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Friends in Christ Weekly Message
February 27, 2010
Stick with me, friends. Keep track of those you see running this same course, headed for this same goal. There are many out there taking other paths, choosing other goals, and trying to get you to go along with them. I've warned you of them many times; sadly, I'm having to do it again. All they want is easy street. They hate Christ's Cross. But easy street is a dead-end street. Those who live there make their bellies their gods; belches are their praise; all they can think of is their appetites.
But there's far more to life for us. We're citizens of high heaven! We're waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He'll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.
My dear, dear friends! I love you so much. I do want the very best for you. You make me feel such joy, fill me with such pride. Don't waver. Stay on track, steady in God.
Philippians 3:17-4:1 (Message*)
As it was in Paul's time, today many are ready to lead you down a road of just serving our worldly desires. That remains a dead-end street. We are actually spiritual beings, and Christ has so much more to offer us than worldly pleasures. Christ's way allows us to live to our potential in this life and the next.
I want the very best for you who read these messages. So with Paul I say, Don't waver. Stay on track, steady in God.
* The Message version ©1993-2002 by Eugene H. Peterson.
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