Only One risen Saviuor

Only One risen Saviuor
There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved - Jesus

Thursday, 6 April 2017

1 Corinthians Day 97 - Witnesses

15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

"I delivered to you that which I received..."

What else can we deliver? I can't give what I don't have and I can't have what I never acquired. 

Consider this:

"Every soul is surrounded by an atmosphere of its own—an atmosphere, it may be, charged with the life-giving power of faith, courage, and hope, and sweet with the fragrance of love. Or it may be heavy and chill with the gloom of discontent and selfishness, or poisonous with the deadly taint of cherished sin. By the atmosphere surrounding us, every person with whom we come in contact is consciously or unconsciously affected.
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This is a responsibility from which we cannot free ourselves. Our words, our acts, our dress, our deportment, even the expression of the countenance, has an influence. Upon the impression thus made there hang results for good or evil which no man can measure. Every impulse thus imparted is seed sown which will produce its harvest. It is a link in the long chain of human events, extending we know not whither. If by our example we aid others in the development of good principles, we give them power to do good. In their turn they exert the same influence upon others, and they upon still others. Thus by our unconscious influence thousands may be blessed." Christ's Object Lessons, 339

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What we take in determines the silent, unconscious influence we have on others. Paul delivered what he had received. What are you receiving daily? What influences are you subjecting yourself to? The truth that we are a silent influence every day is not a call to try and have a good influence. It is a call to guard and choose wisely who and what influences us. If you want to share the atmosphere of heaven you must choose to walk in the atmosphere of Jesus. Make Him the first Person you spend time with in the morning. Make His plans your plans. Sharing Him will be effortless and even inevitable for "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."

Paul delivered what he had received...

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