Mountain View Bible Church Tripoli, PA

Week 13: Pastor Jeff's Thought of the Week, "The Power of Acceptance - Part Four"

Pastor Jeff's Thought of the Week,  "The Power of Acceptance – Part Four"
Week of May 15, 2017  -

It Doesn’t Get Better Than This!
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In our talks about our acceptance by God in Christ, we have focused on “accepting our acceptance."  God truly accepts us (Eph. 1:6)!  When we believed on Jesus, the very righteousness of Jesus Christ was imputed to our spiritual standing before God (Romans 4:9-11, II Cor 5:21).  As a result, we now stand before God holy and blameless in the sphere of His love! (See Eph 1:4, I am not exaggerating, it really says that.)

Once we come to grips with the truth that God truly and completely accepts us in Christ, a whole new world opens up.

Here are just a few of the blessings that are now yours because you are accepted by God in Christ:

1. Complete Forgiveness- Colossians 2:13  And when you were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive with Him and forgave us all our trespasses.

2. Redeemed from the Law - Galatians 4:5 to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

3. A Cleansed Conscience Hebrews- 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works so that we can serve the living God?

4. Peace with God - Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.


5. A new identity as God’s child that prompts and empowers a holy life - Ephesians 5:8 8  For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.— (CSB)

My dear ones, this is just a tiny sampling of the blessing that are yours in Christ.  Please begin meditating on one of these blessing every day.  Thank God for His grace!   Rejoice in the Lord.  Be renewed in your love for Him and excited to share the gospel of grace  with the un-churched and the grace of the gospel with the de-churched, because it just doesn’t get better than being accepted IN Christ!


Praise Him Now!

Pastor Jeff


PS: Be on the lookout for next week’s Thought of the Week (TOTW), as we will learn how experiencing our acceptance before God is the foundation for accepting different and difficult people. 

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