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If You’re God’s Child, Part 7

June 24, 2012

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Last year, I compiled a series of 36 blogposts based on tweets from Scotty Smith on “Signs You’re Growing in Grace.” I, and I know countless others, were greatly encouraged in the gospel by those daily tweets.  Another person who brings the gospel to bear regularly on twitter is Paul Tripp.  He has recently begun a series of tweets called “If You’re God’s Child . . . ” and I have compiled them for you as well.  Depending on how many tweets he does, I may make this into another blogpost category/series. But for now, here’s the seventh (and final) installment of “If You’re God’s Child . . .”

If you’re God’s child, you are blessed with the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit. The question is, are you listening?

If you’re God’s child, you can rest assured that God will do whatever is necessary to complete his redemptive work in you.

If you’re God’s child, it’s grace that is your hope; grace and only grace.

If you’re God’s child, you have the choice of denying your sin or running with joy to the forgiveness you’ve been given.

If you’re God’s child, you are never called to anything you aren’t graced by God to do.

If you’re God’s child, no detail of your life is outside of the care and control of your sovereign Savior.

If you’re God’s child, the fact that the end of your story has already been determined makes God’s care in the middle secure as well.

If you’re God’s child, there is no enemy you will face that hasn’t already been defeated by the cross of Jesus Christ.

If you’re God’s child, you need to know that no dark thing in you is a surprise to the One lived, died and rose to be your Savior.

If you’re God’s child, you need to know that the righteous life of Christ freed you from having to work to gain the Father’s acceptance.

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If You’re God’s Child, Part 6

June 3, 2012

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Last year, I compiled a series of 36 blogposts based on tweets from Scotty Smith on “Signs You’re Growing in Grace.” I, and I know countless others, were greatly encouraged in the gospel by those daily tweets.  Another person who brings the gospel to bear regularly on twitter is Paul Tripp.  He has recently begun a series of tweets called “If You’re God’s Child . . . ” and I have compiled them for you as well.  Depending on how many tweets he does, I may make this into another blogpost category/series. But for now, here’s the sixth installment of “If You’re God’s Child . . .”

If you’re God’s child, you are blessed with the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit. The question is, are you listening?

If you’re God’s child, you can rest assured that God will do whatever is necessary to complete his redemptive work in you.

If you’re God’s child, it’s grace that is your hope; grace and only grace.

If you’re God’s child, you have the choice of denying your sin or running with joy to the forgiveness you’ve been given.

If you’re God’s child, you are never called to anything you aren’t graced by God to do.

If you’re God’s child, no detail of your life is outside of the care and control of your sovereign Savior.

If you’re God’s child, the fact that the end of your story has already been determined makes God’s care in the middle secure as well.

If you’re God’s child, there is no enemy you will face that hasn’t already been defeated by the cross of Jesus Christ.

If you’re God’s child, you need to know that no dark thing in you is a surprise to the One lived, died and rose to be your Savior.

If you’re God’s child, you need to know that the righteous life of Christ freed you from having to work to gain the Father’s acceptance.

If You’re God’s Child, Part 5

May 27, 2012

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Last year, I compiled a series of 36 blogposts based on tweets from Scotty Smith on “Signs You’re Growing in Grace.” I, and I know countless others, were greatly encouraged in the gospel by those daily tweets.  Another person who brings the gospel to bear regularly on twitter is Paul Tripp.  He has recently begun a series of tweets called “If You’re God’s Child . . . ” and I have compiled them for you as well.  Depending on how many tweets he does, I may make this into another blogpost category/series. But for now, here’s the fifth installment of “If You’re God’s Child . . .”

If you’re God’s child, you must remember that God isn’t working to build your kingdom, but for the success of his.

If you’re God’s child, you must always view yourself and your world through the window of the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you’re God’s child, remember that your story is marching to an end that is glorious beyond the ability of your mind to conceive.

If you’re God’s child, it’s not your job to defeat evil, your job is to resist temptation. God is in the process of bringing evil to an end.

If you’re God’s child, know that every “What if” your fearful heart can generate is about something that is ruled by your sovereign Savior.

If you’re God’s child, you have little to boast about. Your reconciliation, wisdom, submission, and strength all are gifts of your Savior.

If you’re God’s child, obedience is not an option, to treat what has been command as a personal choice is to put yourself in God’s position.

If you’re God’s chid you have been bought with a price therefore you must not in any situation view your life as belonging to you.

If you’re God’s child you have been bought with a price, so you must not in any situation view your life as belonging to you.

If you’re God’s child, the same grace that you have been given is the grace that you are called to proclaim and extend to others.

If You’re God’s Child, Part 4

May 20, 2012

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Last year, I compiled a series of 36 blogposts based on tweets from Scotty Smith on “Signs You’re Growing in Grace.” I, and I know countless others, were greatly encouraged in the gospel by those daily tweets.  Another person who brings the gospel to bear regularly on twitter is Paul Tripp.  He has recently begun a series of tweets called “If You’re God’s Child . . . ” and I have compiled them for you as well.  Depending on how many tweets he does, I may make this into another blogpost category/series. But for now, here’s the fourth installment of “If You’re God’s Child . . .”

