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Thought for the Day by Phil Washington (BH Member)
The best view in the world
‘In view of God's mercy.’ Romans 12:1
The Apostle Paul has just climbed an epic mountain of glorious truth over the past 11 chapters of Romans. From the dark, deep valley of human corruption and hopeless state in the first few chapters, to the sublime heights of God's grace and mercy in chapter 8 [No condemnation - All things working for good - More than conquerors - Nothing can separate us from God's love]. He then climbs even higher, into the sacred and incomprehensible truths of election and of the destiny of Israel. The summit is reached at the end of chapter 11, where Paul bursts into a song of praise 'Oh the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God etc' (v33).
But now, having reached that glorious peak, it's as though he turns around, gazes back at the vista and says: 'In view of God's mercy - just look at it! With this in view - in the light of all that God has done in Christ - this is how you are to live. You are to live a life that is worthy of such mercy, grace and love. And now I'm going to tell you how to live such a life'.
And so continues Romans, with 5 chapters of explanation and application of Christian living. It all starts off in verse 1 of chapter 12. There we have the key and starting point of a life lived for the glory of God. It starts, and continues with an act of full and absolute surrender. Let Paul's authoritative words speak into your hearts today.
'Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship' Romans 12:1
Update from James and Carolyn Webb
If you were not at the evening service yesterday please find below a video update from the Webb's.
NGM Prayer meeting
NGM (New Growth Ministries) are having a prayer meeting on zoom on Thursday 22nd July at 7pm. More information to follow on how to join the meeting
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