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The Joys of Our Salvation

  • Posted on: 19 February 2020
  • By: Chris Strevel

Three Reasons to Be Thankful

Colossians 1:3-5


            Is your life lacking thankfulness? Here we find God’s great remedy. Much of our joy in Christ depends upon being thankful for what he has done for us. We must not neglect his great salvation (Heb. 2:3), but understand it more clearly, often think about it, and hold fast to it. “Do not forget” is the Christian’s great strategy for thankfulness in the midst of our warfare and pilgrimage.

Christ Transforms Our Thoughts

  • Posted on: 16 February 2020
  • By: Chris Strevel

Our thoughts shape our attitudes, actions, and habits. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7). God has fashioned us so that the way we think and what we think about are determinative for the entire course of our lives. Two people burdened with similar adversities can lead two very different lives. One determines to make the best of his difficulties, work hard, trust God, and love others. The other is embittered, frustrated, and blames God and everyone else for his problems. If our thoughts are “pure, peaceable, and gentle,” we can bear up under the worst of circumstances.