Daily message – 13 Mar 2020

Eddie,

LOVE IS being lovingly honest and humbly approachable in times of misunderstanding.

— (Paul Tripp, Weekly Devotional)

CBC on the farm presents…

Tim Stephenson,

The Easter Story – tour and family day

Each tour will run at 30 minute intervals starting at 11am. Tickets are limited to 50 per tour, but if they do sell out please check back because we will try to add more tours.

Book free tickets directly at: www.cbc-easter-story-tour.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information please call Corsham Baptist Church on 01249 701078 or send us a message below:

CHRIST IS OVER HISTORY!

kathylarkman,

Excerpt from 24 February Bible Study:

We have to own our sin to be able to take in the glorious news of the Gospel! 1 John 1:8-10 “If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that His word has no place in our hearts.”

What do we make of all this? In short, the law of the Old Covenant reveals to us our sins. Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful? Of course not! In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. (Rom 7:7)

CHRISTThe OLD COVENANT points us to Christ, the reality.


It is drawn out in the scriptures calling it the NEW COVENANT (JESUS) with new hearts.

 

 

circumsized heartThis is the spiritual circumcision of our hearts which Paul speaks of in
Colossians 2:11. “When you came to Christ, you were ‘circumcised,’ but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision-the cutting away of your sinful nature.
Deuteronomy 30:6
“The Lord God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants so that you may love him with all your heart, and all your soul and live.” NIV

Ezekiel 36:26-27
“And I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.”
Romans 2:29
“No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by the Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.”
Philippians 3:3
“For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort.”

This is the gospel which is radically counter-cultural. This is the gospel which gives us our only hope, purpose, identity, meaning. It teaches us how to love this broken world in the same way that Christ loves us through His life, through His death on the cross, and resurrection to eternal life. Amazing Love.  Let’s continually thank our Lord that we are His image bearers, and pray that we will rooted and built up in Christ, and grow in the faith that we were taught!

Daily message – 12 Mar 2020

Eddie,

Nothing makes a journey more difficult than a heavy backpack filled with nice but unnecessary things. Pilgrims travel light.

— Randy Alcorn, “The Treasure Principle”

Daily message – 11 Mar 2020

Eddie,

If you neglect to instruct your children in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness? No. If ground be uncultivated, weeds will spring.

— Cliff Boone, “Christ Victorious” (quoting John Flavel)

Daily message – 10 Mar 2020

Eddie,

When we grow frustrated with a friend or family member who persists in sin, we can remember that Christ bears patiently with us.

— Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”

Daily message – 09 Mar 2020

Eddie,

LOVE IS making a daily commitment to resist the needless moments of conflict that come from pointing out and responding to minor offences.

— (Paul Tripp, Weekly Devotional)

Daily message – 08 Mar 2020

Eddie,

Heaven, not earth, is my home … Sooner or later, everything we own ends up in a landfill, a junkyard – the final resting place for the things in our lives. Christmas and birthday presents … The treasures that children quarrelled about, friendships were lost over, honesty was sacrificed for, and marriages broke up over – all end up here.

— Randy Alcorn, “The Treasure Principle”

Daily message – 07 Mar 2020

Eddie,

The certainty of our authority in Christ, and the absolute victory he has accomplished, does not mean that the outworking of his victory in our lives comes without a struggle. After all, it was not easy for Jesus, and in his difficulty, he showed us the value of endurance (He 12:1-2).

— Cliff Boone, “Christ Victorious”

Daily message – 6 Mar 2020

Eddie,

(On 1Tim 1:16): “Paul knew that the depth of his sin displayed the depth of Christ’s patience.

— Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”