If you’re God’s child you have reason for hope no matter how hard things are or how weak you feel because Christ lives inside you.

If you’re God’s child you have been given an identity you didn’t earn and blessed with potential beyond your natural gifts.

If you’re God’s child you have to accept the bad news of your sin before you can celebrate the glorious news of God’s amazing grace.

If you’re God’s child, you have been called to be an ambassador of the same grace that has given you life and hope.

If you’re God’s child, you have been called to carefully obey, but not with the motivation of achieving acceptance with God.

If you’re God’s child your personal story has been woven by grace into God’s grand and glorious redemptive story.

If you’re God’s child you must remember that your faith is deeply relational – called to loving community with God and with others.

If you’re God’s child you must remind yourself today that your walk with God is designed to be a community project from beginning to end.

If you’re God’s child you still suffer from spiritual blindness and need the personal insight-giving wisdom of the body of Christ.

If you’re God’s child, your life doesn’t belong to you anymore, to act like it does never leads anywhere good.

If You’re God’s Child, Part 3

May 13, 2012

Part 1 | Part 2 |

Last year, I compiled a series of 36 blogposts based on tweets from Scotty Smith on “Signs You’re Growing in Grace.” I, and I know countless others, were greatly encouraged in the gospel by those daily tweets.  Another person who brings the gospel to bear regularly on twitter is Paul Tripp.  He has recently begun a series of tweets called “If You’re God’s Child . . . ” and I have compiled them for you as well.  Depending on how many tweets he does, I may make this into another blogpost category/series. But for now, here’s the third installment of “If You’re God’s Child . . .”

If you’re God’s child there is hope for you, not because of your wisdom and strength, but because Emmanuel is always with you.

If you’re God’s child your life is now under the personal care and attention of the Creator and King of all that is.

If you’re God’s child grace has connected you to the one thing that can give rest and satisfaction to your heart; the Lord himself.

If you’re God’s child, he has acted decisively on the cross to rescue you from seeking physically what will only be found spiritually.

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If You’re God’s Child, Part 2

May 8, 2012

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Last year, I compiled a series of 36 blogposts based on tweets from Scotty Smith on “Signs You’re Growing in Grace.” I, and I know countless others, were greatly encouraged in the gospel by those daily tweets.  Another person who brings the gospel to bear regularly on twitter is Paul Tripp.  He has recently begun a series of tweets called “If You’re God’s Child . . . ” and I have compiled them for you as well.  Depending on how many tweets he does, I may make this into another blogpost category/series. But for now, here’s the second installment of “If You’re God’s Child . . .”

If you’re God’s child you have greater potential than the sum of your parts because you’re blessed with Almighty God living inside of you.

If you’re God’s child you needn’t fear exposure – nothing could be revealed about you that hasn’t been covered by the blood of Jesus.

If you’re God’s child you don’t have to search for meaning and purpose – you’re part of the most important work in the universe, Redemption.

If you’re God’s child you don’t have to wonder about how your story will end because your future is sealed and secure in Christ.

If you’re God’s child, you needn’t run to the creation to satisfy your hungry heart – you’re now connected to the only One who can satisfy.

If you’re God’s child you live between the “already” and the “not yet” where sin still lives and grace is daily needed.

If you’re God’s child you live between two realities – enemies greater than your strength and grace that’s greater than these enemies.

If you’re God’s child you live between the war inside and temptation outside and sufficient provision has been made for both in Christ.

If you’re God’s child you are greeted every morning with new mercies, form fit for the needs of the day.

If you’re God’s child you’ve been called to obey and been given every resource you need to do what you’ve been called to do.

If You’re God’s Child, Part 1

May 3, 2012

Last year, I compiled a series of 36 blogposts based on tweets from Scotty Smith on “Signs You’re Growing in Grace.” I, and I know countless others, were greatly encouraged in the gospel by those daily tweets.  Another person who brings the gospel to bear regularly on twitter is Paul Tripp.  He has recently begun a series of tweets called “If You’re God’s Child . . . ” and I have compiled them for you as well.  Depending on how many tweets he does, I may make this into another blogpost category/series. But for now, here’s the initial installment of “If You’re God’s Child . . .”

If you’re God’s child, God has written you into his story, your future is secure and so is his grace along the way.

If you’re God’s child, you are never alone because Emmanuel has moved in and he’s not leaving.

If you’re God’s child, you don’t have to search for identity, your identity is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you’re God’s child, you have strength greater than your own because the Lord Almighty lives inside you by his Spirit.

If you’re God’s child you have greater wisdom than your intellect or experience since you’re now in relationship with the One who is Wisdom.

If you’re God’s child you don’t have to have control because your Savior rules over all things for your sake and his glory.

If you’re God’s child the promise of the future grace of eternity guarantees you all the grace you need along the way.

If you’re God’s child you don’t fight sin on your own since you been blessed with the convicting, protecting, rescuing grace of the Spirit.

If you’re God’s child you’re free to admit you don’t measure up since your acceptance doesn’t rest on your obedience but on Christ’s.

If you’re God’s child, you’ve been freed from seeking horizontally what you have already been given in Christ.