March 10, 2019: SOAP #3384:   Deuteronomy 13-15; Galatians 1 rScripture:  Galatians (NIV) 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be […]

March 10, 2019: SOAP #3384:   Deuteronomy 13-15; Galatians 1

rScripture:  Galatians (NIV) 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

John (NIV) 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Observation:   The words of Paul in Galatians agree with the words of Jesus as recorded by John.   It all starts with the Father who was motivated by love, –so great love!     The Father sent His Son, Jesus, to suffer and die on a cruel cross in payment for man's sins.   The Son honored the Father and lived out the will of the Father.  

In fulfilling the will of the Father, Jesus made it possible for the Father to have a family of sons and daughters being formed into the image of His one Perfect Son!!!   Jesus' love for the father is multiplied by each child brought into the Kingdom of Heaven!   And as I grow, I am better able to express love for the Father, the love that Jesus wants me to give OUR Father!  

Application:  Jesus made it possible for me to be broughtinto the Father's family.  I honor Jesusas I love the Father! 

And I honor the Father as I love the Son. The Father takes great joy in Jesushow could He notjust consider whatJesus did for the Fatherand consider at what personal cost!!!  

Prayer:  Holy Spirit, thank you for helping me to seethe greatness of this family into which I have been born again!   Help me to live worthy of the honor I havereceived. Help me to live in honor of my Father and Jesus, His Son.  Amen

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!