Daily Devotional – June 29th (Paul’s Godly Example!)

By admin On July 1st, 2014

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Today’s Devotional, June 29th

 

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“Follow Paul’s Godly Example”

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

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The Apostle Paul says it this way, as he wrote to encourage the early Church…

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Listen… “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am (a follower) of Christ…Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 & Philippians 4:9. 

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So these two verses show that Paul’s life was an imitation of the life of Jesus. 

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Perhaps, the following statement by Paul could be considered his mantra for life… “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

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St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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THE LIFE…CHRIST THE PATTERN FOR OUR LIVES…

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Jesus says… “I am the life”. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpg.

The life that we are to live has been shown to us, when Jesus came down to this lost world and walked among us.

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Not only did He give us a chance for new life, when He atoned for our sins, by His sacrifice on the Cross; but He also gave Himself an example.

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photo Paul the Apostle-Artist-Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier- circa 1500s Wikipedia US Public Domain.

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CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST!

http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/Pictures/The%20Early%20Church%20Artwork/target8.html.

And we should walk even as He walked, even as Paul goes on to say… “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. 

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Paul is telling us that he is crucified from his old, selfish ways

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Paul Shipwrecked – Acts 27:41-44 – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – Public Domain

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“FOR ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST”

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And now, Paul tells us that Jesus is living out His life through Paul.

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Jesus became Paul’s life… “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21.

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These are the words of Paul.

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And these should be the words of each of our own hearts as well.

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Paul Converted – www.thebiblerevival.com

 

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TO READ PART 2, GO HERE…March 6 (Paul’s Godly Example, Part 2: “Like Paul In A Materialistic World!”)

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear Lord, Please do a work in me, that I may obtain the same grace of God as Paul had…

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To read this entire article, just click here… “‘7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion'”

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Verses for further study: Colossians 3:1-3Romans 8:132nd Corinthians 3:18

 

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN:

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7 STARS IMITATE THE CROSS OF ORION

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This phenomenon begins in late October, in the pre-dawn hours. It then begins a little earlier each night.

The Cross of Orion Constellation star-chart.

This Wikipedia star-chart to the left, has this constellation sketched in. You must locate Orion, when it is mid-sky, between east and west. You’ll be facing southward most likely, unless you are far south. Try to imagine it as a Cross on a steep hill. The 3-star belt of Orion becomes the crest of the hill. The 3 very faint stars that make up Orion’s head become the very top of the Cross.

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Next, locate the 7 Stars Constellation. This 7 Stars Constellation is seen by facing northward. It stands upright a little later in the night. Eventually, Orion will lay down and no longer be seen as an uplifted Cross! Beginning in November, the 7 Stars (AKA Big Dipper) can be seen as a Cross a little bit later in evening.

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When you are comfortable in locating Orion & The 7 Stars Constellations, then show a friend. This can be a great witnessing tool!

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To read this entire article, just click here… “‘7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion'”

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TOMORROW:

 June 30th (The Weapons of Our Warfare!)

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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