10-10-9

I John 3:4-10

A world class gymnast will strive to receive a perfect score of three “10’s” in every event. Very few achieve that perfection. Likewise, a Christian will not achieve sinless perfection this side of heaven, but our passage today can show us how to live a more Christ-like life.

v. 4-5 - Rest in His provision - Our nature is to rebel against authority.

Ref James 2:10 Jesus came to take away sins because He is sinless.

v. 6-8 - Revise our old practice - Making the right choice should be the norm.

v. 9-10 - Rely on His power - Christ implants a new seed/ a new nature within us. As Christians, we have a chance to live a victorious life.

Ref I Corinthians 15:45 - We have 2 natures - the one we feed the most will win!

Care to Share

Romans 9:1-5

As Christ followers, we should care enough to share.  When did you last weep for another person's soul? 

When we stand before the Almighty God - we will all need God's mercy and grace - not fairness as some desire. 

We are called to be a witness.  A witness is someone who tells what he knows to be true.  We share Jesus Christ and Him alone.

Verses referenced:  Romans 10:1-4; James 2:10; Luke 24:45=58; Mark 10:17-22