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Carrying Your Cross?

Jesus said that if anyone wanted to share life with him they needed to do life like him. That includes being willing to carry a cross like him (Mark 8v34). What does that mean? Paul said it’s mostly about sharing Jesus’ attitude towards the people you live with:

‘Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.’ (Philippians 2v3-4 http://bit.ly/XXAifL )

There are no handles on a cross for your convenience but Jesus promised it’s the way to find our lives. Could you begin to do that more this Easter?

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Not By Silver Or Gold – James

Today I saw someone post on Facebook that they needed a life-change and so they were going to follow a 100-day positivity challenge in order to become happier.

Trying like crazy to be happy what a sad way to live!

1 Peter 1v18 says: ‘For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the Empty Way Of Life handed down to you from your forefathers’

‘… empty way of life…’

Thank Jesus we have been saved from the emptiness of a worldly life and been given the fullness of grace and life in Jesus!

John 1v16: ‘From the fullness of his grace we have received one blessing after another’

What a great truth to think about this Easter.

Read 1 Peter 1 here: http://bit.ly/1hGsPMR

James, 17, Cape Town

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Re-Made In Christ

It seems to me that preachers keep trying to nail down an answer to what Easter’s all about. Ephesians 2v8-10 says it so well (read it here! http://bit.ly/1gpUIbd)

Jesus died on the cross so I could receive the gift of life in Him – not because of anything I’ve done, but because of His love for me. When the truth that I’ve been ‘re-made’ in Christ and called to a higher purpose begins to take hold of me, it seems God starts doing some really insane things with my life.

It’s helped me so much to focus less on what I need to do, and more on what God’s done for me as I face up to each day.

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Duncan, 19, Cape Town

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The Good, the Bad, and the Risen

Are you a bad person? Or a good one? Maybe you’re not as bad as some people you know but not super good just yet?

A guy called Ravi Zacharias once said this: ‘Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good but to make dead people live!’

So true! As Easter draws near let’s get our minds right about what Jesus died for: to make us alive and able to relate to God again. No matter how ‘bad’ or ‘good’ we think we are.

All of us have been dead to God. Are you alive?

Read what Paul said about this in Ephesians 2v1-10 here: http://bit.ly/1gpUIbd

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