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Growth beyond conversion to Christ

June 21st, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – Colossians 2:6 speaks to believers in Jesus Christ with this instruction: “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

There is never a day that goes by when we don’t need the grace of the Lord Jesus. The day we receive Jesus as Lord is a defining moment of victory when we cross over from death to life. The burden of sin is released from our back and we are enabled to stand firm in the freedom of God’s grace. Beyond our conversion, God wants us to do life with Jesus as Savior and Lord. He wants us to welcome His presence into the midst of every day and every moment. There are some basic disciplines that can build strength to our faith. Studying the Bible, obeying His counsel, regular prayer, and consistent fellowship with other Christians, to name a few. As we follow Jesus faithfully, fruit will develop in the form of spiritual maturity. Qualities like love, joy, and peace will grow in our heart and overflow into our relationships as a witness that Jesus is alive and well.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


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