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Author: Jon Clayton

Life In Jesus Christ

3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:3-5, NKJV) 1:3 Jesus created everything. If it was created, it was created by Jesus Christ. In Colossians we read: For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17) Jesus Christ created all things, and in Him, all things hold together. Remember that this statement was written nearly 2,000 years ago. Today, we know that atoms are made up of a positively charged nucleus and negatively charged electrons. A basic experiment with a magnet will tell you that like charges repel one another. How is it that in the atom’s case, the like charges do not repel one another and fly apart, scattering themselves into nothing? In Him all things consist. One day, He will say enough is enough, and He will let go.  Chapter 3 of 2 Peter describes this in more detail than we might want to know. Jesus Christ is the Creator, Sustainer, and Maintainer of...

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Have Confidence In God

Have Confidence In God 04.22 Leviticus 26 Psalms 33 Ecclesiastes 9 Titus 1 04.23 (Saturday) Leviticus 27 Psalms 34 Ecclesiastes 10 Titus 2 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16 NKJV) Thank you for reading The Simple Christian Life. Please feel free to express your thoughts and opinions by leaving a comment!...

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The Proper Goal

04.21  Leviticus 25 Psalms 32 Ecclesiastes 8 2 Timothy  4 “The will of God is always the proper goal for every one of us. Where God is must be the place of desire. Any motion toward God is a forward motion. Even repentance is not a retreat toward the past but a decided march into a more glorious future. Restitution is not a return to yesterday but a step into a blessed tomorrow. There is such a thing as going backward in the spiritual life. There is such a thing as a retreat from a spiritual position once held by us as individual Christians. And there is such a thing as denominations and missionary societies making a wholesale withdrawal from ground once won at tremendous cost. If we find that we have gone back, then we should immediately reverse the direction and again go forward. The great truths of superior spiritual experiences, of high levels of personal living, of rapturous communion with the Three Persons of the Godhead, of victory over the flesh, of the gifts and power of the Spirit: what has happened to these? Once they marked us out and made us peculiar. What about it today? These are fair questions and they demand an answer. If candid self-examination reveals a departure from the green pastures where once our fathers grazed, what then? Let there be no...

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In the World But Not of It

04.20 Leviticus 24 Psalms 31 Ecclesiastes 7 2 Timothy  3 We are sent to bless the world, but never are we told to compromise with it. Our glory lies in a spiritual withdrawal from all that builds on dust. The bee finds no honey while crawling around the hive. Honey is in the flower far away where there is quiet and peace and the sun and the flowing stream; there the bee must go to find it. The Christian will find slim pickings where professed believers play and pray all in one breath. He may be compelled sometimes to...

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The Power Of His Resurrection

04.19 Leviticus 23 Psalms 30 Ecclesiastes 6 2 Timothy  2 My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead. (Philippians 3:10-11, HCSB) “The term Holy Spirit is actually another name for the experience of eternal life working in human beings here and now. The Holy Spirit is the deity of God who continues to apply the power of the atonement by the Cross of Christ to our lives. Thank God for the glorious and majestic truth that His Spirit can work the very nature of Jesus into us, if we will only obey Him.” —- Oswald Chambers Thank you for reading The Simple Christian Life. Please feel free to express your thoughts and opinions by leaving a comment!...

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Today’s Bible Verse & Christian Quote

Today’s Bible Verse:

Colossians 2:9-10; For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Today’s Christian Quote:

“In the Ephesian Epistle the church is the primary object, and the thought passes upward to Christ as the head of the church. In the Colossian Epistle, Christ is the primary object, and the thought passes downward to the church as the body of Christ.” – William Sanday