and that generous giving on Commitment Sunday will result because of their increased faith.  Ask God to help you never to trivialize His love.