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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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April 4, 2011 - God's Masterpiece

By Dorothy Rugg

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT).

Each one of us is God’s masterpiece. If we are created in Christ to do good things, what must we do?

First, we must take steps to become more like Christ. If we haven’t accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior, then we need to do that. Second, we must learn from Jesus. As the living Word, He is the embodiment of God’s written Word. The Bible tells us clearly, “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11).

We need to look to the Word rather than the world for our standards. Romans 12:2 tells us, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

We need to spend time in prayer and spend time with those who will build us up in the Lord; we need to be learners, to have a teachable spirit so that we can grow in the Lord.

Take a look at some of Jesus’ qualities. He was compassionate, stood for righteousness, told the truth, had a concern for individuals and their problems, took time for people, was always doing the will of the Father, and wanted people to see their need for a relationship with the Father.

Surrender yourself to God who is the Master Creator. Allow Him to complete His work in you, for you are His masterpiece.

— James and Dorothy Rugg live in Dalton, Pa., and pastor Mill City AG.



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