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Connecting Our Community With Christ

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Living for the Will of God

 

 

Are you willing to be inconvenienced in order to please God? This may seem like an odd question, but some Christians act as if serving God is an imposition. Other Christians seem to think they are exempt from the Lord's work.

 

A proper understanding of all that Christ has done for us should motivate us to do everything we possibly can for him. Christ suffered much during his ministry, and unimaginably at is death. The suffering of Christ for our salvation is an example of complete obedience to God's will. With this in mind, how can we be less than completely dedicated to him?

 

Everyone will suffer in this life. But, if we suffer for the cause of Christ, it is a privilege. The Apostle Peter reminds us of Christ's suffering on our behalf, and calls us to put aside our own sinful desires and serve God. "Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God." (1 Peter 4:1)

 

If we are unwilling to suffer for Christ, we will sin by choosing to disobey God in order to avoid pain. Avoidance of unpleasant circumstances is a universal human trait. So, in order to be an obedient child of God, we must fight this tendency. Peter alludes to this when he says, "arm yourselves with this same attitude", that is, Christ's attitude of humble obedience to God.

 

Jesus Christ placed God's will above his own natural desire to avoid pain. Although we are not able to live in absolute sinless perfection as Christ did, the Holy Spirit will empower our efforts as we surrender our lives to do God's will.

 

The sad truth is many of us are not even willing to be inconvenienced in order to obey God, let alone actually suffer. We may avoid some trials and tribulations in this life, but we will also miss out on rewards in heaven. "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised..." (James 1:12) Remember, life is short and eternity is long.                 Pastor Dan Rhodes

 
 
Contact Us
Pastor Daniel Rhodes

810-278-2286

Services Held at:

233 N Sandhill Blvd.
Mesquite, NV 89027

702-346-2698

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 155

Mesquite, NV 89024

E-mail:  info@cccmesquite.org

Web Page: www. ccc mesquite.org

Schedule
Sunday 
Bible Study
9:30 AM
Morning Worship
10:45 AM
Monday
Highland Manor Ministry
6:15 PM
Wednesday
Highland Manor Sing 
1:00 PM
 Choir Practice
 5:00 PM
Prayer Meeting
6:00 PM
Saturday
Men's Bible Study 
 11: 00 AM