December 05, 2019: SOAP #3654:  Ephesians 5-6; Psalm 119:1-80 Scripture:  Ephesians (NIV) 5:1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Observation:  When parents are great and family […]

December 05, 2019: SOAP #3654:  Ephesians 5-6; Psalm 119:1-80

Scripture:  Ephesians (NIV) 5:1 Be imitators of God,therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christloved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice toGod.

Observation:  Whenparents are great and family life at home is sweet, it is not uncommon forchildren to want to be like their parents. We have a perfect Heavenly Father. He dearly loves us and expresses that love in many ways. It is naturalthat we would want to be like our Heavenly Father.   

The challenge is:  how can I imitate Godwhile living here in this life?  I can thinkof many reasons why that is impossible.  Theonly one who has ever imitated God is Jesus. There is only one way for me to move ahead in such a challenge.  I must have Jesus living His life within me! 

Application:   My goalis to get to know Jesus better, to become better acquainted with his life hereon earth, to see things as He sees them, to understand what is happening aroundme as He understands them. 

Prayer:   Myprayer is a song: 'Jesus, be Jesus in me. No longer me, but thee.  Resurrectionpower, fill me this hour; Jesus, be Jesus in me.'  Amen

Pastor Leon
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